Chiang Mai is located 700km north of Bangkok and because it is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Thailand the climate is that much cooler than Bangkok, and the area far more attractive, as are the girls!
The population is around 700,000 in the metropolitan area, around half the total of the Chiang Mai Province that is the unofficial capital of the north of Thailand, Second only in national importance to Bangkok.
Chiang Mai meaning “New City “ was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai who built the existing moat ,and walls that in parts still exist today.
The city is located on the banks of the Ping river, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya river, and is easily accessible from Bangkok, by either train (14 a day,12-15 hours travel time.) by bus (several a day, 10 -12 hours travel time) or by air from Chiang Mai International Airport (28 flights a day 1 hour 10 min travel time)
Direct flights to Chiang Mai airport are now possible from Samui, Phuket, Hong Kong, Kunming, Jinghong, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpar, Luang Phrabang, Mandalay, Manila, Seoul, Siem Reap, Singapore and Taipei.
Local public transport is also available, tuk tuks, songthaews, buses and metered taxis are readily available from the airport and shopping malls, and for those brave enough to venture out onto the city roads, motor bike hire, and car hire is readily available and cheap.
Things to see and do in and around Chiang Mai.
Shop till you drop! Take one of our escorts with you and she will save you a fortune with her bargaining skills. There are many street markets selling just about anything and everything; the Night bazaar area is great for counterfeit goods, watches, t shirts DVDs etc, and the large shopping malls sell just about anything you can buy back home, generally quite a bit cheaper. Don’t forget to treat your escort if she has looked after you well!
The list of temples /wats to visit is seemingly endless and most are well worth a visit., Doi Suthep is the most popular not only for the temple its self but also for the outstanding views over Chiang Mai, and should be high on your list of things to do.
There are also a few museums in Chiang Mai that are well worth a visit:
The Chiang Mai National Museum.
The Tribal Museum
The Insect Museum
Again the choices in Chiang Mai are endless, but “When in Rome” be brave ,if you haven’t already tried Thai food then you’ve missed out ,the food is devine and healthy and there is no need to spend a fortune, and a bit of advice Thai people generally tip ten to twenty baht ,regardless of bill amount or restaurant . And watch out for the service charge in expensive restaurants.
Oh and we gather the room service menu in your hotel is excellent.
Trekking, Monkey shows, Natural hot springs, Elephant shows , Jungle zip lines White water rafting ,Go karting ,Off road karting ,Visiting hill tribes ,Thai cooking classes,
The Kings gardens, The zoo, The night safari, Shooting, the list of activities is endless in Chiang Mai; Sadly, if you book one of our escorts you won’t want to leave your hotel room!