Chiang Mai is a very different, more restful, more thoughtful experience than Bangkok. The old city is within walls and a moat. Part of the fun is just walking the city – taking a boat trip on the Ping River or taking an overnight trip to tribal areas closer to Burma. The city has quality shopping in design led boutiques as well as high-quality major outlets for silk and ceramics. One new attraction delicately handled is a Cockfighting Centre. Cocks in Thailand are not armed with spurs and do NOT fight to the death. Chiang Mai’s markets are also well thought of. A glorious antidote to the exciting vastness and traffic chaos of Bangkok ! Both programmes run to around twenty minutes.
CHIANG MAI 1 -Thailand – updates 2017
September 15, 2014