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Chiang Mai

The former seat of the Lanna kingdom is a blissfully calm place to relax and recharge your batteries – in a city still firmly Thai in its atmosphere and attitude.

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Day Trips

From lakeside pampering in Huay Teung Tao to hilltop hiking around Doi Inthanon, here are five of the best day trips from Chiang Mai.

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From túk-túks (autorickshaws) to rót daangs and walking to buses, it's easy to get around Chiang Mai. Here's how to do it.

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Chiang Mai's known for being budget-friendly with lots to see and do for free. Here's a guide to exploring without spending a Bhat

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