Travel Guide: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand for a few reasons: the Isaan food, elephant excursions, the cooler weather, and just because it’s a much more relaxing city than Bangkok! It also happens to be one of my favorite cities I visited growing up—it was always the highlight of my Thailand visits as a kid. Continue reading for a first timer’s guide to this beautiful city that has both stayed true to its traditions, but also modernized to attract the younger crowd.