Chiang Mai City and People


Mapjack - Virtual Chiang Mai

MapJack takes you to the trip to Chiang Mai. Amazing.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Santa Claus and elf, pictures taken in Pantip Plaza, Chiang Mai



Webcam in Chiang Mai

A streetview webcam of Chiang Mai from the office of (open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm)


Bar for sale in Chiang Mai

Newly renovated bar in a great location is available now. Building is a 3 storey with 3 bedrooms. The business is nearly 90 sq.m. in size, seating for 30 customers.

The sale includes all furniture, fixtures and stock.

The rent is 25,000 baht per month.


It is Buyer´s Market in Chiang Mai Now

There are many hotels, more restaurants and cafes in Chiang Mai waiting for tourists. Only tourists are missing. Now it is good time to travel to Chiang Mai. Buyer is the king now in Chiang Mai . Read very interesting article here


Chiang Mai Thaiapartments

When you look for apartments, condos, guest houses, hotelrooms, houses, resorts and serviced apartments for rent in Chiang Mai, try, website where to find your next home in Chiang Mai.

Places in Chiang Mai - visit and have fun

10 Fun Things to do in Chiang Mai in Thailand

Chiang Mai in Thailand is a wonderful location visit, be it for the beaches, the delicious foods or to enjoy the local culture. Below we look at ten interesting things to do in Chiang Mai.

1. Visit the walled city - This is a beautiful ancient place that is home to about thirty temples which boast Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lanna Thai influences. Here you can see beautiful carvings, intricately built staircases and golden pagodas.

2. Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - This is a splendid temple situated on a hillside. It has an intriguing history: The temple site was chosen by an elephant, which was allowed to roam at will. When it reached a particular site, the elephant trumpeted loudly, circled around several times and finally knelt down – an auspicious sign.

3. Take a trip to Maesa Elephant Camp - This is an elephant camp located on the hillside. Here you will be treated to a fascinating elephant show and even have the option to go on elephant rides.

4. Take a stroll around Bhuping Palace - This is a royal winter palace located on a hill. It has wide beautiful gardens and splendid architecture. It is open to the public whenever the royal family is not in residence. You will have to pay a small fee and abide by the dress code.

5. Interact with the animals at Chiangmai Zoo - The zoo is home to more than five thousands animals. These animals are housed in a cheerful open environment which gives you the illusion of actually being in a forest. Definitely a place the kids will enjoy.

6. Relax and go for a Thai Massage - If you want to relax, a Thai massage will definitely help you out in that department. Some massage parlours may be sleazy and dubious, so pay a little more for the legitimate ones that will have clean environment with relaxing music and scents in the background.

7. See Muay Thai fights at Kawila Boxing Stadium - Muay Thai is Thai boxing, and is the national sport of Thailand. The fights feature young amateurs, seasoned fighters as well as matches pitting local boxers against foreign ones.

8. Head for the Royal Floral Exposition - This is an exhibition which features more tens of thousands of species of orchid plants, and will be sure to interest even those who are not orchid lovers.

9. Shop at the Night Bazaar - This is a night market which goes on for miles and miles on Chiang Khlan Road. It is a must for shopping fanatics, who will be delighted with the low prices.

10. Head to Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center - This is a modern multimedia centre which will educate you on the different aspects of Chiang Mai’s history and culture.

Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Chiang Mai accommodation and World vacation Rentals.

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Coffee Lovers Chiang Mai

Cafe/Coffee Shop/Restaurant Coffee Lovers, (175/1 Ratchamankha Road, T Prasingh (opposite BP Chiangmai City Hotel, tel. 053-275 561) is very nice little restaurant. Atmosphere is cosy, welcoming and clean. You can eat thaifood and some western courses too. They have also free WIFI. The service was excellent from all the staff.
Coffee Lovers is definitely worth to visit.


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SameSame Cafe and Guesthouse

There are more than hundred guesthouses in Chiang Mai. One of them, with very good name, is SameSame Cafe and Guesthouse.

Samesame is a good example of tinglish - same same (similar, as usual) and same same but different (seems similar but different in some ways)


Housewarming party in Chiang Mai

The neighbors and friends come to see the new house and celebrate with guests and hosts. The monks are also invited to housewarming parties, and they follow the same format of celebration as other events where the monks are present.

The celebration begin in the morning, and after the monks have performed a service, they are offered a meal, while others also share a meal.

Someone may also hire a band or karaoke equipment for the occasion. After the monks have left, visitors sit at tables, drink bear and other alcoholic beverages. Guests take a portion of the costs of the celebration by donating cash and assisting in food preparation in the same manner as at weddings or funerals.


Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 12.-15.4.2008

The most obvious feature in celebrating Songkran is the throwing of water. People wander the streets with water containers and water cannons themselves or by post at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passers-by. However, this has not always been the main activity of this festival. Songkran is traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, family members, friends, neighbors and monks.

Apart from the throwing of water, people may celebrate Songkran by going to a wat (Buddhist monastery) to pray and provide food to monks.

Chiang Mai Songkran Festival, activities and highlight


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