Such a native Chiang Mai - sights and impressions

I do not know why, but Chiang Mai is my favoritecity ​​in Thailand. Perhaps because he was my first in this country once. It all started with him ... And the love of Thailand, and the passion for trevewing. Almost always, when I am in Russia, or when I remember our trips to Tai, in most cases pictures of northern Thailand appear in my head, and it is with him that comparisons always take place in terms of prices and attitudes of local residents.

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Sights Chiang Mai

In fact, in Chiang Mai and around him a lotWhat is interesting, I have not seen even half of what is. You can drive around the city to different national parks, climb mountains, look at the lakes, visit temples. I will list where I was, and those places where I will ever go. To begin with, the nearest neighborhood:

In addition to the city itself and its immediate surroundings, you can go somewhere far away, where it is also full of interesting things.

attractions Map

Chiang Mai: Attractions

Chiang Mai: Sightseeing:

Such a native Chiang Mai

Last time in Chiang Mai I was two years ago andI'm here now again. Almost a month on the road: Hong Kong - Macau - Bangkok - Kampeng Pet - Hua Hin - Pattaya - Ko Chang. And just before reaching Chiang Mai, a strange feeling of calm appeared. The forgotten feeling of home when you want to linger and not think about further movements. And the most amazing thing is that I am not alone in my feelings, and more than once have heard from other people that this place has hooked them.

Around the mountains, beauty!

Around the mountains, beauty!

On the other hand, I understand perfectly well that in appearanceChiang Mai is nothing special, or something like that, why it is worth going here. Therefore, I am not surprised at all by the stories of other travelers or winterers who speak of Chiang Mai in a completely different way from me. This is, indeed, an ordinary city.

Chiang Mai is changing. There are much more visiting people here, but so far the critical mass has not yet been gathered, and, I hope, it does not reach. After all, there is no sea, and this is a major plus! Not yet seen a single place without a resort. From what was still strongly struck - building, it is everywhere, more and more hotels and condominiums. And second, new and modern songteos, which now have their own routes.

If you are going to visit Chiang Mai and are looking for accommodation, I remind you that we have Chiang Mai's 22 guesthouses overview. Or you can search and book a hotel in Chiang Mai on the service RoomGuru.

The easiest way to move around the city is on the Songteo.

The easiest way to move around the city is on the Songteo.

Funny, but two years ago, there were very fewpeople I know, and there were few Russians. But now communication problems should no longer arise. During this visit, I almost every day met someone whom I know virtually (or who knows me), or even those whom I know personally and saw in Russia. Approximately figured, crossed with more than 20 different people in a week, not counting casual acquaintances during the holiday Loy Krathong.

Ruslan, Maria and Zhenya, readers of the blog

Ruslan, Maria and Zhenya, readers of the blog

Provolod, a chance meeting

Provolod, a chance meeting

Nikolas and Pam, met back in 2010

Nikolas and Pam, met back in 2010

The only thing I lacked here isfamilies. And the padtai is no longer so tasty, and the air is not so fresh, and it is wildly lonely in the evenings when you are left alone. So without a family, and Tai is not Tai, and Chiang Mai, not Chiang Mai, not to mention that you, not you ...

A few photos from walks.

Walking around Chiang Mai

Walking around Chiang Mai

We refresh and moisten the streets

We refresh and moisten the streets

Walking around the city

Walking around the city

In the old town, these are the old wooden houses.

In the old town, these are the old wooden houses.

Muesli Fruit Salad

My favorite fruit salad with muesli

3 people, but really only one

3 people, but really only one

Glass blower

Glass blower

Ready to go collect food

Ready to go collect food

Perfume in the evening market

Perfume in the evening market

Some very happy seller of pancakes

Some very happy seller of pancakes

Evening romantic gatherings

Evening romantic gatherings

Rehearsal for the next holiday

Rehearsal for the next holiday

Sleeping people on the street

Sleeping people on the street

Thai family atelier

Thai family atelier

Experiments with movements in space

Experiments with movements in space

Narrow cobbled streets of the old city

Narrow cobbled streets of the old city

Monk on a wheelchair

Monk on a wheelchair

Juggling ball and bottle

Juggling ball and bottle

Not that cuts, not that cleans figure

Not that cuts, not that cleans figure

What a cool moped!

What a cool moped!

Rope dragons

Rope dragons

Outdoor shoe shop

Outdoor shoe shop

Walking around Chiang Mai

Walking around Chiang Mai

Five monks making a visor at the entrance

Five monks making a visor at the entrance

Small cars for little people

Small cars for little people

Then I learned what it means to fish on the trunk

Then I learned what it means to fish on the trunk

P.S. What else should be included in the list of mandatory visits in the city and the surrounding area?

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