Celebrate Thai New Year in Chiang Mai: Songkran for Beginners

Every April, Thailand celebrates its new year with a giant splash. Better known as Songkran or the water festival, the festivities include several days of celebrations that include a lot of water-fighting during some of the hottest days of the year. Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is THE place to celebrate Songkran. Read on and get the most out of your Songkran experience.

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Muay Thai at Chiangmai Boxing Stadium

Last night, PM Tours arranged for me to attend a Muay Thai fight-night at the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium. Tickets were easily arranged a couple of hours before, with the kind help of the lovely Miki. Pim of PM Tours joined me because apparently this night was special; there were a number of belts and prizes being contested that had attracted some really good fighters!

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Khampan Rafting

We are in the middle of rainy season, and that means a lot of water! The rivers are wild, jungles green and waterfalls beautiful. My best friend Gido was visiting me in Chiang Mai and I took him for a rafting trip on the Mae Teang river with my favorite rafting company Khampan Rafting.

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PM Guesthouse

PM Guesthouse is a small place run by Pim and Miki – a Dutch guy from Den Haag and a Thai girl from Bangkok. They met while Pim was travelling Southeast Asia and a few years down the line here they are with their very own place, and what a great place it is!

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