Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2020: An Explosion of Colors

People from all over the world travel to Chiang Mai near the end of the cold season to experience the natural beauty and creations of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. If you are considering coming to Chiang Mai during the winter months, the Flower Festival is a great excuse for a visit. This year, the Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place from 7-9 February (Friday to Sunday) 2020.

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Three days in Chiang Mai: the Highlight Itinerary

The first time I traveled to Chiang Mai was almost ten years ago. As soon as I got off the sleeper train, I fell in love with this fantastic city. With all the experience from living in and traveling around this gorgeous part of Thailand I can say that 3 days in Chiang Mai is not enough, but you will be able to see and do a lot if you plan your trip well and book ahead to make sure you are not missing out on any of the highlights.

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Pim Meijboom
Top 3 Ziplines in Chiang Mai: Everything you need to know about zipline tours in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai province has some of the most beautiful jungles in Thailand. Combined with the mountainous areas, this sets the stage for some excellent zipline adventures. There are numerous day-tour ziplines close by Chiang Mai city. But which one is the best? Over the years we've gained experience with many of them, so let us help you make a good choice.

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Chiang Mai Night Life

While the nightlife in Chiang Mai may not be as crazy as in Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket. You still will be able to find some good bars for a few beers, live music and even some banging clubs that stay open till 5 in the morning. We have made a list with our favorite bars, clubs and shows to make sure that your nights in Chiang Mai will be ones to remember.

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Pim Meijboom
The Top 10 most beautiful Waterfalls in Chiang Mai

We share our favourite top 10 waterfalls in Chiang Mai! From small showers to glistening pools, slippery and sticky rock formations, multiple tier green cascades to enormous falls that are so impressive that you will keep taking pictures until your phone is out of battery. Have a refreshing dip in the cold water after a day of hiking or just take a motor bike and drive to one of the waterfalls for a picknick with your friends.

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Doi Suthep, the complete guide

Doi Suthep plays a huge part in the life in Chiang Mai. We truly believe that if you haven't visited it, then you haven't experienced Chiang Mai. It is a mountain which sight is to behold as it overlooks the city from the northwest, thereby bringing a fascinating view from its summit. Boasting temples, waterfalls, jungle, viewpoints, coffee plantations, nature trails, a royal palace and Hmong Tribal Villages on just a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai’s Old city. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this fantastic national park.

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Yee Peng and Loy Krathong 2019 in Chiang Mai: A Spectacle of Lights

Every year we get loads of questions about the famous Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai. People travel from all over the world to experience it and want to make sure they don't miss anything. When and where are the special events? Where should you go to get the best view of all the floating lanterns? In this blog we will tell you everything you need to know about the Loy Krathong festivities in 2019.

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Celebrate Thai New Year 2019 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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Top 11 Temples in Chiang Mai

You might be a bit overwhelmed planning a temple sightseeing tour in Chiang Mai Thailand. There are so many options and of course you want to see the most impressive and beautiful ones. That is why we tried to make you a Top 10 list of temples in Chiang Mai. But we couldn't even cut the list down to 10, so it is actually our Top 11!

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Trekking in Chiang Mai 2019: The complete hiking guide

Those of you that look further than the beaches of Thailand know that there is so much more beautiful nature to enjoy here. In Northern Thailand, the mountain- and hill-country around Chiang Mai features amazing trekking trails. Sure, Doi Suthep next to the city gives you a taste, but go a little further and be amazed. This blog is your road-map to where the best trekking and hiking opportunities in Chiang Mai lie.

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Top 3 Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries in Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand is elephant country. In the past, the animals were trained and worked in the lumber industry and on public works. Now, these elephants and their descendants are retired and are given a better life in the elephant sanctuaries of the Chiang Mai region. PM Tours values the smaller sanctuaries that give the elephants all the room to move around and that only expose them to small groups of visitors. We have a strict no-riding policy and only offer ethical elephant tours. Here is our top 3 of the best elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai.

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Top 10 things to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, the 'Rose of the North' is one of the best destinations for the active traveler. There are so many great things to see and do! But how do you really get the most out of your trip, with so many options to choose from? We have been living in Chiang Mai for over 4 years and seen a lot in the city and out in the province. By now, we really know the best spots and day tours. So, let us take you on a tour of the Top 10 things to do in and around Chiang Mai so you can plan the best trip possible!

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Celebrating Christmas and New Years Eve in Chiang Mai

December is a great time to visit Chiang Mai. The weather is great. It is warm but not too hot during the day and cool in the evenings. Even though Thai are mainly Buddhist, they never say no to a party. So if you visit Chiang Mai during the holidays, you won't have to miss the festive atmosphere back home too much. Whether it is a traditional Christmas dinner at the Duke, shopping for presents at Maya Mall or a local holiday market or finding a Santa for the kids: read all about your options below.

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Elephants in Thailand, everything you need to know

Thailand and elephants are almost synonymous. Many of the people visiting the country make sure to go on an elephant tour while there. Especially when they visit Northern Thailand's Chiang Mai, they bring elephant-themed souvenirs like scarves, skirts and statues back home. The Asian elephant is intricately connected to the history and culture of Thailand. This blog explains a bit more in depth the important place elephants had and have in Thai history, its culture and its economy.

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Rainy season in Chiang Mai

Is it a good idea to visit Chiang Mai during rainy season? Does it rain every day in Chiang Mai? These are just a couple of questions that we hear almost every day and to be honest, we love this time of the year! Rainy season means fresh clean air, lush green jungle, warm weather, impressive waterfalls and rivers. Visiting Chiang Mai during rainy season is a very good idea!

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