TRAVEL THURSDAY: A CHANGE OF SCENERY IN CHIANG MAI

Posted:October 20, 2016

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Wherever you find yourself, odds are that the fall weather has started to put on a rainy and chilly show. With that in store, the heavier coats, cozy scarves, and sturdy umbrellas have come out to play. But don’t put away the summer sandals and sun dresses just yet. Pack them up and take off! After all, the winter holidays are near and travel plans are surely in store.

If you’re looking for a unique destination, head over to Chiang Mai. Located in the northern part of Thailand, and the largest city in that region, it is diverse and always bustling. We have three things that you must try out if Chiang Mai is on your travel map!

Put your Best Suit Forward: Looking for a suit like no other? Need a custom-made holiday gift? Chiang Mai is filled with talented tailors who will create a suit that you won’t find in other stores. Popular among tourists, and highly recommended, New Moda Custom Tailors is sure to be the right fit.

Make your Way to the Markets: Chiang Mai’s streets are filled with markets, enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Two of the city’s most popular ones, Sunday Walking Street and the Chiang Mai Street Bazaar, take place in the evening, making it the perfect setting to take a stroll,  listen to live music, and have a bite to eat. Whether you’re in the mood to indulge in some interesting foods, or to find that fun souvenir, odds are you’ll come across what you’re looking for here.

Spend Time at the Spa: All that walking and exploring will surely lead to some tired feet! Sit back and unwind with a massage (or two) at one of Chiang Mai’s many spas. For a different experience, you can choose to head over to the Vocational Training Centre of the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution. Here, women convicted of various non-violent crimes are trained and taught skills that will allow them to re-integrate into society. Despite what many may think, massages and the environment here are tranquil, so rest assured you’ll be relaxing

Comfortable shoes? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Map? Check. Now that your packing list is crossed off, you’re all set to take flight. Have you explored Chiang Mai? What was your favourite experience?