About Chiang Mai
The land of vibrant green and mountains, Chiang Mai in Thailand will be your escapade for a while. You will discover breathtaking tourists’ spots that would fulfill your goals as adventurers. It is located in the north of Bangkok in a grassy valley on the banks of the Ping River. You will be able to unravel the astonishing land of Chiang Mai in just a day. You will feel like the time is too short for you to enjoy everything that is why you might stay for several days to be able to handle every moment in Chiang Mai. Some of the highlights of why you should visit the Land of Mist Mountains are the spectacular temples and nightlife. Please pay attention to the beautiful smiles of the locals and their living traditions. Be ready to be swept off of your feet and let your eyes wander around to fill your hearts with pleasure.
The Charm of Chiang Mai
1. The Delightful Yellow FoodsYour journey to Chiang Mai won’t be complete if you haven’t relished any of their local foods yet. And to give you an idea, you should check out the Khao Soi, an egg noodle curry, which is a savory yellow curry noodle soup that is served with spring onions, pickled cabbage, and slices of lime. You would definitely order another bowl as one isn’t enough to please your hunger. You may also try another yellow food, which is the Gaeng Hang Lay, a Burmese-style sweet curry with a tamarind-based soup. You would find more mouthwatering meals once you set your heart in the place.
2. The Alive Festivals of Chiang MaiYou will see the alive festivals that are being celebrated annually in Chiang Mai. Behold, the Songkran, where hundreds of lantern balloons will glow into the night sky, giving you the most immeasurable feeling because you would see how the life of the night would be filled with flashing lights coming from the lanterns. There is also Loi Krathong, an enchanting ‘festival of light’ where the sins of the past year are rinsed down the river by floating small krathongs or known as the banana leaf bouquets with lighted candles and incense. You would also witness the blooms of Flower Festival that is being celebrated every February, this weekend festival closes off the entire south-western corner of the moat as Thailand’s exceptional variety of tropical plants such as exotic orchids are displayed in a tapestry of color.
3. The Locals and the Sacred
You will be comfortable if you feel the welcoming smile of the locals in Chiang Mai. You would have a great feeling of knowing these people because they are known as very welcoming and patient. You will not see any reason to not respect because they will always display their respect towards their visitors. If you are willing and interested to honor local traditions, then they will gladly let you. Beware that showing violent actions in public would mean bad behavior to them, so you must keep your poise and remain calm when on the streets of Chiang Mai. Remember that the monks, temples, especially the Buddha, are considered scared of the place.