Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand that dates back to the 1200s. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.
Chiang Mai is certainly a sought-after stop for visitors of Thailand. Named the “Rose of the North”, this city possesses perhaps the richest cultural vibe and flourishing agriculture in the country. Filling the mountainous ridges and cradled in the lush valleys, this city is a wonderful place to enjoy traditional cuisine and customs, get up close to the native tribes people, and feel a part of this extraordinary way of life. Outside the city, take an adventure through the forest on the back of an elephant.