When most nonrev’s think of Thailand they think of Bangkok, the capital.
Then they might think of the marvelous beaches to the south around Phuket.
Often they give no consideration to Chiang Mai to the north. Thailand’s second city.
Known as the creative city, Chiang Mai does not have the crowds and traffic you find in Bangkok.
Being in northern Thailand and more up in the mountains, Chiang Mai has a more temperate climate to enjoy.
So what is there to see and do in Chiang Mai?
The Independent in the UK just did a story on what to do in 48 hours in Chiang Mai that will give you a good overview of why you want to add this stop to any visit you plan to SE Asia.