Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North”! Elephant camps, mountains, hill tribe villages, a 900 year old city with over 500 temples, gentle people, arts and crafts, a moated ‘old city’, a popular night market, a Sunday walking street and a vibrant riverfront scene. Gourmets can feast on tasty local Lanna cuisine, which is generally less spicy than the more famous southern Thai dishes. Chiang Mai attracts nature enthusiasts, history buffs, lovers of fresh mountain air, and golf enthusiasts.
Chiang Mai is a city built on the roots of a traditional culture and heritage. It’s a city with a beautiful cultural personality of its own. In addition, it’s been blessed with much natural beauty. The Thai people themselves look to those hailing from Chiang Mai as the most cultured in the country. Handicrafts of silk, silver and wood are timeless souvenirs for golf visitors. Along with all this, a wide variety of accommodations, restaurants, and entertainment all help to make Chiang Mai one of Thailand’s prime golfing and tourist destinations.
Plus it is the best value for money Thailand destination. Hotel and golf prices are much lower than for Phuket or Koh Samui for example.
While the southern beach resorts can feel a bit too westernized at times, in Chiang Mai you will still know you are in Thailand.
Chiang Mai is easily reached in 1 hour from Bangkok by air with over 20 non-stop flights daily. There is also one daily nonstop flight to/from Phuket which opens up numerous multi-destination options for those looking to combine their Thailand golf with the best in culture and beach resorts.
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