Always a warm welcome
If you have been to Thailand before or have heard the stories that other people have experienced, then you will know that Thailand is known for its hospitality. It is not without reason that people call Thailand ‘the land of smiles’. Wherever you go you will be given a warm welcome with the words ‘Sawadee Khrab’ (if the greeter is a man) or ‘Sawadee Kha’ (if the greeter is a woman).
Chiang Mai is also referred to as the ‘rose of the north’. Although Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand, it is a very pleasant city and has been able to hold on to its small town character. In part due to this pleasant character, it is a destination popular among all types of travellers and is often used as a starting point. From here you can go, hiking in the mountains visit many cultural sights, ride elephants or explore the jungle, on foot or by quad bike.