When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!
We asked Tricia Willis, copywriter for Minor International, for her insider scoop on Chiang Mai.
The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar - This new hot spot at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa blends colonial eccentricity and riverside luxury with weekday afternoon tea and weekend high tea served on the verandah.
HOBS – House of Beers - This street-side bar – in the hipster neighbourhood of Nimmanhaemin offers a wide range of Belgian beers and retro DJ tunes and great people-watching.
Baan Tawai Village - Half an hour south of the city you’ll find more shops, boutiques and factory outlets than you can wish for, selling everything from antiques to wood carvings.
Mae Ngad Dam - Take a long-tail boat across this lake-like reservoir to swim, eat and chill out at the rustic Thai restaurants and guesthouses.
Insider Info - Ask questions on Chiang Mai’s many Facebook pages to find out everything you need to know from locals who are happy to share tips and advice.