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Some of Chiang Mai's most interesting and unique markets happen only at night. Whether you're looking to shop, eat or just wander, here are our picks for the city's best Night Markets.

Interacting up close and personal with elephants is one of the "must-do" items on pretty much every checklist of every visitor to Thailand - ever.

Thailand is awash with massage parlors and spas, making it supremely difficult to pick the right one.

The Karen, a group of people living in the jungles between Thailand and Myanmar, consider gibbon intestines stewed in feces a delicacy.

Thailand is teeming with ghosts, spirits and superstitions. Black cats and broken mirrors don't hold much sway here, but there are more than enough strange beliefs to make up for them.

Chiang Mai has changed a lot in the past hundred years, from the crumbling former capital of a once powerful kingdom to the budding

Chiang Mai may be a small city by most standards, but it's home to a wide variety of neighborhoods with their own unique flavor.

If you've been in Thailand for any amount of time, you've probably had to do a moderately unpleasant visa run to Vientiane, Phnom Penh or Kuala Lumpur.

Coming in from a big night out and need something to snack on? Fear not, 7-11 is not the only answer!

We can write about how much we love Chiang Mai until we're blue in the face, but sometimes nothing says it better than images.

While all temples have similar architecture, themes and designs running through them, some stand out from the crowd with unique locations, building materials and stories.

Riding in a songtaew can be rather intimidating when you first get to Chiang Mai.  Even if you’ve been to other provinces in Thailand, they don’t operate in the same fashion.

Though gambling is mostly illegal in Thailand, the horse racing track behind Rama IX lake allows betting on their weekly horse races.

We admit malls aren't really our thing, but we had to take a look at the new "Resort Mall" Promenada over on the Sankamphaeng road.

Japanese food in Chiang Mai doesn't have to mean an expensive night out - there are plenty of places that won't break the bank. While they probably wouldn't win any competitions in Japan, these res

Brett, a vegan polyglot, has been living in Chiang Mai for 10 years and has watched the city grow from a quaint little town into the sprawling metropolis of today.

I don't know if you've noticed, but Kad Suan Kaew is like three-quarters empty.

While all temples have similar architecture, themes and designs running through them, several in Chiang Mai stand out from the crowd with unique locations, building materials and stories.

Trekking in Chiang Mai is highly popular and for good reason - Chiang Mai is a hiking paradise, surrounded by easily accessible mountains with vast spiderwebs of t

Sam really likes old records. He digs through big stacks of vinyl and often strikes gold, unearthing old Thai albums that haven't been listened to in years.

It was too hot for the dogs to bother chasing me, so I took my bike all the way into the meditation center and left it in front of the ramshackle meeting hall.

Though Chiang Mai is currently booming, this isn't the first bubble the city has seen.

Chiang Mai feels like a polluted sauna this time of year, so we decided to skip town for a few days and cool off in Doi Ang Khang.

Khao soi is Chiang Mai's signature dish, beloved by locals, emulated by restaurants abroad and sought out by celebrity chefs. But where did it come from? What's actually in it?

Thailand may seem mild when it comes to weird food, but it's all lurking just beneath the surface.

Don't know if you've noticed, but burning season's started already. Burning season is the wonderful time of the year when

For a Westerner, Thai clubs are baffling affairs. The music is alien, people are eating dinner on the dance floor and when you try to take a leak some guy starts giving you a shoulder massage. You have to come prepared.

Chiang Mai was founded in 1296, which, if you stop and think about it, was a really long time ago.

Anyone who's eaten in a Thai restaurant is at least passingly familiar with Central Thai food - pad thai, graphao, various curries - but Thailand is way bigger than that.

Everyone has to learn a little Thai when they get here, but 'sawatdee' and 'khop kun' aren't actually useful beyond making people think you're very polite.

Thailand's North has some of the most spectacular and accessible roads in Southeast Asia.