Chiang Mai Attractions

What to Do, See & Eat in Chiang Mai Thailand

Megsy Food, Fun, Travel Tips

The mountain city of Chiang Mai has been growing in popularity among travellers for many years. We originally visited this funky place back in 2011 and loved it so much we came back in 2015 to spend a few months living there in amongst the booming digital nomad and travel blogger community. Due to this large community of digital nomads in Chiang Mai there are plenty of bloggers, entrepreneurs and travellers that …

Top Things to do in Chiang Mai - The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

Best Hotels Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our core mission when finding you the best hotels in Chiang Mai: Design – We believe you should sleep somewhere that inspires you – No matter your budget. Unique – No cookie cutter rooms. Always feel like you are somewhere new and exciting. Near Good Food – Whether in the hotel itself, or very nearby. Your tastebuds need satisfaction! How to Get to Chiang Mai We personally prefer to fly from Bangkok …

Top Things to do in Chiang Mai - Panviman Hotel

Top Things to do in Chiang Mai – Experience Food, Fun and Luxury Galore!

Megsy Food, Fun

Top things to do in Chiang Mai for those who love the finer things in life. We’re talking mountain retreats, foodie farm dinners and more…

Tri-Shaw, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Elephants, Tigers and Temples!

Tommo Photo Inspiration

One year ago we were visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai has a relaxed vibe, is not overly touristy and the amazingly welcoming attitude of the Thai people themselves all lift this city to be one of our favourite places in the world. In a reminiscent mood, I figured a photo blog would help me translate the essence of this fantastic destination, and the wonderful experiences we had. Chiang Mai is somewhere …

Eat insects at chiang Mai markets, Thailand

Edible Insects! Eating Crickets, Grasshoppers, Silk Worms and many more! (With Video)

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible, Video Blogs

Food: Insects (Grasshoppers, Large Crickets, Silk Worms, Cicada) Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (Saturday Market) The “Mix Bag” Quite a selection of these not-so-delicious looking edible insects were available! So I decided to opt for a “mix bag” with a few from each variety for only a dollar! yum :-s I Guess insects are part of the holy grail of weird food that most westerners won’t even think of eating, but …

Megs with cute baby tiger on log, Tiger Kingdom, Thailand

Tiger Temple vs Tiger Kingdom, Thailand (Cute baby tigers, with video)

Megsy Fun, Video Blogs

  There are 2 main places in Thailand that you can get up close and personal with a real life tiger. The Tiger Temple and the Tiger Kingdom. I have visited both on two separate trips to Thailand and here I will explain the differences between the two so you can decide which one you should visit. PART 1: Tiger Temple The Tiger Temple is about a three and a …

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Kissing a Live Crocodile: For real! (Thailand)

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER. Crocs are not exactly tameable… They just react. When the croc trainers invited members of the audience to “kiss” a crocodile I have to say I was slightly dubious… but what the hell, sounded like a good photo op.   Funnily, no one else in the audience volunteered for this experience, I couldn’t help feeling they were all thinking “Stupid white guy…” They led me into …

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Feed crocodiles with a fishing line!

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER This is about as close to “it might as well be free” as you can get. Basically a big green pond full of crocs… they give you a fishing rod and a bucket of chicken bones and you swing the food out to the crocs and try and coax them to eat it…… ……”Try” is the appropriate word here, unless you get there first thing in the …

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Where can I ride Elephants Bareback? Chiang Mai Elephant Camp, Thailand

Megsy Fun

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with these majestic creatures. We went the whole hog with this experience… We are going bareback on the “Mahout” Elephant training adventure!  Read about how we learnt to command the elephants to our whims, take them for their daily bath and then get them muddied up again – because they love the mud bath. We overnight at The Chiang …

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Bike around Chiang Mai and cool off with a fresh coconut!

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER.  Cycling is a great way to investigate a town and get a different perspective than you would from flying around it in a tuc-tuc.  In older parts of the world, unlike countries like the USA and Australia, city centres are normally quite compact, everything is easily reachable by bicycle. Its a cheap and fun option that will lead you to new discoveries, and possibly to a …

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Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Megsy Cooking Classes, Food

They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …