Chiang Mai is in terms of quality of living, tourist attractions and development potential second to none in Southeast-Asia!
When asking visitors and locals alike what is so attractive about Chiang Mai often people cannot really pin it down. Obviously, for everybody this can be something different, but for most people it is definitively the unique package Chiang Mai has to offer.
Repeatedly voted as one of the most livable cities in Asia, Chiang Mai is famous for its friendly people, exquisite cuisine, refined handicrafts, cool climate and stunning mountain scenery as well as affordable real estate.
More than three-hundred temples, among them some of the most beautiful and revered in the entire Buddhist world, give Chiang Mai an atmosphere of calmness and timeless elegance.
Chiang Mai has a distinct international atmosphere with many foreign businesses and organizations (NGOs) locating in the city due to it’s excellent infrastructure with international direct flight connections to all countries in the region including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Laos, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The latest addition is Qatar Airways now offering 4 weekly flights from Chiang Mai connecting you to more than 150 places around the world.
The quality of living in Chiang Mai is unsurpassed. Chiang Mai Accommodation and food are of the highest standard at very low cost. Entertainment is plentiful with numerous festivals, outdoor activities and great nightlife.
Genuine adventure is to be found in the immediate vicinity of Chiang Mai with jungle tours, rafting, dirt bike riding, elephant riding and hill tribe villages to visit.
Shopping in Chiang Mai is great, be it for handicrafts, clothes or luxury items. Everything can be found at great prices in stores ranging from small family-run shops to world-class luxury outlets and shopping malls such as Central Festival, Promenada Resort Mall, Central Airport Plaza, Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center and Central Kad Suan Kaew.
Medical care and health facilities: Chiang Mai’s medical, dental and therapeutic services and facilities are high-quality but yet low-cost.
Education: Chiang Mai is home to over six universities and six international schools.
Golf courses: Chiang Mai has several first class 18-hole golf courses to offer. The Green Valley Golf Club with its first-class amenities, The Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club designed by five-time British Open Champion Peter Thomson, The Lanna Golf Club which no golfer should miss playing and the distinctively northern influenced Lamphun Golf Club as well as the Alpine Golf Resort and Highlands Golf and Spa Resort.
Chiang Mai Hotels: Travel & Leisure Magazine described Chiang Mai as appealing to that sense of authenticity that travelers are looking for, but also because there are some really intriguing five-star hotels including the Dhara Dhevi, Shangri-La, Le Meridien, Dusit D2, The Four Seasons, Anantara, Rachamankha and the 137 Pillars House.