My friend, Lecia, reminded me today that it’s been a while since we posted a BOLT review. We left, what feels like our second home, Chiang Mai on Thursday. It’s a beautiful day here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a great day to take a little time to share our opinions about Chiang Mai.
We both love Chiang Mai. The ancient part of the city, surrounded by a moat is so beautiful, full of sacred sites. We find it very healing. It is also very walkable, which is important to us.
There is also the Chiang Mai that is new, modern and fabulous! We are able to find anything we need or want.
The food in Chiang Mai is some of the best we have had anywhere, and very affordable too.
When we get tired of Thai food there are lots of other options to choose from.
And lots of fresh fruits and vegetables!
Accommodations in Chiang Mai are abundant and very affordable. For the last 2 months we stayed at a studio apartment with pool for less than $ 250 a month! It was simple and clean, no frills.
There are also plenty of beautiful higher end accommodations.
There is a lot to do in Chiang Mai. The city has frequent cultural festivals, many museums and there are beautiful temples at every turn.
We love our evening walks along the moat.
There are literally massages on every block and one hour is generally less than $ 10.
You can try something new, like this fish spa.
Thai people are very polite, friendly and helpful. It’s great staying somewhere long enough to get to know our neighbors.
The only thing that would make Chiang Mai better (for us) would be more visitors from home. If you are intrigued or have any questions we would love to hear from you in the comments section below.