The first impression about Chiang Mai was negative. Traffic, pollution, no parks in walking distance, non pedestrian zones, especially bad pavements for baby strollers.
And after one week, my opinion has changed drastically. It has all the cities amenities as well you feel as in village, where you know your neighbours and meet same people in town . Recommended videos for Chiang Mai:
Recommended things to do:
Chiang Mai Zoo. Tip: do NOT go to seaquarium it is waste of time and money;
Video blog from Chiang Mai zoo from my neighbour
Test different cafe every morning
Saturday walking street. Sunday walking street.
Nong Buak Hard Public Park. Tiny park in the left bottom corner of old town. Nothing special, unless you see this:
What we have left for another visit: Chiang Mai Canyon
there are few of them, but one that is not advertised a lot and i liked it is at Maya shopping centre 4th floor.
Do NOT go to Chiang Mai on March 10th – April 10th approximately, as the burning of fields begin, and smog covers the city.
Twin Peaks Condo we lived in Chiang Mai
The best centrally located condo in Chiang Mai (2015)
Recommendation: do not rent 2d floor, as some of the apartments have limited view windows. The Swimming pool and the gym is on the third floor.
Owner wanted to rent for 3-6 months at 37k THB, and 6-12 months for 35k THB, we convinced us to rent this for 1 month at 40k THB + electricity and water.
Rented from Chiang Mai Properties