Northern Thailand tends to be overlooked by Australians, but its proximity to rich southeast Asian cultures, including its own, and its mountainous setting, make it a distinctive and enriching destination.
Chiang Mai is a feast for the senses. But try to avoid visiting in March or April.
From food and art, to markets and festivals, here are 20 reasons why you should visit Chiang Mai.
A culinary tour of Thailand's food bowl mountains of Chiang Mai.
At an international martial arts festival, Kristie Kellahan gains new respect for Thailand's bone-crunching national sport.
A rehab and recovery program in Thailand offers world-class treatment in an idyllic location.
'Use your muscles, pretend you're hitting someone you don't like. That's it! Pound, pound!'