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The best souvenirs to buy in Chiang Mai

The best souvenirs to buy in Chiang Mai

If you’re coming to Chiang Mai, there’s a good chance you’ll want to spend some quality time at various markets, like the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Warorot Market, and both the Saturday and Sunday Walking Street markets. There will be plenty of handmade goods on display, from jewellery and hand-painted...
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Where to find Chiang Mai’s most mysterious khao man gai stall

Where to find Chiang Mai’s most mysterious khao man gai stall

Perhaps Sirichai Khao Man Gai’s biggest claim to fame is that no one knows its name. The shop specialising in khao man gai (Hainanese chicken rice) and khao soi (curried noodle soup) could have rocketed to tourism stardom a few years ago when a travel writer for Lonely Planet came...
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This is the Chiang Mai stewed pork stall that Anthony Bourdain didn’t find

This is the Chiang Mai stewed pork stall that Anthony Bourdain didn’t find

The North Gate Cowgirl is easily the most famous vendor in Chiang Mai serving up khao kha moo (stewed pork leg). That’ll happen when none other than the patron saint of food-travel, Anthony Bourdain, takes his TV crew to your stall. But she’s not the only one in town cooking...
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Does this Chang Phueak restaurant have the hottest som tam in Chiang Mai?

Does this Chang Phueak restaurant have the hottest som tam in Chiang Mai?

If you come to Som Tam Udon on a weekend, be prepared to wait a while. The massive restaurant (it easily sits about a hundred people) is so insanely popular among locals that there’s regularly a line-up down the street on weekends. Yet despite its massive popularity, few travellers find...
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What to order at Khao Soi Khun Yai, Chiang Mai’s most famous khao soi stall

What to order at Khao Soi Khun Yai, Chiang Mai’s most famous khao soi stall

Okay, consider this one a bit of a cheat in our off-the-grid Thailand street food list. This khao soi stall is on every “Best food in Chiang Mai” list on the internet. But it can be notoriously tricky to find if you walk past too fast; located between the temples Wat Rajamontean...
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Cornflakes on your sundae: How to cool off in Chiang Mai

Cornflakes on your sundae: How to cool off in Chiang Mai

When you first walk into Pinky Milk (or Nom Chomphoo in Thai), you’d be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled into a cartoon-like alternate universe. The name is appropriate — everything is bubble gum-hued, from the walls to the tables to the massive strawberry milks being served up. It’s also...
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Why locals line up for 4am pig blood soup at this Chiang Mai street stall

Why locals line up for 4am pig blood soup at this Chiang Mai street stall

At 4am, Nek opens the doors to his family-run breakfast shop, Joke Suan Dok Gate. By 6am, the place is packed with locals, who are all ordering up one of three dishes: joke (Thai-style congee), khao tom moo (rice and pork soup), or the most popular dish, tom luad moo,...
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Where to get the best curry puffs in Chiang Mai: Ms Somdee’s Puff Pies

Where to get the best curry puffs in Chiang Mai: Ms Somdee’s Puff Pies

When Ms Somdee’s puff pastry shop opened 27 years ago, there wasn’t much happening on Arak Soi 5. There were few buildings and no businesses, just her little stall (at the time, owned by her sister-in-law) selling karipap — puffed pastries filled with your choice of curried chicken, taro, or...
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Where to get the best rotee in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Where to get the best rotee in the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

When nighttime falls in Chiang Mai, the roti (or “rotee” as they’re spelled in Thai-English translations) stalls come out, catering to after-dark hunger pangs and fried dessert cravings. The stalls are almost exclusively owned and run by Thai Muslims — the rotee worked its way into Thailand from India via...
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24 hours in: Chiang Mai

24 hours in: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of those destinations that people often visit — and then stay long past the date they planned to leave. That’s thanks to a ultra laid back atmosphere, some of the best street food in Thailand, an abundance of beautiful temples, and proximity to waterfalls and jungle...
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