Often referred to as 'The Rose of the North", Chiang Mai is located 700 km, or a one hour flight north of Bangkok, and with a population of 1.7 million people is Thailand's second biggest city.
Chiang Mai was originally built in 1296 as a walled city roughly 1.5km square, surrounded by a moat. Parts of the wall and moat from the Old City are still visible in the heart of the modern city, as are temples such as the 14th century Wat Phra Singh and the 15th century Wat Chedi Luang. Chiang Mai was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom from 1296 to 1768. This became the kingdom of Chiang Mai- a tributary state of Thailand from 1774 to 1939. The new city has basically built up around the old city..
In recent times Chiang Mai has been transformed into a travellers paradise, combining a relatively untouched history and culture with genuine Thai charm. It is all very laid back, and feels clean and safe. Accommodation options now cater for every traveller- from the budget conscious to the luxury spa resorts. The food is wonderful, and the local markets are extensive, varied and clean. They are are real highlight of any visit. Other activities include: cooking schools, golf, bike rides, motor cycle rides, elephant rides, visits to the hill tribes, tree top zipping, and more..
And of course a traditional Thai massage!
A stay in Chiang Mai can be relaxed or active, and for many is THE place for a Thai holiday. In fact in 2014 Trip Advisor rated Chiang Mai one of the top 25 best destinations in the world!
Chiang Rai is the northernmost city in Thailand. It was established in 1262 by King Mangria and became the capital of the Mangria dynasty. Thereafter Chiang Rai was conquered by Burma and remained under Burmese rule until 1786. Eventually Chiang Rai became a province of Thailand in 1933.
These days Chiang Rai is a delightful small city that welcomes travellers. It is known for its relaxed atmosphere, local cuisine, and as the base for exploring the region, where it lies in the heart of the exotic Golden Triangle. The province is located where Myanmar, Laos & Thailand converge, and is renowned for its beautiful mountain scenery, Mekong river, hill tribe villages, temples and ancient sites and ruins. The popular Golden Triangle Tour includes Thailand's mountaintop Chinatown, the 700 year old city of Chiang Sean, the notorious Golden Triangle, Laos and Myanmar borders and the Opium museum.
Chiang Mai Golf
There are a number of quality courses in the area including: Alpine Golf Resort, Chiang Mai Inthanon, Chiangmai Highlands, Gassan Khuntan, Gassan Legacy, Gassan Marina, Gold Canyon, Lanna, Mae Jo, Mae Moh, North Hill, Royal Chiang Mai, and Summit Green Valley Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai Golf
Courses include: Happy City Golf Resort, Santiburi Chiang Rai CC, and Waterford Valley.
The Travelling Golfer offers hosted golf tours to Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai for groups of ladies, gents, and couples. We also tailor trips for small groups who do not require a host. Our itineraries include the best golf courses, sightseeing, and activities, and accommodation appropriate to the group. Tours to Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai can include luxury options for accommodation and spa.
The Travelling Golfer can tailor a golf trip to Chiang Mai to suit you! Please complete the enquiry form if you have an interest in a golf trip to Chiang Mai