Chiang Mai: Old City

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A quick look at a map tells you most of what you need to know about Chiang Mai.  The “Old City” is nestled in the heart of a mid-sized major city, surrounded by an actual moat and crumbling remains of a former wall.

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And as you’d expect, it’s much sleepier and laid back once you get inside after a walk or furious tuk-tuk ride.

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And hell, maybe you’ll even stumble upon the most un-Chiang Mai of things, an actual organized parade.

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You don’t really “need” a plan for old Chiang Mai beyond wake up, find coffee, and explore.

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Relief map of the old city.

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Lots of art, modern and traditional, to be found almost everywhere.

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And sure, there are vendors, but they’re much less pushy that what you’d find in Bangkok.  You’d have to be pretty ignorant and/or drunk to get scammed here.

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“Charming” is over-used to describe the Old City, but I’m sticking to it.

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