Which is the Better Holiday?
Chiang Mai is arguably better for a more laid-back trip. The city is smaller, less chaotic than Bangkok and easier to get around...
But if you want a more lively trip, enjoying world-famous nightlife and countless street stalls then busy Bangkok may be better...
Both destinations have fantastic excursions, from Bangkok's floating markets and awe-inspiring temples, to Chiang Mai's surrounding mountains and nature.
Interesting cultural sights, easier to get around and cheaper than Bangkok.
More accommodation options, livelier nightlife, easier to get to and fantastic street food.
Check out our honest comparison between Bangkok and Chiang Mai to find out which is better for day trips, which is better for digital nomads and more. Just click learn more!