'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York TimesThis eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest Thailand guide book and includes: Chiang Mai province chapters Understanding Thailand and survival guide Chiang Mai province mapsThe province of Chiang Mai, with its cooling mist-shrouded mountains bursting with dense jungle, has long enticed visitors. Highlights of the region include the laid-back city of Chiang Mai, with its moated, partially walled old city; its celebrated ancient temples; and a traveller-friendly scene. Activities such as cycling, hiking, elephant trekking, bird-watching and river rafting offer an escape from the steaming plains.This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Chiang Mai province, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Chiang Mai.Coverage includes: Understand Thailand, Thailand Today, History, Survival Guide, Directory, Transport and Glossary, The People & Culture, Thai Temples, Festivals, Eating in Thailand, Environment & Wildlife. Chiang Mai, Northern Chiang Mai Province, Mae Sa Valley & Samoeng, Chiang Dao, Doi Ang Khang, Fang & Tha Ton, Southern Chiang Mai Province, Bo Sang & San Kamphaeng, Mae Kampong, Hang Dong, Ban Wan & Ban Thawai and Doi Inthanon National Park.Lonely Planet's Thailand guide is researched and written by: China Williams, Mark Beales, Celeste Brash, Alan Murphy, Brandon Presser, Tim Bewer and Austin Bush.