I'm in Chiang Mai but want to get away for a couple nights to see something different. Have been to Chiang rai already. Any suggestions? I will be coming back to Chiang Mai after. I am traveling alone and would love to go somewhere I might meet other travelers.
#1 dpassin has been a member since 14/1/2014. Posts: 1
Hire a car and drive to Pai. Full of backpackers.
#2 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Pai is boring if you don't have wheels. Small town.
#4 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
I would normally suggest Chiang Dao for a quick getaway from Chiang Mai, but it might not be as good a place to meet other travellers as places like Pai and Soppong. You could also look into Mae Hong Son. It's farther to go, but has a very different feel from most of northern Thailand. If you are interested in meeting Thai and other Asian travellers instead of just westerners, you could also try Lampang, a few hours south of Chiang Mai. It has a good local music scene, weekend market, and a few interesting local tourist attractions. Have fun.