From 1 July 2022 - All travellers both Thai and foreign nationals are no longer required to register for a Thailand Pass. The $10,000 USD health insurance requirement has also been removed, travellers need now only to provide proof of either a certificate of vaccination or if unvaccinated a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Upon arriving in Thailand, all travellers must present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks.
Chiang Mai is essentially Thailand's second city – the smaller, more relaxed answer to the madness of Bangkok. It was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, but now is a major draw for backpackers and travelers of all kinds, not to mention retiring expats and humanitarians.
Many who come here return again and again, or stay for years when they had meant to stay only a few weeks. There's an energy in the city that captivates those who visit, whether they seek a trekking adventure or a spiritual awakening as they travel from temple to temple.
The city itself offers plenty of things to do in the way of cooking classes, temple visits, street food, and culture. But beyond its boundaries, you'll find natural perfection, awe-inspiring animals, and unique communities deep in the mountains.
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