Chiang Mai was our introduction to mainland Thailand. We stayed at Baan Orapin, next to Wat Ketkaram. The house is a new building, built in traditional Lanna (northern Thai) style.
The famous night market didn't really have the variety I expected - mostly local crafts &T-shirts, but some nice things. Chiang Mai zoo was disappointing, I think they probably spent as much on the pandas as all the other animals put together.
© Neil 2015