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How can you enjoy the sights in Chiang Mai while avoiding the crowds?

United Kingdom Elena, United Kingdom

16 days ago

Low season is good to avoid the crowds. The weather is fairly good, a bit hotter than in winter but there's refreshing showers every day, which keep all the vegetation lush green and beat the dust down. Even in high season I wouldn't say that there are crowds in Chiang Mai, like you would see on Great China Wall in China. Only in the markets which is typical for any market in the world.
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