Without doubt, Thailand has a fascinating history, culture and stunning scenery that appeal to all travellers around the world. Unlike Bangkok, Chiang Mai is the opposite of the bustling capital of Thailand. Chiang Mai is famous for its lush environment, relaxed atmosphere and picturesque landscape. Located at the northern Thailand, little did I know that this charming city was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. As the City is surrounded by mountains, you can expect a cooler climate especially between November to January. I personally think that the winter month period is the best time to visit Chiang Mai. I spend a week in the city to usher in the New Year and I did not regret my decision.