Favorite Blogs on Chiang Mai

Because I find myself always running across the same sites when I search for restaurants/escapes/etc. in Chiang Mai, I’ve decided to list them all in one place and share with you. These are my go-to sources of information to discover the hidden treasures, mainstream happenings, nitty-gritty details and amusing stories of Chiang Mai living. Some are blogs and some are news sites and all are very entertaining!


UPDATE: This dude has an extremely comprehensive listing of Thailand blogs organized by category! Check it out: http://thailandbloggers.com

http://americanexpatchiangmai.com/ Great city information, cultural advice and other tips on CM living from a long-time expat

http://lanivcox.wordpress.com/ Guide to CM and surrounding areas –> looking at CM through the eyes of an Asian-American expat (half-Thai)

http://northernthailand.com/a/ A basic overview of the many cities and provinces of northern Thailand

http://www.paperplanesblog.com/ View on CM from a 20-something expat

http://cm-eat.blogspot.com/  The site for foodies! 

http://dining-chiangmai.blogspot.com/ Another CM restaurant guide!


http://purechiangmai.com/ New online magazine start-up with a fresh take on CM living

http://www.sawadee.com/ Things to do and see in each of province of Thailand

http://www.creativechiangmai.com/ What’s happening in CM, focusing on art, culture and innovation

http://www.chiangmainews.com/ Online newspaper for CM

http://www.openchiangmai.com/ Tons of great articles and listings for CM businesses and events

https://www.thewellcm.com/ While I don’t condone Christian missionaries, The Well is an amazing directory of CM

If you know of any other great CM blogs, send ’em on over to me!



  1. Thanks for listing my blog. 🙂 Great list, BTW!

  2. Awesome site. Would like you to check out our new blog documenting our travels through Thailand over 2 months. Distant Visions of Curry is what we call it. Hope you enjoy!

  3. andy

    Hey, thanks for providing so much useful information about CM, I and my friends are going next month, maybe can meet up and have a coffee? hehe!

  4. Thanks for a really useful list of blogs!

  5. iheartchiangmai

    If anyone interesting in joining the tours check this website out! http://www.iheartchiangmai.com Like Us and Share!! 🙂

  6. Good luck with your endeavors in Thailand. If you were to say 2 things about Chiangmai . What would that be? 🙂

    • Hi thaibahts,

      Hmmm, good question, let’s see…..

      1. Watch out for the Thai cats. They will slowly creep into your heart and make you obsessed. CM has made me a cat-lady-in-training.
      2. Sukontha Mookata – do it.


  7. Awesome blog! Found you on expat-blog.com. It is pretty awesome to see another American blogging in Chiang Mai. My wife Angela and I moved here in the beginning of March of this year. Maybe we will bump into each other one day. I am going to follow you on twtter and fb. Take care! We are at http://tielandtothailand.com/

  8. Thanks dear! Found you via expatsblog and I’m glad I did. I’ve had a few friends do the Princeton in Asia program w/ much love and success. Let’s do coffee sometime 🙂

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