Chiang Mai is the cultural and heritage centre of Thailand. It is known for its relaxed pace of life and an underlying serenity that is noticeable even in its bustling areas. The city has its fair share of shopping zones, malls and markets showcasing a variety of clothes, accessories, handicrafts, souvenirs and collectibles. Chiang Mai houses beautiful monasteries, magnificent temples, imposing landmarks and timeless heritage sites. The interesting blend of options that Chiang Mai offers, makes it an intriguing getaway. Chiang Mai International airport is well serviced and well connected domestically and internationally catering to thousands of travelers coming in every season. There are local bus and taxi services that are quick and convenient. Renting motorbikes and motorcycles is another option. Budget accommodation is available in abundance and luxury hotels and resorts are aplenty too.