Wow! Really fine job! Great work!Majnoona 17:30, 7 Jun 2004 (EDT)
By population - 5th largest city, not 2nd?
The article has now been changed back  with the edit summary: Change from "fifth-largest" to "second-largest" in accordance with Lonely Planet (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/asia/thailand/chiang-mai ). However LP Thailand 11th edition (September 2005) credits Khorat with "pop 215,000" (P.438) and Hat Yai with "pop 191,200" (P.610), but only "pop 170,300" (P.276) for Chiang Mai; similar situation in the 10th edition. So I've reverted the article back again to state that Chiang Mai is 5th largest (which will probably need updating to 6th largest before too long). ~ 22.214.171.124 17:01, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
According to a 2000 Thai census report located at  , the population in 2000 was 248,479 people for Amphoe Meuang Chiang Mai. Khorat or Nahkon Ratchisima, via the same set of documents, came in at 430,053 people. These are government sponsored documents, not a guidebook's guess or estimate. The entry page to view these documents (in English and Thai) is located at . The 2010 census is not complete but I imagine next year the data will be available and this page can be updated then. --126.96.36.199 05:59, 13 February 2010 (EST)firstname.lastname@example.org
Chiang Mai is now the sixth city proper (after Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pak Kret, Hat Yai and Nakhon Ratchasima), and the second largest metropolitan area (after Bangkok). See . --globe-trotter 21:56, 30 August 2011 (EDT)
Can someone double check or confirm the spellings of streets (and anything else)? I'm looking at a tourist map of Chiang Mai (which isn't exactly reliable) and it differs on a few of the street names, but I'm not sure if what's here is any more reliable than this is. For example: Nimmanhemin or Nimmanhaemin Road? Chaiyapoom or Chiayaphum? -- psychofish 01:23, 13 April 2006 (EDT)
Page Messed Up
The whole article page/ site is messed up. No matter what you try to edit/add or even if you don't add anything and just try to save the existing page AS IS, with out changes, the spam filter blocks everything. Can anyone fix this? The site has gone into limbo... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 25 August 2007
Who is removing my home videos off this page?
I have posted links to real nice short streaming home videos of Doi Suthep, Wararot Market, Khom Loy at the Loi Krathong festival and a Khantoke Dinner. I would store them here at Wiki but it doesn't suppot them. I have links to all my home videos posted on many forums and travel journal sites and everyone enjoys them. There are no advertisements or Spaming involved. These are just good home videos showing Chiang Mai, it's people and culture. Why are you removing them?
Randy Gaudet "Allthai"
Hi Randy. I'm the one who removed the link to your video. I'm sure it's a great video and of interest to travellers, but we currently don't link to personal websites, blogs, photos, or videos (you can read more at Wikitravel:External links).Of course you are welcome to link to your videos. etcs from you user page. If you'd like you can also start at discussion specifically about linking to video if you think our current guidelines dont adress it. I really appreciate your contributions to the Thailnd guides and hope this doesn't put you off! Majnoona 18:56, 10 Jan 2006 (EST)
Trash and cosmopolitan are not the same thing. A gazillion "steak buffets" (including Sizzler), cheap Aussie backpacker bars, restaurants serving "international Thai food" (NOT SPICY!!!!), and hangouts for teenagers called Marijuana, THC, and Cannabis do not make Chiang Mai cosmopolitan. This city is garbage.
Chiang Mai has been consistently voted 'one of the most livable cities' in South East Asia. There is a huge range of culture and cuisine available, from the sublime to the cor blimey. It is telling that many Thais dream of living here because of the cooler climate, Lanna culture and the influx of expats regarded as more sophisticated than those found in other areas of the kingdom. The presence of 'backpacker' and 'hippie' culture is balanced by the large contingent of five star accommodation and eateries. Chiang Mai is a superbly civilised city. Cosmopolitan, classy and classic.
I agree with the first comment, CM is a dump, not classy, not cultured, the food is lousy and the environment badly damaged. Most people who dream of living in CM are poor Burmese. Numbers of expats and tourists from western countries have been falling. Bragging isn't culture.
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Is the point that people will end up in Chiang Mai and decide to stay if they can get a job teaching English? Otherwise I see no real reason to include these courses on the page.Shep 02:31, 3 January 2010 (EST)
Sections with individual listings
The following stuff was copied out of a directory, with not a single personal recommendation among them. As I'm trying to clean up this page (and there should be no individual listings on this region page), I'm putting them here for the time being, until we figure out what to do with them. If you can recommend some of these places above the others, please move the listing to the proper destination (i.e. city) article. Texugo 22:59, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
We seem to be missing a category for 'cope'. Certainly those listings for Chiang Mai Ram Hospital,Grace Dental Clinic, and the Malaria Centers could go there -- those three are well known in the community. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 10:37, 28 July 2010
Hi, just heard about this kind of crime, while having my breakfast at a fruit stand. I was talking to another traveller about the cheap busses to Bangkok (350 THB), and was wondering why they are so much cheaper than the offers you get in Bangkok. He told me, that this may be because of the following (template to improve):
Busses are also a common way to get in and out of Chiang Mai, but there are rumors (confirmed by locals), that some exceptionally cheap companies would intoxicate their passengers with sleeping gas and then take their money or other valuables.
I thought to put this in here, because the fruit lady confirmed that this happens. So i thought it may be a good thing to inform others about this. But since this is Thailand, and information from a singel source is inappropriate quite often, i decided to put it here. Also because i could not decide wether this should be put in the "Stay safe" or "Get out" section.
Anyway, i will now take a train since i heard quite often, that these should be more safe (and convenient).
Absolutely. This is nothing new, it has been going on for decades. Cheap busses between BKK and CM are unsafe from a robbery point of view. Trains are slow and dirty, but much safer.