Mick Shippen

Enchanting Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand introduces all of the unmissable sights and scenery of the destination, through its informative text and intimate photographs.

Chiang Mai is the natural capital of the north, a fascinating destination in its own right but also a starting point for exploring the country’s most dramatic scenery with its remote hills, villages and mountain tribes.

This fully updated edition explores the city of Chiang Mai whose moated and walled city retains many ancient treasures but is also rapidly evolving into a modern city with boutique hotels, chic shops and stylish restaurants serving the delicious local cuisine. It is the centre of Thailand’s art and craft industry; wood carving, saa paper umbrellas and intricately painted pottery can all be found in the city or visitors can travel to the countryside to see the makers in their home villages.

Beyond the city, this book takes readers on a tour of northern Thailand encompassing the elephant camp at Anantara; Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s tallest mountain; the city of Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle; and the highlights of the Mae Hong Son Province.

Mick Shippen is a freelance writer and photographer who lived in Thailand for over 25 years, first in the northern city of Chiang Mai and then in Bangkok. He travels extensively throughout Asia conducting research for articles and taking photographs for local and international publications. He is the author of Enchanting Thailand, Enchanting Myanmar, Enchanting Laos, Enchanting Cambodia and Enchanting Bangkok also in this series.

Specifications • 260 x 215 mm (10 x 8”) • 80 pages • 10,000 words • 180 photographs
• ISBN 9781913679569 • £14.99 hardback • Publication April 2024