The green season

The monsoons are the perfect time of year to visit southern Chiang Mai

A tourist explores the beautiful valley at Ban Pha Mon village. Peerawat Jariyasombat

As the monsoons envelope Chiang Mai's mountains, it makes travel to the northern city sublime.

The cool season is always chaotic for Chiang Mai as the province turns into a mess with tourists flooding major attractions to feel the winter breeze. Yes, the weather is refreshing, but many times I find many destinations in Chiang Mai crowded during peak season.

The rainy season is also a nice chance to visit Chiang Mai when the forests wake up from the summer slumber and blanket the mountains with a refreshing green. Farmers are busy at work in open fields and rice sprouts fill the paddies. It is a lively time of year with less tourists.

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