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Chiang Mai

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The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

Asia

Older, wiser, still fun: has Contiki grown up?

Contiki

Ben Groundwater Putting preconceptions aside, The Backpacker joins a Contiki tour through South-East Asia to see what the youth travel company is offering these days.

Thailand

Treats at the temple door

Colour Factory sells brightly painted elephant figurines.

Leisa Tyler visits the boutiques and galleries bringing new life to the former colonial enclave of Chiang Mai.

Thailand

Fire up and create a stir

thai

Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor learns the perfect recipe for spicing up your stay in Chiang Mai.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Behind the scenes with the ladyboys

Chiang Mai Ladyboy

Take a behind the scenes look at Chiang Mai's only ladyboy show. In Thailand, kathoeys or ladyboys are very visible and much more accepted, called the third gender.

Travellers Tips

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World's top 10 cities for 2011 named

Valencia

Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2011.

Tips

How to work your way around the world

Sangduen

If you're looking for more than your everyday itinerary involving must-see monuments and unforgettable hostels, there may be a job in it for you.

Map of Chiang Mai

Travel News

Deals of the week: Bali bargain

Nikko Resort, Bali.

JULIETTA JAMESON | Stay six nights at the Grand Nikko Bali at Nusa Dua for the price of three.

Traveller letters: Qantas Club members deserve lounge access, despite codeshares

We have been life members of the Qantas Club for more than 20 years.

Should you be afraid of flying?

BRITTANY MANN 10:52am | The two Malaysia Airlines incidents have not helped those with a fear of flying, but are those fears realistic?

Donald Trump unveil plans for new Washington DC luxury hotel

9:46am | The Trump empire is expanding to include a 270-room luxury hotel in DC that has bathrooms trimmed in gold.

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