VIDEO: Tour of our neighborhood in Chiang Mai

This is a travel video from our neighborhood in Chiang Mai, Thailand where we give you a walking tour of our surroundings including nearby Thai Buddhist temples, Thai homes (both traditional and modern) and some friendly dogs we happened to encounter along the way.

Since we’ve arrived in Chiang Mai and settled into our cozy little apartment we haven’t taken the time to make many new videos. Recently, we both discussed how much we missed making videos; although we won’t be doing one per day, like we did on the road, you can expect a lot more travel videos from Chiang Mai over the coming weeks/months.

We though a perfect place to rekindle our passion for random exploring and shooting clips would be in our local neighborhood. With its laid back quirky charms we feel right at home even though we’ve only been here for several weeks.

One of the first things that we really noticed was the contrast between the different types of local Thai homes in the area. We could literally be walking down the street and suddenly notice a traditional Thai home built on stilts and then moments later (or just across the street) spot a luxury condo.

One of the most endearing aspects of any wander we have in our neighborhood is the friendly encounters we have with most of the dogs; although, there are a few nasty ones as well. As pet lovers, we take the time to talk, play and pet with them. We’ve both come to realize we’d love to have a home full of cats and dogs in the future, if/when we decide to settle down in one place.

One of the most interesting landmarks in the area is a Silver Buddhist temple. The Silver Temple is metallic and shiny and quite different/unique from most of the other Buddhist temples in our area.

Although we only have a short time left in Chiang Mai, before we hit the road again, we plan to make the most of it.

Tour of our neighborhood in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Laura @Travelocafe June 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Such a cool video. It’s great to see Chiang Mai through your eyes.

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Samuel Jeffery July 18, 2013 at 12:51 am

Thanks Laura! We’re loving it here :)

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Barbara Weibel June 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Hi Sam and Audrey: I’ll be staying in Chiang Mai for a couple of months toward the end of the year and want to base in the same general area. Can you email me with some details, like how big is the apartment, how much per month, are utilities included, do you also have wifi access, and contact info? Thanks so much.

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Samuel Jeffery July 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Hey Barbara,

That’s awesome! I’m really behind on comments and just catching up now. I’m sending you an email right now.

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Nicole @ Green Global Travel June 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Great video. We can’t wait to get to Thailand. Unfortunately won’t be until next year. Looks like it’s well worth it :)

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Samuel Jeffery July 18, 2013 at 12:54 am

It’s worth the wait Nicole. You’ll really enjoy it when you get a chance to visit.

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Luxury Honeymoon Packages June 30, 2013 at 3:37 am

Your Post “Tour of our neighborhood in chaing mai” is really great post and having nice photos are there.

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Samuel Jeffery July 18, 2013 at 12:55 am

Thank you!

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Chris & Angela June 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Wow, you guys must live right down the street from me and my wife! We eat at Chiang Mai Gate most nights. Maybe we will see you around sometime. Awesome video. Thanks for sharing!

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Samuel Jeffery July 18, 2013 at 12:58 am

That’s cool! It sure is fun eating there, isn’t it?

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