After a record-breaking awards haul so far this year, Thailand has once again been recognised with yet another prestigious honour by Condé Nast Traveller’s readers, who voted Chiang Mai among the Top 20 Small Cities in the World in its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
This is hot on the heels of the recent Conde Nast Traveller UK 2018 Readers’ Travel Awards with Thailand voted into 3rd spot in the Best Country category.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said: “Chiang Mai, with its charming culture of the ancient Lanna capital plus the lovely weather and the beautiful hills, has always been popular with local and international tourists. I’d like to thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveller for naming Chiang Mai one of the World’s Top 20 Small Cities 2018.”
According to Condé Nast Traveller, “There’s a reason so many travellers beeline for Chiang Mai when they visit Thailand—the city is undoubtedly the cultural capital of the country. (It also doesn’t hurt that the super-luxe Four Seasons Resort and intimate Rachamankha are fantastic home bases.) Then there are the markets (we’re big fans of Warorot), rich aesthetics of both temples and nature, and the ever-present smells of espresso and curry. As for the street food, let’s just say you haven’t really lived until you order a bowl of khao soy.”
The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel”.
Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveller readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.
The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveller’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on 16 October.
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