A low cost of living, beautiful weather and seriously good coffee – it’s little wonder that Chiang Mai has emerged as a hotspot for digital entrepreneurs. With a range of social events taking place across CMSEO19, experience for yourself why Chiang Mai is such a favourite amongst seasoned travellers and digital nomads.
DISCOVER THE CITY’S BEST HOTSPOTS
In between SEO sessions at Le Meridien, a host of events are held across Chiang Mai. Enjoy a range of free and ticketed sessions including free community workshops, networking gatherings and the official CMSE019 VIP Dinner and After Party. It’s a great way to meet new people, while experiencing the bustling social scene of Chiang Mai.
EXPERIENCE LOI KRATHONG, THAILAND’S ‘FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS’
This year, CMSEO19 will coincide with Loi Krathong, an annual ‘Festival of Lights’ celebrated in Thailand on 11-13 November.
Loi Krathong are lotus-shaped baskets that float on the water. These baskets are built to contain food, incense, flowers, coins and, of course, a candle. The ritual is very simple: build a Loi Krathong, make a wish, and let it float away with the current of the river.
The flame of the candle signifies longevity, fulfillment of your wishes and release from your sins. People carefully watch their basket as it floats away, hoping the candle will last as long as possible.
SOAK UP THE RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE
Although Chiang Mai is experiencing a modernization boom, the city’s rich cultural heritage remains intact. Architecture, fashion, food – you will find the influences of traditional Thai culture on almost every aspect of the city. With the city framed by dense mountains, there are a plethora of activities to fill your spare time, including elephant rides, zip-lining, mountain biking and more.