Tips and advice for travelling safely in Chiang Mai.
Thailand in general is considered a safe travel destination for tourists and Chiang Mai is even particularly safe compared to other tourist cities.
The locals are generally friendly, helpful and all rounded happy people so many visitors explore Chiang Mai feeling completely safe. However, just like many other tourist destinations one must be vigilant of pickpockets in touristy areas.
Other complaints to be aware of are street hustlers who although rarely compromise one's safety can be a huge annoyance. Kindly shake them off with a ‘Mai ow krap/ka’ (no thank you). Also be careful when crossing the roads and only ride a scooter if you are comfortable and experienced!