About Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. Chiang Mai is a beautiful place to explore. Chiang Mai has over 300 Buddhist temples and also hosts many Thai festivals.

 

 

  • loi krathong (known locally as Yi Peng), held on the full moon of the 12th month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar, being the full moon of the second month of the old Lanna calendar
  • Tam Bun Khan Dok, the Inthakhin (City Pillar) Festival, starts on the day of the waning moon of the sixth lunar month and lasts 6–8 days.

Public Transport System

The New RTC Chiang Mai City Bus

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Traveling by bus in the city is a generally comfortable experience. They are fully air-conditioned and bring you through a scenic journey in Chiang Mai city. The buses are wheelchair-friendly and priority seats are reserved for the elderly, pregnant women and people with disabilities.

Mode & Cost of Transports

 The bus is the cheapest public transport in Chiang Mai city. It charges a flat fare of 20 baht per ride, making it the most economical way to get around,as well as being the most scenic.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 0.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.00
Rice/Kg USD 0.00
White Bread USD 0.00
Eggs (12) USD 0.00
Combo Meal USD 0.00
Fine Dining USD 0.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.00
Domestic Beer USD 0.00
Imported Beer USD 0.00
Bottle of Wine USD 0.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 0.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 0.00
  • Don’t walk to your accommodation from the station
  • Do wear insect repellant
  • Don’t try to see every temple
  • Do visit the night markets
  • Do mix with the locals
  • Don’t ride an elephant
  • Do visit Wat Doi Suthep at sunset
  • Do visit Pai for few days

Night Life

Chiang Mai has a vibrant and varied list of night-time activities. Most of the space is taken up by live music places, rooftop bars, cabaret shows, and other modes to liven up after sunset hours. Riverside binging in the company of friends accompanied by a live band belting out jazz, blues, and rock hits is most sought after. Monkey Club at the Nimman Road area is a happening hot-spot for revelers who groove away till the wee hours. A multitude of options presents itself to accommodate varying budget needs. Another likely haunt is the reggae bars which offer cheap beer and relaxed interiors which are frequented by youngsters and the budget travelers.

Must See

must-see in Chiang Mai. Wat Doi Suthep's central shrine contains a much-revered seated Buddha and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. You can reach the temple by hiking up the mountain (a sweaty but surely memorable endeavor), renting a motorbike, or hopping into a songthaew Doi Inthanon: This is the highest peak in Thailand, and the national park that surrounds it is filled with some of the many natural wonders that make the country such a draw in the first place. You can do some trekking and hike the mountain, or take a more leisurely route around the park. Several waterfalls and a hill tribe village are other attractions.

Doi Pui: This small Hmong village is admittedly more tourist-oriented than authentic. There is a small exhibit of a traditional hill tribe home and information on the history of the many groups that have settled in the Thai mountains in past generations.

Experiences

Test out the adventure-ridden Chiang Mai Zipline experience.

Enjoy a full-day kayaking and caving tour.

Check out a spiritual half-day excursion of Chiang Mai's ancient temples.

Discover your culinary skills in a friendly, engaging atmosphere at the traditional Lanna smile Thai cooking class.

Get the adrenaline -pumping with the mountain biking at Doi Suthep National Park.

Have a relaxing Thai massage along with a Reflexology foot massage.

check out the night markets with food, drink, and friends at the water's edge.


Activities

Chiang Mai Zoo
Zoo
100 Huaykaew Rd, ตำบล สุเทพ Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Distance From City Center
Distance from City Center is 6 Km.
Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort
Golf
Unit 1105, 29 Bangkok Business Center Soi Ekamai, Sukhumvit 63 Road, Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center is 45 mi
Golf at Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort
Golf
East of Chiang Mai near Sankampheng
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center is 45 mi
Casino Tachileik
Casino
Baydar Street, Ponghtoon Quarter Tachileik Town Ship, Union of Myanmar, Tachileik Myanmar
Distance From City Center
Distance from City Centre is 256 K
Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai
Golf
Sankamphaeng Banthi Road Chiang Mai, 50130, Thailand
Distance From City Center
Distance From City Center: 40 minu
Chiang Mai Night Safari
Safari
33 Moo 12, Tambon Nong Kwai, Amphoe Hang Dong, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Distance From City Center
Distance from City Centre is 12 Km
Chiang Mai Inthanon Golf & Natural Resort
Golf
99 Moo 13 T. Khuangpao, A. Jomthing, Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand
Distance From City Center
Distance is 40 minutes from Downto

Shopping

Sivalee Antiques
Antique Markets
127/1 Ratchapakinai Rd. Chiangmai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Sadhu Amulets Chiangmai
Antique Markets
68/4 Tippanet Road, Haiya, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Bilan antique
Antique Markets
96-96/1 rajchaingsane Rd T. Haiya A.mung, Chiangmai 50100, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Wanna Collection
Antique Markets
56 - 57, 3rd Floor, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Mai, Thailand
JingJai Market Chiang Mai
Antique Markets
45 Atsadathon Rd, Pa Tan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Chang Moi, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Ploen Ruedee Night Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Chang Klan Road | Opposite Mosque, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Anusarn Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
149/24, 149/27-28 Chang Khlan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bo-Sang Handicrafts Centre
Handicrafts and Souviners
1014 Tambon Ton Pao, Amphoe San Kamphaeng, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50130, Thailand
CentralFestival Chiang Mai
Shopping Malls
999 Tambon Fa Ham, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
  • Head to Wulai Road for some amazing silverware.
  • Native hill tribe clothing.
  • Paper lanterns.
  • Tea.
  •  Thai silk.
  • Imitation jewelry.
  • Hand-painted pottery.



Official Language

Thai

Other Language

Kham Muang

Spoken Language

Currency

Baht (THB)

Population

1.31000 (Millions)

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Weather

Broken Clouds 26°C

TimeZone

03:50 AM (GMT +07:00)

 

Ambulance

199

 

Police

191

 

Electric socket

N/A

Airport Name / IATA Code

Chiang Mai International Airport - CNX

Airport Name / IATA Code

BKK - Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Best time to visit

November until mid-February

Moderate time to visit

October


Worst time to visit

March

Taxi

Start Tariff: THB 50.00

1 Km. Tariff: THB 12.50

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: THB 200.00

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