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Chiang Mai Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

The following Chiang Mai information will almost certainly prove extremely important if you are planning a trip to this beautiful city. This section of our site includes all of the essential information about getting in, getting around and getting out. It will also tell you the best time of year to arrange your visit, based on the weather conditions and the major festivals.

Known as the ‘Rose of the North’, Chiang Mai has a lot to offer. Surrounded by mist-covered mountains, ethnic hill-tribe villages, rolling rivers and historical temples, it is a must-visit for those who want a cultural holiday with a bit of adventure. Located about 700 km north of Bangkok, you can get there by bus, train and plane. Prices for most products and services are generally very low, compared to the other major destinations of Thailand, which is one of the reasons why it remains an essential stop on the backpacker trail.

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Getting Around Chiang Mai

Getting Around Chiang Mai

Getting Around Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a fairly compact city, with many of the attractions within easy walking distance of each other. Besides Read More...

Chiang Mai Bus Station

Chiang Mai Bus Station welcomes millions of passengers to the city every year from all over the Thailand. Most of the

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Chiang Mai Map

Chiang Mai Map

Our interactive map displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, Read More...

Planes and Trains

Chiang Mai International Airport

Chiang Mai International Airport

Chiang Mai International Airport is the main air hub linking northern Thailand with Bangkok, Samui and Phuket as well as Read More...

Chiang Mai Train Station

Chiang Mai Train Station is the first (or last) port of call for hundreds of thousands of tourists that visit the

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Getting to Chiang Mai

Getting to Chiang Mai

As a gateway to northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is easily accessible by air, rail and bus. The most common route to Chiang Read More...

Yee Peng Festival Chiang Mai

Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai (sometimes written as ‘Yi Peng’) is celebrated on the full moon of the twelfth lunar



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Songkran in Chiang Mai

Songkran in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai might be better known for its ancient temples and rolling mountains, but the northern capital also boasts an Read More...

Loy Krathong

By far the most romantic of Thailand’s celebrations, Loy Krathong takes place on the full moon night of the 12th lunar Read More...

Useful Information about Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Weather

Chiang Mai Weather

With its more Northern latitude and higher elevation, Chiang Mai enjoys a cooler climate than the stifling central Read More...

10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai When it Rains

Stuck inside and looking for things to do in Chiang Mai when it rains? Then we’ve come up with the perfect list of fun Read More...

Visas & General Info

Citizens holding a valid passport from a country on Thailand’s approved list may enter the Kingdom for 30 days without a Read More...

Travel: Chiang Mai to Laos

Travelling from Chiang Mai to Laos can be easy because Laos is a neighbouring country to Thailand. The fastest way to Read More...

Travel: Chiang Mai to Pai

Pai is a small, hippie town with a relaxed vibe about 80km from Chiang Mai, and most tourists who visit Chiang Mai also Read More...

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