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Chiang Mai

Thailand

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Quick Guide

  • Thai
  • Thai baht
  • 11 hrs
  • +7 hrs

The largest city in Thailand after Bangkok, Chiang Mai is home to more than 300 Buddhist temples and welcomes than 20,000 expats from all over the world. Some say that Chiang Mai is the perfect place for retirement since it has a rather laid back atmosphere. Since the city is not that big, many sightseeing spots are easy to reach by foot if you want to avoid the busy traffic.

For sightseeing, there are always guided tour options with local experts who will show you around the city, or you can purchase a map and have an adventure of your own. The magnificent temples, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh are the most notable historical landmarks in the city that attract thousands of tourists and locals as well. If you are looking for breathtaking nature sights, waterfalls and hiking adventures, Doi Suthep–Pui National Park is the next place you’ll want to visit. Visitors who happen to be in Chiang Mai in February will get a chance to enjoy the fascinating Chiang Mai Flower Festival. It is considered to be the greatest flower show in the country.

Chiang Mai Key Facts

  • Thai
  • Thai baht
  • 11 hrs
  • +7 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
  • Papun Airport (PPU) - 66 miles
  • Lampang Airport (LPT) - 66 miles
  • Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) - 95 miles
  • Mae Hong Son Airport (HGN) - 95 miles
  • Loikaw Airport (LIW) - 95 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Chiang Mai.

Art Mai Gallery Nimman Hotel Chiang Mai by Compass Hospitality

Chiang Mai
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Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort

Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai
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137 Pillars House

Wat Ket, Chiang Mai
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Rachamankha a Member of Secret Retreats

Chiang Mai
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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai
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At Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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U Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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Sirilanna Hotel

Chiang Mai
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Pingviman Hotel

Chiang Mai
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Bodhi Serene, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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Aparthotel The Grand Napat

Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai
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Goldenbell Hotel Chiangmai

Hai ya, Chiang Mai
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Thannatee Boutique Hotel

Hai ya, Chiang Mai
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Viang Thapae Resort

Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai
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Namton Boutique Hotel

Chiang Mai
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