Chiang Mai Essential Info

Chiang Mai is a city in the North of Thailand that is popular due to it’s cooler temperatures. Surrounded my mountains and lush countryside it’s an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of many other destinations in Thailand. Chiang Mai’s historical walled city centre, numerous temples and relaxed attitude means you can truly enjoy the best of Thai culture.

Basic Info

  • People

    Over 200,000 people live in the Chiang Mai city centre and tourism aside it is a popular destination for many digital nomads. As there is a large university in Chiang Mai you will find many hip and modern boutiques stores, bars, cafes and restaurants serving up both local and foreign cuisines.

  • Best Time To Visit

    October – Mid November is the best time to enjoy Chiang Mai. After February locals do tend to burn off crops in the mountains which can make things smokey and unpleasant in the city. June – October is the rainy season

  • Culture

    Chiang Mai is a very modern city and you will find visiting here very easy and comfortable. Even though it is very relaxed in Chiang Mai, tourists still need to be respectful of correct attire and etiquette when visiting temples etc.

Fun Facts

  • Quite Interesting....

    Chiang Mai means “new city” and was founded by King Mengrai in 1296

  • Festivals

    Chiang Mai is one of the best places to experience the the Loi Krathong & Yi Peng festivals – also known as the festival of lights. If you have seen images of thousands of lanterns being released into the night’s sky – this is it! As it is a festival that is set by the cycle of the moon it is never on the same dates, but it usually falls around November.

  • Interesting Tours

    Chiang Mai is the main base from which to do a Hill-Tribe trek with over 800,000 people living in the surrounding hills. But make sure you go with a reputable company – there are many ‘fake tribes’ set up to take tourists $$$



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Arrival Guide

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