In Northern Thailand lies Chiang Mai, a laid-back city that balances out the excitement of Bangkok. The former seat of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is still a beautiful, culturally-rich place long after its medieval peak. Several wats keep watch on the city, some that date back to the 13th century. Visit the city’s most revered temple, Wat Phra Singh, and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which overlooks Chiang Mai from the mountains of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.
After finding your fair share of peace and beauty, there’s still much more to experience. While Chiang Mai looks like a sleepy, suburban town, a thriving food scene is underfoot. There are dozens of cooking classes you can take, along with fragrant markets. After all, eating your way through the city is one of the best ways to get a taste of the culture. Do it all and save by booking flights to Chiang Mai here with Expedia.com.au today.
Chiang Mai’s busiest season for plane tickets is also its coolest season. Between November and February, you can sleep without an air conditioner. Highs usually stay below 25 degrees Celsius, and mornings are crisp.Shoulder Season:
March through April is the perfect time to visit for fresh mangos, lychees, and mangosteens. Plus, this is festival season, as May is the month of Buddha. During these months, the temperature starts to heat up.Off Season:
From July to October, you can find cheap flights to Chang Mai, because it’s considered the low season. Temperatures are at their highest, and the wet weather makes for some rainy days. The rain only comes in spurts that last a few days with gorgeous skies in between, so plan to stay at least a week to experience some sunshine and the bright green scenery.
Distance: 12.4 km northwest of city centre
Chiang Mai flights land at CNX, just minutes from Downtown Chiang Mai. Many hotels provide shuttle service to and from the airport, so contact your lodging in advance to determine if you can arrange transportation. CNX also has a services counter that handles ground transportation. Here you’ll find information about bus schedules, but you’ll also see the taxis lined up outside the terminal. Tuk-tuks, three-wheeled motorized bicycle taxis, are a popular form of transportation, so hire one of these for a true Chiang Mai experience. Alternatively, if you’ve booked a rental car at one of the rental agencies here with Expedia.com.au, head to the rental counter near the International Arrival Lounge.
For travel tips, safety information, and the latest updates, visit the official website for Chiang Mai tourism. Also check out the weather forecast for Chiang Mai, so you know what to pack for your next trip.