Welcome to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a major city in the north of Thailand that is known for its Old Town, kind people, and many important temples.

This travel guide will go through everything you need to know before traveling to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Sit back and enjoy.

Map of Chiang Mai


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Top attractions

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra Doi Suthep

Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan

The Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan is a historic Royal temple in Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra Singh Ho Trai (DTHCM0265)

Wat Chiang Man

The Wat Chiang Man is a picturesque temple in Chiang Mai.

Wat Chiang Man

Weather and Climate

Chiang Mai has a tropical climate with warm weather.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Chiang Mai?

Answer: The best time to visit Chiang Mai is between November and April.

CHIANG MAI WEATHER

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History

Chiang Mai was founded by the Thai king Mangrai in the late 13th century. The city soon became the capital of the Lan Na Kingdom. Chiang Mai was enlarged and fortified by Pha Yu and many important Buddhist temples were constructed in the city during this time. After the fall of Lan Na, Chiang Mai was occupied by the Taungoo in the 16th century. The city became a part of the Thonburi Kingdom in the 18th century. Chiang Mai grew significantly in the 20th century and is now Thailand’s second-largest city.

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