The best time to spend a holiday in Chiang Mai is in the months of November to March. The temperature during this time of the year remains in the 85-88 degrees Fahrenheit range making it favourable for travellers to explore the riches of the city. In the high tourism season, it becomes rare to catch a cheap flight to Chiang Mai. For a budget-friendly trip, you must reserve your flight to Chiang Mai well in advance.
The capital city of Chiang Mai Province is served by an international airport called International Airport. Airlines that offer Chiang Mai flights to and from several destinations worldwide include Korean Air, Bangkok Airways, Shandong Airlines and Tigerair Taiwan.Places of interest in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, the fifth-largest city of Thailand, is the cultural nerve centre of Thailand. Also called as “Rose of the North” in Thailand, the city has plenty number of temples and pagodas making it northern Thailand’s center of Buddhism. The adventure junkies have an option of hiking and trekking to tribal villages on hills and explore their way of living. The city also serves as a major gateway to Northern Thailand.Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is one of the holiest shrines in Northern Thailand. Perched on the top of the Doi Suthep Hill, the temple hosts an exemplary gold-plated statue of Chiang Mai. Also, the temple lends magnificent views of the city. The site is a must-visit during Visakha Puja that celebrates the birth anniversary of the Buddha.Chiang Mai National Museum
Located in city’s north-western region, Chiang Mai National Museum exudes a pride in its aesthetic heritage. It displays works of art that allow you a look into the history of the Lanna Kingdom. Images and statues of Buddha dominate the collection at the museum. The museum also showcases an architectural brilliance of traditional northern Thai style.Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium
A popular tourist destination, Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium is home to animals of over 400 diverse species. This 200-acre property also boasts of Asia’s largest marine aquarium. Another highlight of the museum is its panda exhibition. Visitors can also enjoy a tour around different sections of the zoo on tram or monorail facilitated by the zoo authorities.