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Top Attractions in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the most fascinating blend of old and new. The cultural and historical emblems at the place run in numbers and they are usually seen side by side with impressive new hotels and shopping malls. The gateway to the northern Thai hills, Chiang Mai has come a long way from being a medieval city to becoming a remarkable new-age holiday destination but the streets of the city still hold the glory of long-gone Thai dynasties. Explore the city's major landmarks and sightseeing venues at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Phuping Palace, The Siam Silverware Factory and Siam Silverware Factory.

Chiang Mai Airport Information

Chiang Mai International Airport is a key gateway to Northern Thailand. With Chiang Mai being a hugely popular tourist destination, the international airport remains extremely busy and handles millions of travellers, every year. The airport mostly receives flights from Bangkok and Singapore, China, Taiwan, Myanmar and Laos. Chiang Mai International Airport is located less than a 10-minute drive from the city centre, and the availability of different means of transportation makes the short journey even more comfortable. The airport features numerous food outlets and several shops selling silk, handicrafts and souvenirs. While there is no hotel on the premises of the airport, dozens of them are available in the proximity.

Flight Tickets to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a massively popular holiday retreat. The lure of the place is such that around 2 million people visit the capital city of the Chiang Mai Province, every year. To serve fliers, a host of airlines run flights to Chiang Mai from various parts of the globe. Talking specifically about the United Kingdom, a number of operators provide air tickets to those who wish to fly to the Thai city. Jet Airways, Oman Air, Thai Airways (Thai flag carrier), Singapore Airlines and British Airways (UK's flag carrier) are among the popular ones running flights from LHR to Chiang Mai International Airport.

Chiang Mai Accommodation Options

Rising tourist numbers have resulted in an extraordinary boom of hotel building in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has been a traditional backpacker's haven, which means there are wide number of cheap hotel accommodation options available to travellers who are visiting the city. But there is an incredible variety of luxury hotels as well in the city. Then there are mid-range properties that have been sprouted up to keep up with demand of the regular tourist inflow in the Thailand. In short, all sort of accommodation choices are available with guests. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi is a luxury hotel in Chiang Mai that's popular with sybarites.

Best Time to Visit Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is much cooler when compared to the rest of Thailand. Its location, between the mountains of north Thailand, can be credited for the pleasant conditions even during summers, when most shy away from spending money on flights tickets to Thailand, given the region's sultry weather. The best time to board flights to Chiang Mai is perhaps November and February-March when the temperature is cool but not chilly and the overall tourism bloom of Thailand rubs on to Chiang Mai as well. Those who travel during summer can hope to clinch cheap tickets to Chiang Mai. Winter is best avoided.

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