Immersed by spectacular mountains and the northern Thai countryside, Chiang Mai offers spectacular sceneries and beautiful ancient temples. Chiang Mai has become an increasingly popular destination and a favourite with many people. Even though being the second largest city in Thailand, there are only 250,000 people living here. The city is small and intimate, and almost everything is within walking distance. But do not be fooled, in this area there is much to see. Make sure you plan your trip well.
Population Approximately 250,000
Currency Thai Baht (THB) 1 = 100 Satang
Opening hours From Mondays to Saturdays shops are open between 08.00-21.00. Shopping malls are generally open from 10.00-21.00. Banking hours are from 09.30-17.00 and from 10.00-19.00, seven days a week, in the larger shopping malls.
Newspapers Chiang Mai Trader News, Chiangmai Mail, Citylife Chiang Mai
Emergency numbers Police, Ambulance: 191; Tourist Police: 1155; Fire Brigade: 199
Tourist information Tourism Authority of Thailand
105/1 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road,Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai, Open 8.30am-4.30pm,+66 53 248604