Best Time To Visit Chiang Mai

The peak travel months to Chiang Mai are during the months of January, November, December.

Chiang Mai is a city in northern Thailand. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.

Outside the central Old City, Nimmanhaemin Road is lined with sophisticated galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants cooking the signature local dish, khao soi. Handicrafts such as silk, silverware and lacquerware can be found at open-air markets like the Night Bazaar. Chiang Mai also acts as a base for treks into the nearby mountains for visits to temples, elephant training and rehabilitation camps, or isolated hill-tribe villages.

Food of Thailand

Rice congee

Jok mu sap

Of Chinese origin, it is a rice congee with minced chicken or pork. Mixing an egg in with the congee…


Omelette on rice

Khao khai chiao

A quick snack or breakfast, it is an omelette with white rice, often eaten with chili sauce and cucumber. The…


Thai chicken biryani

Khao mok gai

The Thai version of a "chicken biryani". The name literally means "rice covered chicken" and this Thai-Muslim dish is made…


Chicken rice

Khao man gai

Rice steamed with garlic served with sliced chicken, chicken broth, and a spicy dipping sauce.


Map of Chiang Mai