Holidays to Chiang Mai

Nestled in the heart of some of Southeast Asia’s most prominent mountains, Chiang Mai is a relic of Thai history and tradition. Thailand's second largest city serves as the economic and political hub of the north. Although this ancient farming city has undergone some modernization efforts in recent years, the …

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How to get to Chiang Mai

Here's what you need to know about getting to Chiang Mai. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai takes 14 hours, 35 minutes.

When to go to Chiang Mai

Typical Holiday Price

£695 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Chiang Mai varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Chiang Mai.

Where to stay in Chiang Mai

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Chiang Mai, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Chiang Mai

David McKelvey | FlickrNight Bazaar
Night Bazaar
avlxyz | FlickrWat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
mikecogh | FlickrChiang Mai City Cycling tour - Good morning thailand
Chiang Mai City Cycling tour - Good morning thailand
fortes | FlickrChiang Mai Sunday Walking Market
Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Market
Eli Zubiria | Trip by SkyscannerWat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Gabby Ocampo | Trip by SkyscannerDoi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park
Alix F | Trip by SkyscannerElephant Nature Park
Elephant Nature Park
Claudia Rodriguez | Trip by SkyscannerWat Phra Singh
Wat Phra Singh
Dante Scarano | Trip by SkyscannerDoi Suthep
Doi Suthep
Bri M | Trip by SkyscannerThe North Gate Jazz Cooperation
The North Gate Jazz Cooperation

Reviews of Chiang Mai

Sara  Veganza
Sara Veganza

Unforgettable experience. Warm people, great food and the perfect place to settle after months of travelling around. The city is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery. Chiang Mai Lover


Reminds me of where I grew up. Being so far from home, makes me feel at home.

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco

Chiang Mai is the main hub in the north for tourists for a reason. It's full of great food, lovely temples, and many nearby excursions. Don't miss it!

Emily LeBlanc
Emily LeBlancColumbia

I absolutely love Chiang Mai. The city is the perfect mix of Thai culture and foreign influence with plenty of attractions, natural beauty, Buddhist spirituality, food from nearly everywhere, trendy coffee shops and cheap prices.

Nearby destinations


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