1. About Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is 700 kilometers north of Bangkok. It is located in a valley 300 meters above sea level. It is known as “the rose of the north”. Compared with the hot and humid Bangkok, it is more comfortable and pleasant here. Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand. It was also the capital, religious, cultural and trade center of the Lanna Thai Dynasty, the first independent country in the history of Thailand. It also has many cultural heritages and the title of “treasure house of art and architecture”.
There are five main roads out of the city
East: to Chiang Mai night market
Southwest: to the airport
West: to Chiang Mai University
Northwest: to Doi Suthep
North: to Chiang Mai new town
Two night markets
Chiang Mai night market
The night market on Sunday
Bars and restaurants are densely distributed in the main leisure and entertainment area of southeast Chiang Mai
Three temples in the ancient city
Doi Suthep, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai Night Safari
Chiang Mai night market
Sunday night market
Main one day tour
Jungle Flight/Flight of The Gibbon
There are also travel agency agencies for half day tour of Doi Suthep
2. Traffic in Chiang Mai
1) From Bangkok to Chiang Mai
You can take Air Asia, China Eastern and other flights from China to Bangkok, and then transfer to domestic flights to Chiang Mai.
Thai Airways Bangkok, Tel: (662) 2800070, 2800080, Chiang Mai airport, Tel: (6653) 211044-7
Pb air Chiang Mai airport, Tel: (6653) 279172, 319278 ~ 9, 922136.
It’s an hour’s flight to and from Chiang Mai and Bangkok. One way tickets range from $50 to $100. There are many travel agencies in Chiang Mai that can book them. Remember to book them a few days in advance.
There is a train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The express leaves at about 7 p.m. and arrives at about 10 a.m. the next day. There are first-class and second-class seats in the car. First class tickets are like our soft sleeper in China. It’s hard to buy, and it’s no big difference from second-class cars. Second class cars are better than our hard sleeper. Double beds are made up of two large seats. When the upper berth is not sleeping, it’s fixed on the ceiling with a buckle, The conductor will help to make the bed before going to bed. Each berth has a curtain, which is a very comfortable private space to pull up. Pay attention to the sufficient air conditioning on the train in Thailand. Chiang Mai is in the mountains, which is much cooler than Bangkok. Be sure to wear a sweater at night
Tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai must be purchased in advance at Bangkok railway station. There are express and express trains every day. The business hours are 8:30-18:00 on weekdays and 12:00 on holidays. For details, please contact Bangkok: (662) 2237010, 2237020, Chiang Mai: (6653) 242094, 245363 ~ 4.
It takes 9 hours to drive from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, along Highway 1, then connecting with Asia highway 32, via Ayuthaya, Antang Mansion, Nakhon Sawan, and then back to Highway 1, Lampang Province and Lamphun to reach the urban area of Chiang Mai, with a total length of 696 km. There are many small towns on the way, such as Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Lamphun and so on.
From Bangkok to Chiang Mai, there is a bus to Chiang Mai from 5:20 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. (the price is about 500 baht). You can get on at Mochit bus station (near the holiday market of jatujak) on phaholyothin road.
2) Traffic in Chiang Mai
Tuk tuk – in urban areas, the price of tuk tuk is not as stable as other traditional means of transportation, but it is also much faster. Approximate price for reference: about 20 baht can only be taken for a short time. Generally, if you cross the River District, the price will be more than 40 baht. The price from the ancient city to the airport is generally 100 baht, and you can bargain to 80 baht or lower.
See lor – the most common and suitable means of transportation in Chiang Mai, and you can see them everywhere. The red body belongs to the “public” taxi. If you take the See lor, you only need to tell the driver where you are going. If he nods and agrees, everyone only needs to pay 20 baht when they get off.
Rent a motorcycle – in the city and suburbs of Chiang Mai, it is recommended to rent a motorcycle. The cost is very low, equivalent to US $5 a day. The real good-looking places in Chiang Mai are in the suburbs. With a motorcycle, it is not restricted by travel agencies, and it is very convenient to go where you want to go. The traffic civilization of Thai people is good, the roads in the suburbs are easy to walk, and the road signs are very clear, It’s like Nancy Chandler’s map. It’s made by an English woman who lives in Thailand all the year round. It’s updated year by year and has been published in the 21st edition. Colorful, delicious and fun road maps are very useful. We can go back and forth 40-50 kilometers a day by motorcycle. So we can avoid the large group of people and go to the quiet countryside, magnificent Buddhist temples, elephant gardens, waterfalls and so on