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What are the best things to do in Chiang Mai?
Doi Suthep National Park
Doi Suthep National Park is one of the most well-known places to go while visiting Thailand on return flights to Chiang Mai. It’s just west of Chiang Mai and is home to granite twin peaks – Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. Each one has sweeping views over the Chiang Mai region. There are also several other landmarks around Doi Suthep that you can see while holidaying on flights to Chiang Mai. Visit the 13th-century Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple, explore walking trails, admire Bhubing Palace royal residence, and see waterfalls such as Mae Sa Falls and Monthathan Falls.
Wat Phra Singh
Learn about Thailand’s spiritual side at Wat Phra Singh while holidaying on flights to Chiang Mai. This Buddhist temple was founded in the 14th century and is dedicated to the Buddha idol Phra Singh. Wat Phra Singh is recognisable for its traditional Lanna architecture, which is marked by elaborate carvings and wing-shaped roofs. Along with Phra Singh, major features of the temple include Lai Kam assembly hall and Haw Trai library. Wat Phra Singh is an active temple, and about 700 monks call it home.
Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon is another national park to have on your radar when you book cheap flights to Chiang Mai. It’s location, elevated in the Himalayas, has seen it earn the nickname of the “Roof of Thailand.” The centrepiece of the national park is Doi Inthanon Mountain, which is Thailand’s highest peak at 2,565 metres (8,415 feet). Head to the summit for one of the best views over Northern Thailand. There are several walking trails, waterfalls, and scenic viewpoints around Doi Inthanon National Park. You can also visit small villages scattered around the park for a glimpse into daily life in rural Northern Thailand.
What is the cost of visiting Chiang Mai?
Cheap flights to Chiang Mai aren’t the only thing Webjet helps you find deals on: you can book hotels through Webjet too. Browse accommodation options after you’ve booked your airfare to Chiang Mai. A central hotel typically costs between $75 and $125 NZD per night.
Tuk tuks and taxis are the quickest and easiest way to reach your hotel after landing on flights to Chiang Mai. Catch one from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) to the city for 100 to 150 baht ($5.20 to $7.75 NZD). You can continue travelling around Chiang Mai by tuk tuk and taxi, or you could make the most of public buses. Bus fare around Chiang Mai costs 30 baht ($1.55 NZD).
Don’t forget to factor in activities when you book tickets to Chiang Mai. Visit Doi Suthep for 100 baht ($5.20 NZD), Doi Inthanon National Park for 300 baht ($15.60 NZD), and Wat Phra Singh for 20 baht ($1.05 NZD). Elephant Nature Park is another popular attraction to keep in mind when you book book airfare to Chiang Mai. Spend a full day there for 2,500 baht ($129.50 NZD).
What should I pack for Chiang Mai?
There are several essentials to pack no matter what time of year you book return flights to Chiang Mai. Bring strong sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, and a plug adapter. Power points across Thailand accept plug types A, B, and C, so make sure to have a universal adapter that will work for all three. Bring along a scarf or sarong if you’ll be temple-hopping in between return flights to Chiang Mai as you’ll need to cover your shoulders and knees.
Chiang Mai is warm for much of the year, so pack lightweight clothes like shorts, t-shirts, and casual sundresses. Bring a pair of jeans and a jacket if you book cheap flights to Chiang Mai for travel between December and February. Chiang Mai temperatures cool to about 14°C in the evenings during the Thai winter. Rain showers are common between May and September, so bring along a rain jacket and umbrella if you book tickets to Chiang Mai during this rainy season.
How much time should I spend in Chiang Mai?
Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most vibrant cities and the perfect place to start a Thai holiday. Plan to spend at least 10 days in Thailand after arriving on flights to Chiang Mai. Two weeks will help you to see much of the country, and three weeks may allow time for a side-trip to Cambodia or Vietnam before heading home. Take three to four days to explore Chiang Mai, then hop on a cheap flight from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) to see more of the country. Webjet offers great deals on flights to destinations like Bangkok, Phuket, and Krabi.