Reasons To Visit Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is situated in the north of Thailand and ranks as the country’s fifth largest city. The city is known for its vibrant culture and many historic landmarks, making it an excellent destination for culture lovers and sightseers. Some of the must-see attractions in Chiang Mai include the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple complex outside the city and the many landmarks and monuments within the old city like the Wat Phra Singh temple. There are also a number of fascinating museums and art galleries located around the city which are well worth visiting, while the city is also celebrated for its many charming and beautiful botanical gardens. If you are traveling with kids there are plenty of exciting attractions available, one of the most popular being the Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium complex.
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Arriving In Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Thailand made up of an international terminal and a domestic terminal. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Chiang Mai, you will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no airlines providing direct flights. However, the airport has plenty of connections which would enable UAE-based travelers to make the trip with only a single stopover.
At the airport you will find everything you would expect including restaurants and cafés, while there are also a few shops and duty-free shopping available to help pass the time. In addition to this, the airport also provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi for up to two hours and has additional amenities including an on-site spa and an airport lounge. When your flight has touched down at the airport there are plenty of ways to make your way around including by public bus and taxi. There are also plenty of car rental agencies at Chiang Mai International Airport, so you can conveniently rent a car as soon as you have touched down.
Chiang Mai Travel Information
Where to stay: Ratings and booking information for hotels in Chiang Mai for every budget
As a UAE national traveling to Thailand, you are entitled to enter the country visa free for up to 30 days. In Chiang Mai the weather is pleasantly warm all year round with average highs between 30 to 36 degrees, with the hottest period falling between March and May. However, be advised that the region experiences a rainy season commencing in May and continuing through until October.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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