Even though Chiang Mai experiences the same 3 seasons as the Central/Northern regions of Thailand (hot, rainy, cool) the heat in Chiang Mai tends to be milder than in other regions of Thailand. The hot season is between March and June with temperatures between 30-35C, the rainy season spans from July until September and the cool season is from October to February, with the latter 2 seasons experiencing average temperatures of 20-25C.
The Thai baht (฿) is Thailand’s national currency and accepted all throughout Chiang Mai. If travelling with cash, there’s plenty of exchange booths and banks for you to exchange your money to the local currency and ATMs accepting all major credit/debit card brands can easily be found all over the city.
Check your currency exchange rate here.
Private vehicles such as cars, scooters and pickup trucks are available for rent throughout the city, starting at 1,500 baht per day depending upon the season, rental duration and type of vehicle chosen.
If you’d rather not hire a private vehicle throughout your stay, public transport in the form of Songtheaws (open air shared taxis) and Tuk Tuks are readily available throughout the city. The local Songtheaws are painted red and have no direct routes, and Tuk Tuks can only be chartered at designated areas. Both are cheap and effective ways of getting around Chiang Mai!
Chiang Mai is a fairly safe place to visit. Yet, Chiang Mai has a contrast of wealthy tourists and poor locals, petty theft does occur, which means that visitors should take certain precautions. Having said so, its best to have these contact information with you while you are travelling. Feel free to bookmark this page (if needed).
- Emergency Services: 191
- Tourist Police: 1155
- Traffic Accidents: 1193
- Vehicle Theft: 1192
Chiang Mai hospital
- Chiangmai Ram
At: Hospital 8 Bunrueang Rit (Tel no: +66 53 224 861)
Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai
At: Thanuspong Soi 8 (Tel no: +66 52 089 888)
At: 316/1 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd (Tel no:+66 53 801 999)