Chiang Mai


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.

Chiang Mai
few clouds
humidity: 44%
wind: 2m/s NNW
H 35 • L 22
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Currency Used

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.

Getting Around

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!

Emergency Contacts

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 Hospital
    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)
  • Rajavej Hospital
    At: 316/1 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd (Tel no:+66 53 801 999)