Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai,

Thailand

Thailand is one of the world’s favourite destinations for adventure travellers and sun seekers. Exotic, beautiful, and filled with wonder, it’s a stunning country where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome. While most tourists head to the south, the north of the country is now opening up too. Chiang Mai, known as the ‘Rose of the North’, is now the go-to destination for travellers. Surrounded by stunning mountains and lush, green countryside, it’s very different from the beach-lined towns and cities of the south. Qatar Airways Holidays is always looking for new and exciting destinations for our discerning travellers. Chiang Mai holidays are guaranteed to give you an authentic Thai experience filled with natural and man-made beauty.

For nearly a thousand years, Chiang Mai has been an important cultural centre. With a backdrop that includes the towering Himalayan mountains, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful location packed with historical wonder too. Qatar Airways Holidays to Chiang Mai lets you discover exotic gardens, dazzling temples, and natural beauty, combined with superb hotels and culinary packages giving you a real taste of Thailand.

Chiang Mai Holiday Packages

It’s easy to arrange a holiday to Chiang Mai with Qatar Airways Holidays. Our selection of packages include flights, activities, and accommodation, from luxury hotels to boutique B&Bs. Discover the flavours of Thailand on a culinary package to Chiang Mai, or take in the beauty of northern Thailand with a package holiday that includes trips to the foothills of the Himalayas. Browse our selection of holidays to Chiang Mai with Qatar Airways Holidays for your exotic escape to one of the world’s favourites destinations.

 

Good to know

Time Zone

GMT+7 hours

Languages

Thai, English

Dialing Code

+66

Electricity

220V 50Hz

Currency

Thai baht

When to visit

The ideal time to visit Chiang Mai is between October and April. Weather during this period is mostly cool and pleasant with light breeze, which is also why it’s peak tourist season. 

Chiang Mai Experiences

  • Temples: Apart from its natural beauty, the heart of Chiang Mai is the Walled City. Here you’ll find around 30 temples in a wide variety of styles and decorated with exquisite carvings, gold filigree and pagodas. The most famous of these temples is Wat Phra that Doi Suthep, which stands on a mountainside and can be seen for miles. The 300+ steps leading up to the main temple can be a challenge, so take the cable-car up to the top for a more relaxed way of seeing this incredibly ornate temple, without running out of breath. Another must-see is Wat Phra Singh, which dates to the 13th century. A more tranquil atmosphere can be found at Wat Jed Yod, which is famous for its ancient trees, and the fact that it is an important location in the legend of Buddha’s path to enlightenment.
  • Local festivals: The city is renowned for its festivals all year round. The Flower Festival takes place during the first weekend in February, when the entire centre is filled with the fragrance of blossoms. A parade winds through the streets, and roses are handed out to the crowds. The celebrations carry on into the evening when the flower queen is finally crowned. Other festivals include celebrations of the ancient martial art of Muay Thai, handicrafts festivals, the Loi Krathong and Yi Peng Festivals.
  • Gardens: The city is renowned for its gardens. One of the best is the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Thailand’s oldest botanical garden. This stunning collection is dedicated to the conservation of the country’s native flowers and plants.