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Thai Airways Flights to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Popular Offers for Tickets to Chiang Mai*

BKK-CNX

Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

23/11/2021-

25/11/2021

THB2,380

​Round trip | Economy

SYD-CNX

Sydney (SYD) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

05/12/2021-

19/12/2021

AUD1,222

​Round trip | Economy

LHR-CNX

London (LHR) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

01/01/2022-

16/01/2022

GBP562

​Round trip | Economy

KIX-CNX

Osaka (KIX) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

15/11/2021-

10/12/2021

JPY54,660

​Round trip | Economy

ICN-CNX

Seoul (ICN) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

09/11/2021-

23/11/2021

KRW506,100

​Round trip | Economy

FRA-CNX

Frankfurt (FRA) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

08/11/2021-

16/03/2022

EUR712

​Round trip | Economy

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Compare Airfare Deals to Chiang Mai*

  1. Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    BKK-CNX

    07/02/2022

    CNX-BKK

    10/02/2022

    THB2,380
  2. Zurich (ZRH) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    ZRH-CNX

    10/03/2022

    CNX-ZRH

    01/05/2022

    CHF620
  3. Seoul (ICN) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    ICN-CNX

    03/02/2022

    CNX-ICN

    18/02/2022

    KRW654,800
  4. Sydney (SYD) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    SYD-CNX

    12/02/2022

    CNX-SYD

    12/03/2022

    AUD869
  5. Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    HKT-CNX

    27/01/2022

    CNX-HKT

    03/02/2022

    THB3,600
  6. Frankfurt (FRA) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    FRA-CNX

    25/02/2022

    CNX-FRA

    22/04/2022

    EUR652
  7. Paris (CDG) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    CDG-CNX

    28/02/2022

    CNX-CDG

    28/03/2022

    EUR534
  8. Singapore (SIN) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    SIN-CNX

    02/02/2022

    CNX-SIN

    06/02/2022

    SGD404
  9. Brussels (BRU) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    BRU-CNX

    03/02/2022

    CNX-BRU

    04/03/2022

    EUR512
  10. Osaka (KIX) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    KIX-CNX

    15/02/2022

    CNX-KIX

    29/03/2022

    JPY54,560

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Thai Airways Flights to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Traveling to Chiang Mai

Overview

Set in foothills, surrounded by lush countryside and with a pleasantly cool climate, Chiang Mai has a laid-back, country town feel that encourages visitors to linger. A moat and four medieval city walls surround the old town, which was the original capital of the northern Lanna Kingdom in the late 13th century. Here, ancient temples and traditional wooden houses stand alongside museums, galleries, hotels and restaurants.

Getting Around

The old town can easily be explored on foot, or make like a local and flag down a songthaew, one of the ubiquitous red minibuses that operate like shared taxis. Tuk tuks are more expensive, but are direct and faster in traffic; otherwise, hire a bicycle or motorbike for total freedom.

See & Do

Set on a mountain overlooking the city, the sacred 14th-century Wat Phra Thai Doi offers unsurpassed city views. Climb the 306-step staircase flanked by ornate carved serpents (or take the funicular-style lift) to reach a terrace with Buddha statues, rock gardens and shrines. The temple was built to house a relic said to be from Buddha himself, now encased in a dazzling gold chedi (stupa). The temple is still a working monastery; don’t miss the monks chanting at sunset.

On Sunday afternoons, Ratchadamnoen Road in the old town is closed to traffic for the Walking Street Market. The beautiful handcrafted items for sale include shoes, jewellery and clothing, and the market is particularly magical after dark, with twinkling coloured lights and street entertainers performing for the crowds.

The Elephant Nature Park is a centre for the rehabilitation of injured and mistreated elephants (as well as cats and dogs) and is an ethical way to spend time with these majestic animals. Its located 60km (37 miles) outside the city, but there are plenty of day tours available. Visitors can help feed and bathe the elephants and learn more about conservation. After a visit here, you’ll never ride an elephant again.

Hidden Gems

You’ll have to get up early, but the morning market at Chiang Mai gate is a great place to watch the city slowly waking up – and is a sight few tourists catch. Open from 4am, the market sells fruit, vegetables and spices; watch the locals haggling as well as the monks collecting alms.

Huay Tung Tao Lake is a popular haunt. Set 10km (6 miles) from the city, this reservoir is surrounded by mountains and filled with locals relaxing on weekends. Huts lining the water offer simple but delicious food, and you can hire a pedal boat for a meander around the lake.

Food & Drink

Authentic Northern Thai cuisine is distinct from the rest of the country and has Burmese and Chinese influences. The most famous export is probably khao soi, crispy fried noodles in a fragrant curry broth. Other specialties include laab (a pungent minced meat salad) and sai ua (spiced lemongrass sausage), usually served with sticky rice. Chiang Mai is awash with outstanding street food vendors, but you’ll find plenty of modern cafes and restaurants serving Western food, too.