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Cheap flights to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), Thailand

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) is the major airport that serves the Northern Thailand region. It is the fourth busiest airport in Thailand, handling both domestic and international flights. The airport is the main hub for Bangkok Airways and Thai AirAsia.

Chiang Mai International Airport has one terminal and is equipped with facilities such as lounges, restaurants, duty-free shops, a clinic, tour services, taxi and car rental booths, a post office, and currency exchange offices.

The city centre of Chiang Mai is four kilometres away from Chiang Mai International Airport. The easiest way to reach the downtown area is by hopping on a taxi. The trip takes 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions, and the standard fare is THB160 (RM21). The airport area is connected to Chiang Mai-Hod Road and Super-Highway. Alternatively, you can arrange for an airport transfer with Skyscanner for a convenient airport-to-door service.

Airlines that fly to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)

Apart from low-cost carrier AirAsia, other airlines that have flights to Chiang Mai are Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, and Thai Smile.

Travelling to Chiang Mai

Best time to visit Chiang Mai

November to February is the best period to visit Chiang Mai. The city’s climate is cooler than average, perfect for enjoying outdoor activities. For more spectacles, brave the hot weather and visit Chiang Mai in March and April during the peak travel season.

The low season, on the other hand, runs from April to October. During this time, the climate is cold and wet, but the rains are often short. It is a great time to get cheap flights to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a perfect destination for those who love culture and history. You must not skip Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a beautiful Theravada Buddhist temple which is tucked on a hill, the Lanna Folklife Museum, the Three Kings Monument, and the Old Town which boasts a collection of ancient temples.

Outside the city, you can visit Chiang Dao Cave, learn the story behind the Karen tribe, and buy colourful umbrellas and handicrafts at Bor Sang Village. Chiang Mai is also dotted with sanctuaries for elephants, one of which is called Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai. This sanctuary, also a retirement home for elephants, combines tourism and conservation.

Food is one of the best things about visiting Chiang Mai. The city has numerous cheap stalls and eateries serving up khao soi (thick noodle soup with spicy broth), khanom krok (rice pancakes with coconut), sai oua (grilled sausage with herbs), tam khanun (jackfruit salad) and more.

Chiang Mai travel budget

Chiang Mai uses the Thai Baht (THB) as its currency. As of 23 April 2019, THB10 = RM1.30.

The average price for a budget meal in Chiang Mai is around THB50 (RM6.50), while a complete meal at mid-range restaurant costs around THB250 (RM45). Chiang Mai offers a wide range of accommodation types, from cheap to five-star, and the average rate for a cheap hotel in Chiang Mai is RM200.

Chiang Mai, Thailand visa information for Malaysians

Malaysian citizens do not need a tourist visa to visit Chiang Mai as a traveller. The stay limit is 30 days.

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Information is accurate as of 23 April 2019.

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