Hot air over Chiang Mai
November 20, 2012
Chiang Mai International Balloon Festival, 23 to 25 November, should attract more visitors this year as it precedes the nationwide Loi Krathong festival by just a few days.
Lanterns pose safety threat
November 8, 2012
Chiang Mai governor, Thanin Supasan, warned that the province will suffer a cold snap during the coming dry season and the renewed threat of haze is already top of his office agenda.
PG discounts Chiang Mai fare
October 19, 2012
Bangkok Airways offers a discounted roundtrip fare on its Bangkok – Chiang Mai route at Bt3,390 all inclusive.
Dancing with sea creatures
October 18, 2012
Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium this week launched an underwater dance show performed by two Belarussian champions.
In at the Deep End
October 4, 2012
It is usually a rare occurrence when swimmers and divers encounter giant freshwater fish, but not in Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium.
Chiang Mai summit to prepare for 'Year of MICE'
September 24, 2012
To prepare the "Year of MICE 2013" campaign in Chiang Mai, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) along with tourism and business associations as well as government agencies in the province will brainstorm at an MICE summit in November.
Persimmons Galore: Chiang Mai's tourist appeal in rainy season
September 3, 2012
At Khun Klang Village on Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain in Chiang Mai province, lays an orchard full of yellow and orange persimmons, a spectacle of colour ready for the harvest.
Chiang Mai takes a stab at slow tourism
August 27, 2012
Marketing green tourism and golfing are top the list of priorities for the Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai Office.
Tulips in the wild
August 23, 2012
The wild Siam tulip show off its colours during the Siam Tulip Festival, which is being held throughout this month at Chiang Mai's Royal Park Rajapruek.
Chiang Mai launches tourism promotion campaign
August 23, 2012
The Tourism and Sports Ministry has launched the 'Miracle Thailand: Believe in Chiang Mai' project to promote tourism and meeting and incentive businesses in the province.
Doi Inthanon awarded best hiking park
August 8, 2012
Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai Province has recently received best hiking award from the Department of Tourism, under the Tourism and Sports Ministry.
CHIANG MAI: The art of 'pure relaxation'
July 25, 2012
Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodation and a relaxing treatment at the Devarana Spa at dusitD2 in Chiang Mai.
Chiangmai zoo introduces red-shanked douc
July 18, 2012
Chiangmai zoo is preparing to introduce 3 red-shanked doucs which are rare and nearly extinct. Red-shanked douc is a species of Old World monkey, one among the most colorful of all primates, with 5 colors on its body, grey on its head, blackish red on the forehead, white on the beard, yellow on the cheeks, and red on its shins. They live in tropical rain forests and highland forests.
Chiang Mai Night Safari welcomes new bat-eared foxes
July 18, 2012
The Chiang Mai Night Safari has introduced three new bat-eared foxes, who were born on July 1st.
Chiang Mai-Phuket Flight
July 6, 2012
Bangkok remains the country's biggest, busiest and most important transportation hub. Most flights, both domestic and international, offer services to and from the capital.
Falling for Doi Inthanon's hidden wonder
July 3, 2012
Visitors to Thailand's highest peak in Chiang Mai often miss out on a truly spectacular waterfall because it is a bit out of the way
Mid-year delights from Shangri-La
June 28, 2012
Discover special offers from the Shangri-La Chiang Mai at the "Amazing Shangri-La Mid-Year Promotions" event being held on the ground floor of Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport from tomorrow until Monday.
Off the beaten track
June 21, 2012
Connected to the southeast of Chiang Mai, Lamphun is geographically larger than many other provinces. Yet to many it seems like a tiny spot in the Kingdom, and is virtually invisible on the tourist trail. It's a pity travellers do not know what they are missing.
Chiang Mai Night Safari welcomes new lion cubs
June 11, 2012
Dr. Sarawut Srisakun, Managing Director of the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration Area 2 (Chiang Mai Night Safari) revealed that the nocturnal zoo has recently welcomed two new members.
TAT to hold Miracle of Thai Food Festival 2012 in Chiang Mai
June 11, 2012
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will hold the Miracle of Thai Food Festival 2012 from June 15 to 17 in Chiang Mai province.
Thai northern provinces launch initiative to reinvigorate tourism in the region
June 5, 2012
The tourism trade in Chiang Mai hasn't been too brisk over the past five years. And that's not only due to Thailand's political instability but also down to economic and other problems in other countries that have dampened the mood to travel.
Blue Train- JR West
May 25, 2012
Special Express Train No. 13: Bangkok - Chiang Mai FVisit: www.railway.co.th/home/Default.asp?lenguage=Eng FCall: 1690
Baby koala introduced at Chiang Mai Zoo
May 24, 2012
The Chiang Mai Zoo has introduced a new baby koala, who has just come out of her mother’s pouch.
The Chiang Mai Zoo has announced that the female 7-month old baby koala appeared outside of her mother’s pouch for the first time earlier this week. The breeding came naturally between a four-year-old Chiang Muan and a male koala named Fula. The baby was born in November.
New tiger cubs born in Chiang Mai Night Safari
May 22, 2012
The Chiang Mai Night Safari has successfully bred three Bengal tigers and two panthers in one week.
CHIANG MAI: Timeless Lanna
May 16, 2012
Stay three nights for the price of two at the all-suite 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai salute the City Pillar
May 9, 2012
Chiang Mai will hold the City Pillar Inthakin Festival at Wat Chedi Luang from May 17 to 24.
Contemporary: The Chedi Chiang Mai
April 26, 2012
Set on the banks of the meandering Mae Ping river, The Chedi Chiang Mai is secluded behind high bamboo-clad walls, creating a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of Chiang Mai, just a hop from the bustling Night Bazaar.
Chiang Mai to Host UNWTO Green Tourism Meeting in May 2012
April 2, 2012
The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has chosen Chiang Mai as the host of a Regional Conference on Green Tourism on 3 May 2012, which is being billed as a “warm-up” event in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June.
Chiang Mai fam trip attracts MICE
March 16, 2012
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau believes a familiarisation trip in Chiang Mai held last week could boost Thailand’s domestic MICE market this year.
Tourism Authority of Thailand with Earth Wind and Fire invited to The Press Conference of “Chiang Mai Fest 2012”
March 15, 2012
Tourism Authority of ThailandTogether withEarth Wind and Fire Company LimitedCordially invited media toThe Press Conference of “Chiang Mai Fest 2012”The first and only art and music festival featuring both local and international talentsperforming live, amidst the Lanna culture, music, arts, and international culture.
Celebrate the Songkran Festival in style at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai
March 13, 2012
Chiang Mai has always been one of the best place to celebrate the Songkran Festival (Water Festival) in Thailand. Songkran has traditionally been celebrated as the New Year for many centuriesl. It is now observed nationwide, even in the far south.
However, the most famous Songkran celebrations are still in the northern city of Chiang Mai, where it continues for six days and even longer.
D-sweet package at dusitD2 chiang mai
March 8, 2012
Discover a memorable moment with your loved one and indulge yourself in a romantic tune! dusitD2 chiang mai brings together spacious rooms plus extra benefits to suit your most fascinating time.
Centara offers package to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya Resort
March 2, 2012
Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering a Songkran Package for two persons to enjoy the full fun of Songkran in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, a Centara Boutique Collection hotel.
Creative in Chiang Mai
December 9, 2011
Chiang Mai's hip shopping street Nimmanhaemin Road celebrates the
twelfth anniversary of its Art & Design Promenade from today until
Monday with an arts and design fair dubbed "Make and Move". More than 70
small shops will be plying stylish woodworking, cool t-shirts,
paintings and home decoration products on Nimmanheamin Soi 1.
Up, up and away
December 8, 2011
When the hot-air balloon slowly began to rise, Yut Wanichanond looked
slightly serious as he adjusted the rope and regularly turned on the
burner above our heads to keep the balloon going upwards.
Chiang Mai-raised Hidden Cities host uncovers Thailand's historic structures
November 25, 2011
In Mae Hia, Muang Chiang Mai, a time-worn stupa emerges from the ground
to pinpoint an ancient temple waiting to be excavated. The seemingly
isolated Chedi Khood Temple however is not in the middle of nowhere and
soon it is bound to be surrounded by real estate due to urbanisation.
Chiang Mai to lure Chinese
November 24, 2011
Chiang Mai is making a renewed effort to bolster
its tourism industry by targeting more tourists from emerging markets
such as China and India.
The northern province offers a wide variety of tourism products for
both the leisure and the meetings and incentive markets, most recently
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, which runs from Nov 9 to Feb 15.
Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011
November 24, 2011
The theme of the Thailand international Balloon Festival 2011 will be
the Glow Night. Visitors will be amazed by the decorating light at the
venue. The visitors are encouraged to wear or carry the illuminated
accessories e.g. to be part of the event. Everyone will enjoy the first
time Street Mardi Gras. There will be music, food, soft drink, ice
cream, hot dog, game, Lighting show, Night Glow, Mass launching of hot
air balloon, free tethered balloon ride for visitors, etc. It is a
photogenic event of the year. Can’t miss!
TAT alters domestic regional focus after flooding
November 23, 2011
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will
focus on inter-regional tourism in the North, South and Northeast as the
central region recovers from the floods.
Residents in the central provinces, an important market for domestic
tourism, are likely not in the mood to travel as they repair their
The many faces of Chiang Mai's Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
November 23, 2011
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
is one of Chiang Mai's most famous tourist attractions. Not only is it
an impressive temple, but it's also perched high on the side of a
mountain -- Doi Suthep -- so it offers great views of the city of Chiang
Chiang Mai Steps Up efforts to keep Visitors Flowing
November 22, 2011
Known as the ‘Rose of the North’ for its charm and beauty, Thailand’s
northern city of Chiang Mai is stepping up efforts to ensure its normal
flow of visitors in spite of the tragic flooding affecting some parts of
Bangkok, the national capital and main gateway.
The Royal Expo Package in Chiang Mai
November 18, 2011
Chiang Mai is proud of its reputation as the rose
of the North, and it is only fitting that the kingdom's second largest
city is a proud host of South East Asia's horticultural exposition —
Royal Park Ratchaphruek 2011.
Chiang Mai Festivals & Events
November 17, 2011
throughout Thailand for its hectic Songkran or Thai New Year festival in April
which lasts for several days, Chiang Mai also has a number of other colourful
events and festivals held throughout the year. Many include handicraft exhibitions
and sales of local produce, in addition to the religious festivals and local customs.
See below for details.
Chiang Mai plots renaissance to lure visitors back
November 15, 2011
Chiang Mai's tourism business is likely to boom
again in 2013 after new projects fully materialise, says the Chiang Mai
Tourism Business Association (CMTBA).
Hotel oversupply has hurt tourism operators in the northern province
since late 2007, when the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek ended. There are
currently 40,100 units in hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in
Chiang Mai, with new supply expected to increase each year.
Celebrating the goddess of the river
November 10, 2011
The central part of the country may be flooded but other regions are still floating their krathong.
The traditional festival of Loy Krathong arrives tomorrow and the
flickering candles of hope will offer Thais some consolation for the
arduous flooding the country has suffered this year.
International Horticultural Exposition postponed
November 9, 2011
The International Horticultural Exposition: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek
2011, which was due to open on Wednesday, has been postponed until next
month due to the flood crisis hitting the Central region and some parts
The three-month event is now scheduled to run from December 14 to March
14, 2012. However, those who have already fixed plans to travel to
Chiang Mai for the flora extravaganza during November can visit the site
although some of the attractions and activities such as light and sound
shows have not yet been organised, according to Chiang Mai Governor ML
Chiang Mai Couples Tee Off Cup
November 9, 2011
Thailand Tee-Off Service invites you to join their yearly competition in
Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai October 23 -30, 2011. You will stay at
Centara Duangtawan or Shangri-la and play 5 unique golf courses.
Chiang Mai-bound trains full
November 7, 2011
Weerayut Sawangdee, deputy chief of Chiang Mai Railway Station said
that Chiang Maibound trains were crowded with passengers unlike the
return trips, which saw fewer passengers.
"We have enjoyed more passengers from Bangkok. They are now travelling
to other provinces as most parts of the capital are under water," he
Chiang Mai grows in stature among mountain bikers
October 20, 2011
With numerous spectacular mountain trails, relatively convenient transportation, so many bike shops and tour operators, not to mention the abundance of accommodation and dining options, Chiang Mai has huge potential to become a world-class biking destination.
International Hot Air Balloon Festival upcoming
October 17, 2011
The ‘5th Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011’ which will showcase hot air balloons will take place in Chiang Mai from 25 -27 November it was recently announced at a press conference in Bangkok.
A stunning display of colorful balloons will fly above Chiang Mai, there will also be night time balloons glowing in the sky, and night light and sound shows with the theme of “Glow Night and Festival of Light”. The event is expected to draw 100,000 visitors over three days.
More than just flower power
October 17, 2011
The International Horticultural Exposition returns to Chiang Mai next month and it promises to be an amazing showcase of gardens from around the world
We all know Chiang Mai is the best winter destination, where we chill out in the mild breeze, admire the blue sky and inhale the fragrance of beautiful blooms. This year, it will be even more tempting, as the "Rose of Lanna" is putting on the International Horticultural Exposition: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 from November 9 to February 15.
Chiang Mai cleans up after flood, gears up for tourist season.
October 7, 2011
CHIANG MAI, 7 October 2011 (NNT) – The northern province of Chiang Mai is now under renovation after the flood has subsided while preparations are being made ahead of the upcoming tourist season and special events late this year.
Chiang Mai has almost returned to normal after floodwaters recede.
October 2, 2011
CHIANG MAI, Oct 1 - The northern province of Chiang Mai has almost returned to normal after floodwater receded and all remaining areas hit by the inundation should dry out this evening, according to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Preecha Rengsomboonsuk.