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Getting to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is 700km north-west of Bangkok. Chiang Mai and is the second largest city in Thailand. Temples, mountains, rivers, culture and adventure activities has made Chiang Mai a major tourist destination. The city is famous for her friendly people, beautiful women, refined handicrafts, cool climate and stunning mountain scenery.

More than three-hundred temples, among them some of the most beautiful and revered in the entire Buddhist world, give the city an atmosphere of calmness and timeless elegance. Chiang Mai has a distinct international atmosphere with many foreign businesses and organizations (NGOs) locating in the city over the past decade due to her excellent infrastructure with international direct flight connections to all countries in the region including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia and Taiwan. Shopping is great, be it for handicrafts, clothes or luxury items. Everything can be found at great prices in stores ranging from small family-run shops to world-class luxury outlets and shopping malls.

Getting to Chiang Mai from Bangkok is easy and not very expensive. Our driver will meet you at the airport, train station or at the Bus station and take you to your preferred hotel (or direct to the rivers if you want to start the fishing immediately).

The following choices are available to get to Chiang Mai:

By Car:
Approximately 8 hours Drive by car from Bangkok.

Route No. 1: Drive on Highway No.1 (Phahonyothin), turn left to Highway No.32 (Asian Highway) passing Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, and Nakhon Sawan, then take Highway No. 117 to Phitsanulok and Highway No. 11 to Lampang, Lamphun and Chiang Mai. The total distance is approximately 695 kilometres.

Route No. 2: From Nakhon Sawan, take Highway No. 1 passing Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Lampang, and Chiang Mai. Total distance is approximately 696 kilometres.

By Bus:
Air-con VIP Buses for Chiang Mai leave Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal
(Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) Destination Fare ia 925 (THB) Class: A/C VIP
Duration: 9 hrs Departure time(s):09.00,20.00,21.00

Chiang Mai Flight Schedule

Going To Chiang Mai By Train

Getting Around in Chiang Mai City

Short-distance travel
1. For relative short distance, you can take a Sam-Lor or Tuk-Tuk (a local style tricycle). Fares must be bargained in advance. Short rides within the city costs approximately between THB 20 and 30. Longer rides may cost as much as THB 50 (= 1,5 US$).
2. Just new in town is the taxi-meter, the same as those running around Bangkok. The minimum fare is approximately THB 35.
3. Song-Taew (red mini-bus) is the most common means of transportation in town. Passengers can hop in and out as they wish. Simply tell the driver the destination and negotiate the price before boarding. Fares range from THB
10-20 depending on the distance.
4. Bicycles
Some travelers prefer to ride a bicycle around the city as most of the roads and alleys are accessible by bicycle. Bicycles can be rented from bicycle rental shops and certain guesthouses.

5. Car Rentals
All major car rental companies such as AVIS, Budget, and Hertz, as well as Thai car rental companies are ready to provide suggestions on travel itineraries. The easiest way to locate a car rental company is to look for it at Chiang Mai Airport or the hotel since most of the companies are located in these places.

Chiang Mai online hotel booking sites:

5 star hotels in Chiang Mai

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai
The Chedi Chiangmai
DusitD2 Chiang Mai
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Khum Phaya Spa Resort
Le Meridien Chiang Mai
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort
RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai
Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai
Sirilanna Chiangmai
Tea Vana Chiang Mai
Veranda Chiang Mai The High Resort
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort Chiang Mai


4 star hotels in Chiang Mai

Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
Mercure Chiang Mai
Amari Rincome Hotel
Bodhi Serene Chiang Mai
Amora Tapae Hotel
Baan Saen Doi Resort & Spa
Bann Tazala Boutique Hotel
Banthai Village


Mahseer Fly Fishing

Here on the protected mountain rivers all the elements converge for battles with the hard-fighting Mahseer of Thailand.


Why fly fishing in Thailand?

Wonderfully remote, yet accessible, fly fishing In Thailand offers a premier sport fishing experience found nowhere else in the world. The size and numbers of these fish is truly unique.

Latest Fishing Reports

Opening of a new fly fishing season: The aftermath of the rainy season has some rivers still running dirty. However, head-water streams are clearing and fishing is now starting for the year.

Greenfield Fishing Resorts

Fly fishing for Arapaima, huge Pacu, Peacock Bass and Giant Snakehead at Greenfield Fishing Resorts, Hua Hin new fly fishing lake.