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About Chiang Mai

|About Chiang Mai
About Chiang Mai 2018-04-11T10:15:43+00:00
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is located about 696 kilometres north of Bangkok with a population of about one million. It is known as an important city that leads the economy and culture of Thailand’s northern region. Chiang Mai is a city where many buildings stand in lines, but shows beautiful scenes that harmonize with nature. On the sides of the streets of central Chiang Mai, you can find various types of trees, symbolizing the city grow thick and rich green. Furthermore, The Ping River also flows through the central part of the city.
Time Zone  UTC/GMT +7 hours
Currency Baht (THB). There are five denominations of bills: 1,000 Baht, 500 Baht, 100 Baht, 50 Baht and 20 Baht. There are six types of coins: 10 Baht, 5 Baht, 2 Baht, 1 Baht, 50 Satang (0.50 Baht), 25 Satang (0.25 Baht).
Exchange Rate For up-to-date rates, visit www.xe.com. However, the exchange rate varies depending on the banks. Retailers in Thailand generally do not accept currencies other than Thai Baht. Foreign currency can be exchanged into Baht at the foreign exchange sections of banks and other authorized money exchangers. You can withdraw cash using your international credit, debit, prepaid and cash cards nationwide at ATMs.
Official Languages The Official language is Thai. Other language mainly spoken is “Kam-mueng” or the Northern Thai Language.
Electricity The voltage is AC220V, with a frequency of 50 hertz. Nearly all hotels offer voltage converters for their guests. The power plug in Thailand is the flat, two-pin “A Type” plug.
Religion Majority Buddhism, Minority Islam and Christianity
Climate In November, the average temperature in Chiang Mai City is 21°C (69.8°F). As winter starts in November, this is the best month for a visit to Chiang Mai – flowers are in bloom, it is dry and cool, and in the mountains, mists and fogs are already wonderful scenery.
Telephone Country Code +66
Ambulance, Fire and Police Dial 1669 in case of sudden illness or injury when you need immediate treatment. Dial 199 in case of fire. Dial 191 in case of traffic accident or crime.