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Why Fly to Chiang Mai?
Chiang Mai is often overlooked in favour of Thailand’s sun-kissed southern islands, but this northern city has a unique laid-back charm and is home to countless cultural highlights.
Ornate temples and a backdrop of mountain scenery give Thailand’s second city an attractive visual appeal and the regional cuisine is some of the best in Thailand. You can use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap flights to Chiang Mai.
Flying to Chiang Mai from the UK
Flights to Chiang Mai depart from a number of UK airports. They tend to have one or more stops. From London Heathrow it is possible to get one-stop flights to Chiang Mai. From airports including Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham and London Gatwick it is possible to get two-stop flights to Chiang Mai. Many flights ultimately go via Bangkok and it can work out cheaper to buy a cheap flight to the Thai capital first. The shortest flight from London Heathrow takes approximately 13 hours.
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Which Airlines Fly to Chiang Mai?
A number of airlines offer competitively priced flights to Chiang Mai from the UK meaning cheap flight deals are nearly always possible to find. From London Heathrow Eva Air, Thai Airways, British Airways and Qantas Airways operate one-stop flights to Chiang Mai via Bangkok. KLM, Emirates, Jet Airways and Qatar are among airlines operating two-stop flights to Chiang Mai. The first of these stops depends on the carrier, but the second is invariably Bangkok. KLM's first stop is Amsterdam, while Emirates is Dubai and Jet Airways is Mumbai.
Mini Travel Guide to Chiang Mai
The walled part of the city is Chiang Mai's historical centre and is one of its most appealing parts. It is also relatively compact making it pleasant to explore on foot. It is dotted with ancient temples and its streets are lined with cafés, restaurants and bars. On a Sunday afternoon Rachadamnoen Road is packed with stalls selling all manner of handicrafts and food. It is also possible to get rejuvenating foot, shoulder and head massages at this weekly market which runs into the evening and attracts a large number of locals and tourists.
Dining in Chiang Mai is a treat. Street vendors sell cheap and delicious delicacies such as barbecued chicken, spicy papaya salad, sticky rice and noodle soup. Beyond the city’s delectable street food, dining options range from open air-cafés selling regional dishes to restaurants offering international cuisine. Chiang Mai is considered the country's cultural capital and the city is full of cookery and Thai massage schools for visitors who want to immerse themselves in essential elements of Thai life. Muay Thai (Thai boxing) is another important part of Thai culture and there are regular fights at the Kawila Boxing Stadium.