Chiang Mai is the laid-back gateway to northern Thailand. The city offers visitors exquisite food, stunning scenery and backstreets to explore. Book your flights to Chiang Mai with Cathay Dragon and enjoy a comfortable journey with excellent service, spacious seats, and inflight entertainment.
Chiang Mai highlights
Located in the forested foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai was the seat of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Most of the city’s medieval sites were built using teak from the surrounding rainforest. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most historically significant sites in Thailand, which dates back almost 700 years and offers city panoramas. Discover the gentle creatures of the Thai rainforest at the Elephant Nature Park, where these animals live safely. To pick up a memorable souvenir head to Bo Sang Village, where the locals create and sell stunning umbrellas and parasols.
Getting around Chiang Mai
Visitors to Chiang Mai can take the local buses, particularly lines B1 and B2, which operate between the main east and west bus stations. Travel like the locals – try a ‘songthaew’, a converted pick-up truck that transports passengers along designated routes. Arrive in style when you choose Cathay Dragon for your Chiang Mai flights.