Thai AirAsia fly direct from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai but not every day of the week. The journey by air takes 1 hour 15 minutes compared to a journey of around 13 hours if you travel by bus.
Flight schedule from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai
- Click on the Hua Hin – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Hua Hin - Chiang Mai ฿ 2,641 1h 15m|
Hua Hin Airport
Flights from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai depart from Hua Hin Airport which is 7.4 km by road to the north of Hua Hin Railway Station.
Chiang Mai Airport
Flights from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200.
About Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a very popular destination for both foreign and domestic tourists. Chiang Mai’s tourist infrastructure is very developed to cope with the large numbers of visitors, and one of the pleasures of staying in Chiang Mai is the wide variety of hotels and restaurants available.
Staying in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a large city and there are several different areas where you can stay. The most popular area of Chiang Mai is its old walled town area, often referred to as Chiang Mai Old Town. This part of the city covers 2.5 square kilometres and was the main part of the city established in 1296. Chiang Mai Old Town is most famous for its many temples. The Old Town area is also where you will find a lot of the city’s budget accommodation and cheaper restaurants.
To the east of the Old Town is an area known as Chiang Mai Riverside, which is clustered around the lively Chanklan Road. This part of the city is where Chiang Mai’s most famlous night markets are located. A lot of the city’s larger hotels are also located in this area. Further east, on the banks of the river itself, are more resorts and some excellent riverside restaurants. Chiang Mai Riverside tends to be most popular with families and older visitors.
Three Top Temples in Chiang Mai
The three most visited temples in Chiang Mai are Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang:
- Wat Doi Suthep is located on a hill overlooking Chiang Mai City 17 km by road from the city centre. The inner part of the temple is very impressive, as are the views from the temple. High recommended.
- Wat Phra Singh is a 14th Century temple located in Chiang Mai Old Town itself. The highlights of Wat Phra Singh are it golden chedi towers, and two very old wooden temple buildings.
- Also located in Chiang Mai Old Town, Wat Chedi Luang is named after the 80 metre tall stupa built on the site during the first 75 years of the 15th Century. The tower partially collapse during an earthquake in 1545, however, the base of the stupa remains intact and its impressive to see. The main prayer hall at Wat Chedi Luang is also very impressive and worth visiting.