Car Hire Chiang Mai Airport

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Chiang Mai International Airport is located in Chiang Mai and is the third busiest airport in Thailand. The airport has one terminal for domestic flights and another for international destinations. The airport has roughly 2 million passengers each year flying with 9 airlines. Destinations include Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore. The airport was made a secondary hub for AirAsia in 2011.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Chiang Mai, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Chiang Mai car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Chiang Mai Airport

The airport has limited restaurants and cafes. There are currency exchange booths and ATMs throughout the airport. There are shops in both the domestic and international terminals.

Tourist Info

Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand, the capital of Chiang Mai Province and attracts more than 5 million visitors a year, around 2 million of whom are foreign tourists. Chiang Mai was an ancient trading route on the Ping with a population that exceeds one million it is divided into four districts (khwaeng): Nakhon Ping, Srivijaya which is the location for most of the city centre, Mengrai, and Kawila.

The city was founded in 1296 and was built with a large surrounding wall and a moat which acted as a defence against the threat of attacks from neighbouring Burma. Over the years Chiang Mai has become increasingly more important through its trade levels and is now often considered to be the unofficial capital of northern Thailand after Bangkok.

Chiang Mai has more than 300 Buddhist temples and the most famous is the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep dating from 1383. The oldest temple in Chiang Mai is Wat Chiang Man, which is the location of two venerated Buddha figures, the marble Phra Sila and the crystal Phra Satang Man. The area is also full of other historic monuments such as the 14th century temple Wat Suan Dok. Built by the king for a respected monk visiting from a retreat, the temple is unusual because it is open at the sides instead of enclosed and is also the site of Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya, this is a Buddhist University for monks to study at.

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