Chiang Mai, 761 kms. by rail, approximately 700 kms. by
road north of Bangkok, with an area of 20,107.1 sq.lms., is Thailand's
second largest city and capital of the northern region.
ChiangMai is administratively divided into 22 Amphurs districts)
Muang|Chiang Dao| Chom Thong | Doi Saket | Doi Tao| Fang | Hang Dong|
Hod|Mae Ai|.Mae Chaem|.Mae Rim| Mae Taeng|.Omko|Phrao|Samoeng|San
Kamphaeng|San Pa Tong| San Sai |Saraph| Wiang Haeng |Chai Prakan ....and..
Situated between north latitude 17-21
and east longitude 98-99, the province of Chiang Mai is found in the
upper area of Thailand's northern region. Chiang Mai valley is 310
meters (1,027 feet) above sea level. The widest point of the province
measures 136 kms. (85 miles), and the longest 320 kms. (200 miles).
To the north, a 277 kms. (141.82 miles) stretch of mountains divides
Chiang Mai's northern districts of Fang and Mae Ai from Myanmar's
(Burma's) Chiang Tung (Shan) State. In certain areas, the Kok River
also acts as a border between Chiang Mai and Myanmar. On the east,
Chiang Mai is bodered by the Chaing Rai, Lampang, and Lamphun provinces.
The Mae Tuen River, Ream Mountain, and Luang Mountain separate Chiang
Mai's South from the province of Tak. Some portions of Chiang Mai's
South also border the Lamphun province. Tothe west, Chiang Mai is
bordered by Mae Hong Son province.
Cool Season : (late October to end of Februry). average temperature
21 C and much cooler at night. The colest months are December and
Hot Season : (early March to end of May) Average temperature
29.9 C. The hottest month is April.
Rainy Season : (early June to end of October). Average temperature
25.5 C. The wettest month is September.