Chiang Mai, Thailand



Many guesthouses, hotels, hostels, cafes, shopping malls and even some swimming pools in Chiang Mai offer WiFi internet access. These are usually free or available for a small charge. If you are traveling with your laptop, tablet or smartphone you should be able to connect to the internet within a 500 metre radius of your Chiang Mai city-based accommodation at little or no cost.

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Internet cafes abound and can be found nearly everywhere in Chiang Mai. Prices vary from 10 baht per hour (in "gaming" places filled with local kids) to 60 baht per half-hour and up. Most places charge per 15 or 30-minute block, others by the minute. The cheapest and most comfortable places with fast connections, webcam, microphone and Skype can be found along Huay Kaew Road near the main entrance to Chiang Mai University, where the cost is 10-15 baht per hour.

Crank Tavern at 3/2 Ratchapakinai Road (near Chiang Mai Gate) offers free internet if you by a drink. They have fast ADSL equipped with Skype and you will be in comfortable surroundings.the place is also good for bike hire and tours. Buddy Internet at 12 Huay Kaew Road (northwest corner of the moat, opposite the Central Department Store) also offers internet access. As everywhere in Thailand, GPRS/EDGE is a cheap and convenient option to access the internet if you have a local SIM card

Chiang Mai skyline by Seashell

Post Office

  • Main Post Office - Charoen Muang Road
  • Phra Sing Post Office - Singharat Road
  • Airport Post Office - Airport Road
  • Changphuak Post Office - Changphuak Road
  • Changklan Post Office - Changklan Road
  • Maeping Post Office - 24 Praisanee Road

Telephone Service

  • Directory enquiry service - 183/1133
  • Operator assisted service - 100
  • Overseas dial-out code - 001

Emergency Contacts

  • Police (emergencies) - 191
  • Police (tourist) - 1155, 053-278559
  • Fire - 053-241777
  • Rescue Team - 053-218888

Street in Chiang Mai by Caspar

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Chiang Mai
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