Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous Northern Thailand that dates back to the 1200s. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious centre. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.
Elevation: 310 m
Area: 40.22 km²
Local time: GMT +7
Province: Chiang Mai Province
The climate of Chiang Mai and northern Thailand is influenced by the monsoons, which creates three distinct seasons.
Cool Season: (from late October until middle of February). The northeast monsoon brings cool dry air from China. Average temperatures are around 21°C and cooler at night. The coldest months are December and January.
Hot Season: (middle of February to end of May). This is the transition period between the monsoons. Average temperature is around 29.9°C. The hottest month is April.
Rainy Season: (from early June to end of October). The southwest monsoon brings warm moist air from the Indian Ocean. Average temperature is around 25.5°C. The wettest month is usually September.
Doi Saket is located in the region of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Doi Saket is a district in the eastern part of Chiang Mai having its borders with the provinces of Chiang Rai and Lampang. The district is predominantly a rural farming area, containing a mixture of rice fields on the valley floor to orchard and other farming on the hillsides. The city boasts a large and vibrant produce market.
The village of Doi Saket is a typical Thai village with the character of a district town that is overlooked by the beautiful temple and is famous with tourists for its beautiful, modern-style wall murals inside Wat Doi Saket.