This theme reflects the Thai’s government awareness of ASEAN as a community of opportunity and people-centeredness for a better livelihood under the mechanism of sustainable development. By connecting in all aspects, we create the economic and social opportunities for our people, and would lead to reduction of development gap between all member countries.

In addition, the border cities that are being administered to prevent and reduce negative impacts are the consequences of boundless economic connectivity and prosperity.


By Bus

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai, ordinary and air-conditioned buses leave daily from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit). Buses normally leave to Chiang Mai between 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. and take around 10-12 hours to get there. For further information,

please call 02 936 3600, 02 936 2852, and 02 937 8055.


By Train

There are two trains operatingd to Chiang Mai by the State Railway of Thailand, which include express and rapid trains. The trains leave from Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station to Chiang Mai Railway Station six times a day from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. and takes about 11-12 hours. For further information,

please contact Tel. 1690, or 02 223 7010, 02 223 7020.


By Air

There are several domestic flights that operate between Bangkok and Chiang Mai including Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, and Nok Air. From international destinations, visitors can fly directly to Chiang Mai from Kuala Lumpur, Luang Prabang, Singapore, Vientiane, and Yangon.