Chiang Rai is approximately 400 m above sea level. Therefore this area is cooler than the surrounding regions. Just as Chiang Mai, there are three different seasons. The cool season takes from October to February. Day temperatures are around 21°C, but night temperatures can drop till 8°C. The swimming pools at the hotels will be cold. The hottest season is from March till March temperatures rise from 27°C till 36°C. The rainy season runs from June till September. Most rain falls in July and August, but normally it rains only very hard for one or two hours. September is a good time to visit the city, which has fresh air and good views. Average temperature is around 25°C.
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