Local Information


CMU : Chiang Mai University is the first institution of higher education in Northern Thailand, established in 1964 under a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Here is the emblem of Chiang Mai University


Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University

Our Faculty of Medicine is established in 1959, to response the need for more physicians to serve rural areas, particularly in the north of Thailand. Since then the Faculty has grown continuously. It has fully achieved its original mandate and is now the largest medical school in northern Thailand and operates the largest and most comprehensive hospital in this region.

Vision

"Chiang Mai University is a Leading University with Academic Excellence in International Standards, focusing to become a research-oriented institution of higher education and producing graduates with high moral and ethical standards, equipped to practice good governance under the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Sustainable Development." Here is the emblem of our faculty:


Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is known as the biggest and most culturally significant province in the northern region of Thailand. For more than 700 years since its founding by King Meng Rai the Great, the city has developed its own distinctive culture and traditions. Nowadays, Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side. Furthermore, there are various tourist attractions waiting for your visits.


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Languages

Standard Thai is used as the official language, but the northern dialect is more widely spoken among the local people. English is well understood in business circles and tourist areas.


Products

Chiang Mai is famous for silk, silverware, woodcarvings, ceramics, tobacco and fruits.

Internet Access

Internet cafes are ubiquitous, and hotel where you will stay also provides free Wi-Fi.

Electricity

For the electricity, we use 220v, 50 cycles/second (Hz). Here is the outlet used in Thailand:


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You need to bring your own adapter if your electrical devices are not compatible.


Water

Drink only bottled or boiled water. Tap water cannot be drunk.

Currency

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht. Baht comes in both coin and banknote form.

Time

Thailand Standard time is GMT +7. Thailand does not observe daylight savings.