Postal Zip & Area Codes
The postal or zip code for Chiang Mai province is 50000. The
telephone area code is (053) if dialing from within Thailand
or +66 53 if dialing from abroad.
Overseas fax and telephone calls can be made from several
places in Chiang Mai, including many of the post offices,
all the major hotels as well as from many of the guest houses
and travel agents. However, the cheapest rates for making
international calls are from the Communications Authority
of Thailand (CAT) situated on the Chiang Mai-Lampang superhighway.
This building is open 24hrs, but is perhaps a little far out
for those staying in the city Center.
Although not as widespread as Bangkok, cellular or mobile
phone usage is definitely on the increase in Chiang Mai. Whether
it is used as a business tool, fashion item or simply as a
status accessory, the Thai "mobile" craze looks like it is
here to stay.
the advent of new technology, i.e. international roaming,
visitors can also use their cellular phones when in Thailand,
providing their particular system and handset is suitable.
The systems currently available in Chiang Mai are:
reception quality for mobile phone usage varies depending
upon what part of the province the call is made or received
from. Obviously within the city itself, there is fairly good
cell network coverage, so calls on most systems should work
well. Reports vary, however, on how well cellular phones work
generally within the hills and mountains surrounding the city.
It is, therefore, rather a hit and miss situation for those
planning to take a mobile phone to this northern province.
& Message Service
The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Chiang Mai city
offers a regular mail and message service, as a convenient
way of letting friends and family stay in touch with visitors
without a contact address. The address to send letters to
Authority of Thailand
Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road
Chiang Mai 5000