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Post Offices

Throughout Chiang Mai province there are several post offices and sub-post offices.

All post offices are normally open Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. The post office at the Chiang Mai International airport, however, is open from 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. It has telegram, overseas fax and telephone facilities.

The general post office or GPO, called the Chiang Mai Post & Telegraphic Office, is situated on Charoen Muang Road near to the main railway station. International calls can be made here. A more convenient and useful one, however, is the Mai Ping Post Office on Praisani Road on the north side of Tha Phae Road, just before reaching Nawarat Bridge. A packing service is available here as are international telephone, fax and telegram facilities.

Others within the central area are; the Phra Singh Post Office on Samlan Road, the Sriphun Post Office on Phra Pokklao Road and the Night Bazaar Post Office in the basement of the night bazaar on Chan Klang Road, which is open until 11.00 p.m. Another late night closing post office is the Rachdamnern Post Office near the Tha Phae gate, open until 10.00 p.m. It offers a packing service also.

Internet Access and Internet Cafés

Most of the major hotels in Chiang Mai city have a business Center that will allow its guests to send and receive e-mails. The alternative is to use the services of an Internet Café.

As in the capital Bangkok, Chiang Mai city has over past couple of years, witnessed a rapid increase in the number of so-called cyber ports and Internet cafes on the streets of the city. In fact, they are scattered all over the city, but the majority are centered in and around the Tha Phae gate area.

The cost per hour has actually decreased as the competition between the various establishments has increased. Visitors can expect to pay anything from 20 baht to 100 baht an hour depending on level of service provided.

Many smaller guesthouses are now also offering e-mail service to their guests.