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Altitude Of Chiang Mai

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I like the latitude here, about 19 degrees north. We have a good attitude. But how high are we?

When my friends visited from lower San Antonio last month, they thought they had come down with altitude sickness. However, my tech courses from 1961 tell me we are just not that high. Now some lowlander in southern Thailand says I need to adjust my carburetor for the [extremely high] altitude here. Okay, so I also am a lowly lowlander, but I've crossed the continental divide in Colorado and Chihuahua, and I do not think Chiang Mai is high. Doi Suthep or Doi Inthanon or Doi Boy, maybe. But at the feet of the 3 kings monument downtown, how high is the muang?

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Way too high because we can't even use google but only around 300 meters.

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A beautiful warm day at the airport 1030 feet above the sea level.....as long as there is no tsunami.

Chiang Mai, TH (Airport)

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Heat Index: 85 °F / 30 °C

Visibility: 6.2 miles / 10.0 kilometers

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Few 3000 ft / 914 m

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Elevation: 1030 ft / 314 m

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Of course it depends how many backpackers.....they can be a bit high in more ways than one.

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Lat/Long: 18.766847 N / 98.962644 E

Elevation: 1036 feet (316 meters)

Location: Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

Time Zone: UTC+7

Max Runway: 10171 x 148 feet (3100 x 45 meters)

Surface: ASPHALT

Airfield elevation is 316 meters

Going over the map ( google earth) gives about the same for the Muang.

Nothing dramatic. Unless San Antonio is way below sea level.... so they could feel that difference... ( donot think so)

Doi Suthep is about a 1000 meters.

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Way too low for altitude sickness which generally starts at 2,000m. CM as stated by others is just over 300m and the peak of Doi Suthep is 1,685m. Doi Intahnon is 2,565m so you may get some effects up there.

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You are right Mb about Doi Suthep, i should have added that I meant the temple complex..

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I like the latitude here, about 19 degrees north. We have a good attitude. But how high are we?

When my friends visited from lower San Antonio last month, they thought they had come down with altitude sickness. However, my tech courses from 1961 tell me we are just not that high. Now some lowlander in southern Thailand says I need to adjust my carburetor for the [extremely high] altitude here. Okay, so I also am a lowly lowlander, but I've crossed the continental divide in Colorado and Chihuahua, and I do not think Chiang Mai is high. Doi Suthep or Doi Inthanon or Doi Boy, maybe. But at the feet of the 3 kings monument downtown, how high is the muang?

Peace, Blondie.

Perhaps your friends were suffering from "air quality sickness".

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I like the latitude here, about 19 degrees north. We have a good attitude. But how high are we?

When my friends visited from lower San Antonio last month, they thought they had come down with altitude sickness. However, my tech courses from 1961 tell me we are just not that high. Now some lowlander in southern Thailand says I need to adjust my carburetor for the [extremely high] altitude here. Okay, so I also am a lowly lowlander, but I've crossed the continental divide in Colorado and Chihuahua, and I do not think Chiang Mai is high. Doi Suthep or Doi Inthanon or Doi Boy, maybe. But at the feet of the 3 kings monument downtown, how high is the muang?

People being a bit goofy, I think. CNX is about the same elevation as Phoenix, and just a bit more than San Antone, no effect really.

I went to college in Santa Fe, and even though I was 18-21 at the time, it took me a good couple of months to get acclimatized when returning every year, being from sea level (Boston). It sure was cheap to get drunk though, when just going up to 7000 ft from sea level, 6 beers and you're toast!

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Perhaps your friends were suffering from "air quality sickness".

Or did the beauty of the surroundings and the lovely ChiangMai maidens take their breath away.

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None of the boys at Doi Boy were as tall as I am. My friends are from the coastal plains, my daughter lives within a mile of the Balcones Fault line, and my son lives in the Hill Country, but I think only the younger children got high.

Thanks to one and all. 314 meters, about 1,040 feet above mean sea level here along my klong.

Actually, if my friend was suffering from air quality sickness, it was caused by spending the prior week near Sala Daeng, in....Badcock.

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PB, Here is a profile of the road up to Doi Suthep ending at the stairs leading up to the Wat from my bike's GPS. The descent profile is different as I can go down a lot faster than peddling up, and the GPS loses track. The summit of Doi Pui is another 2000 feet higher at about 5500 feet MSL if memory serves me right. There is a lot more mountain up above Doi Suthep!

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I like the latitude here, about 19 degrees north. We have a good attitude. But how high are we?

When my friends visited from lower San Antonio last month, they thought they had come down with altitude sickness. However, my tech courses from 1961 tell me we are just not that high. Now some lowlander in southern Thailand says I need to adjust my carburetor for the [extremely high] altitude here. Okay, so I also am a lowly lowlander, but I've crossed the continental divide in Colorado and Chihuahua, and I do not think Chiang Mai is high. Doi Suthep or Doi Inthanon or Doi Boy, maybe. But at the feet of the 3 kings monument downtown, how high is the muang?

People being a bit goofy, I think. CNX is about the same elevation as Phoenix, and just a bit more than San Antone, no effect really.

I went to college in Santa Fe, and even though I was 18-21 at the time, it took me a good couple of months to get acclimatized when returning every year, being from sea level (Boston). It sure was cheap to get drunk though, when just going up to 7000 ft from sea level, 6 beers and you're toast!

Phoenix is alittle bit higher...1100' ( give'er take..)

When I first arrived here from Phoenix, it was the humidty that made me suck for air, not the altitude.

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I like the latitude here, about 19 degrees north. We have a good attitude. But how high are we?

When my friends visited from lower San Antonio last month, they thought they had come down with altitude sickness. However, my tech courses from 1961 tell me we are just not that high. Now some lowlander in southern Thailand says I need to adjust my carburetor for the [extremely high] altitude here. Okay, so I also am a lowly lowlander, but I've crossed the continental divide in Colorado and Chihuahua, and I do not think Chiang Mai is high. Doi Suthep or Doi Inthanon or Doi Boy, maybe. But at the feet of the 3 kings monument downtown, how high is the muang?

I took this pic at Doi Inthanon earlier this year.

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Hope this helps.

Cheers, Rick

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PB, I'm In Cuenca Ecuador now at 8310 ft. I had Altitude sickness for two days here, headaches, trouble breathing, not sleeping well. Never had the 4 years

I stayed in Chiang Mai.

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