About Chiang Mai

CDAF is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the cultural center of the country and a regional and international hub of people and ideas.

Chiang Mai is a beautiful historic city with Thailand’s largest population of artists. In February the Monsoon rains have stopped, leaving the landscape vibrant and green, the air cool and clean and the people extra happy and outgoing.

Chiang Mai is big enough to have an international airport, countless options for accommodation and dining, and world-class exhibition spaces, but small enough to walk or bicycle to the exhibitions.



Chiang Mai is a proposed UNESCO Creative City

 Getting to Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai International Airport has direct flights flights to Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Macau, Cambodia, Taiwan, Myanmar and Laos as well as an easy connecting fight through Bangkok to every destination on the globe.  Bangkok – Chiang Mai flights are just one hour, depart over 50 times a day and start at just 40USD.

Sleeper Trains to and from Bangkok are very nice and start at just 16USD  Online Booking available

Accommodation & Food

After your arrival in Chiang Mai you will have countless options for accommodations and dining that will please every taste and budget.

Accommodations range from 7USD (for your own room with WIFI)  to 1500USD (for a luxury suite that can rival any in the world). Dining in Chiang Mai is reason enough to come alone.