When we travel to a foreign country, the experiences which stay with us are that of the culture, exotic food, century old historical landmarks, enchanting nature scenes and of course, what the accommodation was like. Thailand's second city is where all this come together and we are your source for the lowest prices for 5 star accommodation at the best luxury hotels in Chiang Mai. Aptly referred to as the rose of the north, the city and its mountainous surroundings is one of the most fascinating places in Thailand. The landscape consist primarily of forest and rolling hills beckoning hikes past streams and waterfalls, it is culturally diverse and its history has intriguing stories to tell.
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Besides historical landmarks which will transport you back in time, more than 300 temples and chedi's punctuating a gentle buddhist religion which also lend the area a timeless grace and elegance, many other discoveries lies in wait. For an evening of live entertainment in an amphi theater style setting while you enjoy mouthwatering northern Lanna food you should head for Khum Kantoke. A dinner cruise on the romantic Ping River will spice up a romantic evening.
Visiting the Lisu, Akha and long neck Karen hill tribes in their traditional villages is insightful and getting there include a scenic mountain drive. Doi Inthanon mountain offers photo opportunities on the highest point in Thailand and the Doi Suthep mountains with a spectacular watt, gilded temples and statues on its highest peak reveal eye candy views.
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The Golden Triangle is where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet and the journey there is through spectacular scenery. From here you will enjoy views across all three countries and the Mekhong River.
Of course Thailand is famed for it's elephants. In a small village in the Maetaman River Valley you can explore the jungle and walk through rivers on elephant back, visit hill tribe villages and end the adventure with bamboo river rafting.
Chiang Mai offer much more than the few above excitements. There is also the famous zoo, night safaris, national parks to explore and temples and museums to visit. Our advice is to sit down with one of several tour, plan your excursions and see as much as possible.
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Chiang Mai is not small. You will find few if any modern highrise buildings, but the area stretches for miles and choosing the right location for your accommodation will significantly influence which facilities are nearby, transit times to attractions and ultimately the memories you take home.
If the unblemished nature and tranquility of the area are primary requirements we suggest staying in the Mae Rim Valley. Although it is a short drive outside the city your immediate surroundings will consist of green rice paddies scenes, water buffalo lazily grazing, forest, green hills and the sounds of nature with nothing else to disturb the peace. The best 5 star hotels in Mae Rim include the fabulous Four Seasons, Panviman and Azaya Villas.
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In the city itself popular locations include hotels near the night market, on the banks of The River Ping and in historic old town. Luxury accommodation in a vibrant atmosphere close to the markets, restaurants and shops include Le Meridien, Shangri La and Dusit D2.
The most romantic location is near the river where spa resorts like Anantara, Ratilanna Riverside and Aruntara are located directly on the river banks. Nearby are riverside restaurants or you can combine a romantic dinner with a boat cruise.
In Old City you will be surrounded by historical sights, temples and chedis. Even the old city gates and wall protecting inhabitants in previous centuries are still there.
Chang Khlan Road is centrally located near the night bazaar. 127HotelsRead More