From 22nd April until to 29th June, some of the world’s best wellness gurus descend on the spectacular 137 Pillars Bangkok. The newer, sister property to the award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, the 137 Pillars Suites & Residences hosts their Season of Wellness and offers a range of balancing, aligning and restorative experiences from…
Chiang Mai has dozens of hidden waterfalls, big and small, beautiful and sticky(?)!What better way to cool off in the northern Thai sun than by getting misted by a drizzling waterfall?
Chiang Mai hotels come in all shapes and sizes: from super cheap (80 Baht) private hostel rooms that feel like you are sleeping in a box to deluxe villas with private plunge pools overlooking rice fields (starting at 30,000 Baht per night). The hotels in Chiang Mai have something for everyone.
Balconies overlooking lush grasslands scattered with elephants. A backdrop of Laos and Myanmar in the background. A luxurious day spa and incredible views from your breakfast table. Welcome to the Anantara’s Golden Triangle offering.
Azalea Village – Boutique cottages tucked into nature, a pool and private hydrotherapy area all with incredible Chiang Dao mountain views. Get out of Chiang Mai and relax into paradise!
For between 39,000 – 415,000 Baht a night you can rent a villa or the whole 29 acre luxury Pa Sak Tong estate, with space for up to 18 guests.
The Hall of Opium Museum located in the Golden Triangle is a comprehensive history of the regions affinity for opium. From its early use by farmers, through to colonial trading, opium warlords, drug smuggling and the devastating effects of opium on individuals, communities and society, The Hall of Opium Museum is incredibly educating and informative.
For those who find Chiang Mai too busy, Chiang Rai will seem much more relaxing and manageable. A sleepier and more traditional Thai city, Chiang Rai was founded about 30 years before Chiang Mai by the same King, and at the time it was the capital of the Mengrai Kingdom (later known as the Lanna…
Books about Thailand are essential reading before and after visits to the Kingdom. Have you read any of these?
Chiang Khong is a border crossing to Laos and a sleepy Thai town adjacent to an even more sleepy river. Many travellers don’t even stop in Chiang Khong as their destinations are on the other side of the Friendship Bridge; Huay Xai, the Mekong River and after a boat ride, the serene Luang Prabang.