Chiang Mai , Thailand
22 duffels, including 8 public duffels
It's hard to choose a more upmarket eatery in Chiang Mai. Just before the main gate to this fanciful Lanna-era-styled resort is the hotel's Chinese restaurant, set in a pseudo-colonial mansion at the end of a pretty cobbled lane. Succulent dim sum lunches, or mouthwatering marinated meats, filets of waxy steamed fish, and fresh seafood complemented by devilish desserts (warning: the black sesam...
Dokmai Botanical Garden
Dokmai Garden aims to impart knowledge about monsoon gardening, monsoon farming and monsoon biodiversity in a former longan plantation (Dimocarpus longan is an edible fruit) into a modern ethno-botanical Thai garden containing fruits, vegetables, trees, and orchids.
Chiang Mai's historical centre is the walled city (City is chiang in the northern Thai dialect while 'mai' is new, hence Chiang Mai - "New City"). Sections of the wall dating to their restoration a few decades ago remain at the gates and corners, but of the rest only the moat remains.
Learn about Thai culinary herbs and spices, tour a local market and prepare a feast - choose from loads of classes in Chiang Mai, which is also a top ecotourism spo
The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand
Settlements Long Lost to the World Chaing Mai is usually the jumping-off point for treks into the surrounding jungles, where a dozen or so hill tribes live much as they have for centuries, without electricity and plumbing--not to mention schools and clinics. Until recently, these villages harbored opium-growing operations, which were their sole source of revenue. Today the Thai royal family ...
The Four Seasons Resort
The Land That Time Forgot Once the budget purview for backpackers on their way north to the notorious Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai is now blessed with the incomparable Four Seasons Resort, which looked to the Lanna kingdom (founded in 1296) for spiritual and aesthetic inspiration. Incorporating traditions from neighboring Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and China, the gorgeously landscaped 20-acre res...
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