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HOTELS, RETREATS & SPA RESORTS IN CHIANG MAI

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Chiang Mai Travel Guide   by Muhammad Suhail

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Chiang Mai, the fifth largest city of Thailand which is unequivocally famous for its lush green lawns, magnificent mountains and spectacular looking plains. Situated on a wondrous plain at the altitude of 316 m, it is more serene and green then the capital of Thailand.

Getting Here

You would be landing on Chang Mai International Airport if you are coming from airplane. A good deal of bus services run from the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal for the destination of Chiang Mai. Train facilities are also available if you prefer using of them.

Getting Around

An unconventional way of traveling inside this city is by using the songthaew or seelor. Tuk-tuks and Samlor are good reasonable alternatives for the roads of Chiang Mai. Other options like bus, walk, modern taxi, bicycle and cars also exist for your convenience.

Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Climate

As the region of Chiang Mai is enclosed by mountains, the weather experienced by it is different from the weather in other parts of Thailand. Wintry season usually lasts from the end of October to the late of September. 

The majorly chilly months are the months of December and January. It starts drizzling normally from early July till the conclusion of October.

Museums and Temples

Chiang Mai has a rich heritage in terms of its history and religious affairs. Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai University Art Museum and Postal Museum are the perfect incarnations of Chiang Mai's love for history. A unique museum also exists which is named as Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders. There are almost 300 temples in Chang Mai.


Festivals

Chang Mai flowers festival is held on a yearly basis on the first weekend of February. The sparkling and dynamic colors that get displayed at that time are simply unparalleled. For flower lovers, Chiang Mai is the best place for you since Royal Exposition is another festival held to showcase a diversified range of orchids to the tourists. Loi Krathong Festival is another prominent event wherein candles are placed in colorful lanterns and fireworks.

Activities and Nightlife
If you want to polish your Thai culinary skills then Chiang Mai is the finest place for this. You can also learn the customary Thai palpation in addition to the numerous activities of swimming, golf, motorcycling, fishing, rafting, rock climbing and many more. Chiang Mai has its own share of dynamic dance clubs, plethora of pubs and bars and the option of live music under the open sky is also available to anyone who wants to go for it.

Food

If you are in Chiang Mai, opt to eat classic Thai food. Khao soi, yellow wheat noodles in curry with kai or neua or seafood should be your priority here. All kinds of foods are available on all kinds of budget.

Accommodation

Even by usual standards of Thai, accommodation in Chiang Mai is relatively cheap. You can choose one that is tailored to suit your needs properly. 

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Budget, mid range and lavish accommodations are all available and it is your decision which suits your needs the best.

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Amora Tapae Chiang Mai
Amora Hotel Tapae Chiang Mai offers an excellent mixture of accommodation room types with superb views of the centre of the historic city of Chiang Mai. It is well suited for both the business and leisure traveller and is the perfect place to relax and unwind in a familiar, yet professional atmosphere. For those wishing to experience traditional Thai cuisine, Chiliís restaurant offers a wide variety of Thai, as well as International food. Our Lobby Lounge Bar is the perfect meeting place for pre or post dinner drink. Exotic cocktails and an array of refreshing beverages are available.  There is also a Pool Bar, which is located on the second floor, where you can relax on a sun bed in the sunshine. You can also enjoy the cool weather of Chiang Mai, by settling in at our outdoor Beer Garden which serves a range of fresh draught beer.
Eco Resort Chiang Mai
Eco Resort Chiang Mai, an affiliated of Imm Hotel Group, offers value accommodations for the nature lovers. With ecological and environmental awareness, we create these hotels, the services, and designs that cater to the basic needs of discoverers. Our facilities also allow the guests to get closer to the nature. Eco Resort Chiang Mai has reinvented the simplicity of hostel's concept. Eco Resort Chiang Mai offers travelers who enjoy simplicity and nature in the local northern Thai style and accents amidst peaceful environment. Whether you come alone or with friends, you will meet fellow travelers whom you could share your travel experiences. Eco Resort Chiang Mai is a one-of-a-kind place for you to discover.
Eurana Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai
Eurana Boutique Hotel gives a unique experience which offers more than just an accommodation. The atmosphere offers resort experience in town and is a place where you can feel distinctively different from the surrounding areas. The hotel is located right in the heart of Chiang Mai City with a walking distance to Sunday walking street, fresh market, cooking schools, boutique shops and many historic cultural attractions. Our Restaurant "The Violet Restaurant" serves a variety of both International and Oriental dishes, the Cocktail bar with musical performance and our soft, puffy and buttery taste is freshly baked everyday  known as our Grandmama's Bake.
Karinthip Hotel Chiang Mai
The Karinthip Village is a verdant oasis in the heart of Chiang Mai; a boutique hotel offering luxurious accommodation to the travel-weary. In operation in early 2005, the Karinthip offers a unique fusion of antique furnishings and modern conveniences in a selection of 62 rooms and corner suites to delight the most discriminating of guests. A quadrangle of red tile-roofed buildings surrounds a swimming pool, set amidst manicured lawns and tropical gardens. The hotel itself lies on the site of an ancient well, in an area where mahouts once bathed their elephants after the day's toil in the giant teak forests that once surrounded this great city. The well acted as a lifeline to the local community, providing sparkling water for drinking, bathing and the washing of garments. Legend has it that should the well ever run dry, disaster would follow.
Manathai Village Chiang Mai Hotel
An intimate boutique hotel, tucked away on a small residential Soi, in the very heart of Chiang Mai, where centuries old temples mix with architecture that reflects the passage of time and history. Consisting of 29 beautifully appointed Lana Style accommodations, each with its own unique personality and clustered in four Guest Houses replicating the Thai Lana style of Chiang Mai. The Guest Houses encircle the refreshing center pool and the natural flowing gardens and are headed by the 100 year old Main House that immediately sets the tone of serenity, service and friendship for which the Manathai Village is known.
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand, housed in a 140 years old antique Thai teak wood home in the Wat Ket Community. The resort is ideally situated near the historical Ping River and overlooking the majestic Doi Suthep Mountain within the heart of Chiang Mai city. The boutique hotel resort situated in the heart of Chiang Mai City, only 5-10 minutes walk to the Night Bazaar and 15 minutes from the airport, offering four categories of 35 luxurious deluxe and suite rooms, embellished and decorated with modern setting and stylish antiques. Facilities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, well-equipped Wellness Spa, Fitness and Yoga Studio, Outdoor Swimming Pool and a trendy resort's restaurant, Deck1 Exotic Scene and Cuisine (Riverfront restaurant).
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