Chiang Mai, the capital of the fabled kingdom of Lanna in northern Thailand, is a truly well known holiday destination. One can find a wide range of activities to be enjoyed in the countryside round about, and plenty of attractions in the city itself. It is renowned for its wats or temples – there are literally hundreds in and around the city. You will find a great many guesthouses to pick from. Here are some details of some of them:
The Elegant Lanna Boutique Hotel – your charming accommodation in the center of Chiang Mai. Elegant Lanna gives you Chiang Mai elegance, comfort, style, premium location and tranquility at a fraction of the price of luxury hotels. The guesthouse is only a 5 minute walk to town center, famous temples and major tourist landmarks in Chiang Mai. Elegant Lanna is a pleasant guesthouse with 14 rooms. All Rooms feature modern facilities (air-con, free WIFI, international 60 channel TV, phone). All rooms are furnished in Chiang Mai Lanna Style of North Thailand . The rooms on the second, third and fourth floor have individual balconies with scenic views. The first floor has a garden patio, outdoor seating areas and a coffee shop. Elegant Lanna is positioned very close to Wat Chomphu, close to North Wheel shop on Chaiyaphum road.
Julie's Guesthouse is an extremely laid-back hostel with a number of clean and cosy rooms and an Adventure-Tour travel agency in the center of Chiang Mai's historic city. As Adventure Tour specialists, Julie's organizes fascinating outings to the outlying areas of natural beauty in north Thailand. On offer are:: mountain biking, trekking, rafting, rock climbing, cooking courses, kayaking and lots more. The location offers you a friendly and laid-back ambience making your holiday unforgettable! You can find laundries, internet and other facilities very close by. And if you feel like unwinding after a long day's travelling or trekking, let Saija Massage (next door) be your place to regenerate and rejuvenate. At the cosy open-air restaurant tasty Western, Thai and Italian food is on the menu. It's the place to meet fellow travellers while eating, playing pool or chatting. On the rooftop you can read and lay in the hammocks, get a suntan or just watch the sunset over Doi Suthep! Julie's is more than just a hotel. It is a lively place and ideal for young-at-heart travellers who want to communicate and add to the character of this travellers' haven. Not the rooms are the main attraction but the atmosphere around them! Hopefully you'll leave Julie's having enjoyed some wonderful times and eager to return for more.
The original Chiang Dao Nest has some incredible mountain views and a large slice of sky! It's also home to Wicha's world-renowned European Gourmet kitchen, which produces some of the best Western and fusion and European cooking in North Thailand. Nest 1 is located in a small valley surrounded on three sides by mountains and hills with the fourth being covered with trees. It is located very close to the border of the National Park. The road it is on is a no-through road which terminates about 1 km further at Wat Tham Paplong Temple. It's very tranquil there! Chiang Dao Nest 2 is located very close to Chiang Dao Cave, one of north Thailand's major attractions. The site is next to a spectacular wall of mountain (Doi Luang Chiang Dao, the third highest mountain in Thailand), and has breathtaking mountain views in all directions.
The Sarah Guesthouse, located in Tapae Road, Chiang Mai, has fan cooled and air conditioned rooms at affordable prices. A big choice of breakfast and other meals are offered. Tour and trekking services are availablealongside Thai culinary courses. A visa service is offered, and there is a selection of books and magazines for guests to read..
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