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Chiang Mai Luxury Hotels

From the top of the tallest temple down to the lowest market stall, Chiang Mai is a captivating place that will never disappoint. It’s a city that will delight and captivate the senses, with the bright colors of the markets and the smell of Thai cuisine in the air. Chiang Mai contains and is surrounded by incredible natural beauty, and the waterfalls, parks, and mountains will create a sense of tranquility, as well as a memorable vacation.

Things to see in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with a huge range of things to see and do. With over 200 temples to visit, visitors are spoiled for choice. If you only see one temple, make sure it’s the stunning ruins of the Buddhist temple known as Wat Chedi Luang. Take advantage of the incredible natural side of the city with one of the many wildlife tours, such as at the Elephant Nature Park. Here you can get up close and personal with elephants that have been rescued and are being rehabilitated—an experience that is sure to be both rewarding and memorable. Chiang Mai is also a great place for shopping. Take a stroll through the markets and pick up some local crafts, or head out in search of independent boutiques selling incredible artworks. Try the trendy Nimmanhaemin Road for some fantastic shops, as well as galleries, cafés, and restaurants.

Luxury hotels in Chiang Mai

There is no shortage of fantastic luxury accommodation in Chiang Mai. Whether you choose a gorgeous traditional hotel or a modern boutique hotel, a high standard of service is guaranteed. Expect opulence the moment you step through the door with clean, tastefully decorated interiors. Chiang Mai luxury hotels usually feature restaurants serving high-class food, along with bars and lounges where you can enjoy a relaxing drink. Indulge in a traditional Thai massage at your luxury hotel in Chiang Mai’s spa, before taking a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool.

Where to stay in Chiang Mai

The area known as Mountainside is great for those looking for luxury accommodation. On the outskirts of the city, you’re removed from the hustle and bustle and instead presented with incredible views of the countryside, with golf courses, waterfalls, and nature parks all nearby. Riverside is another great choice for high-end hotels in Chiang Mai. It’s closer to the center but in a relatively quiet area, and there’s a fantastic array of restaurants and cafés to be found. If however, you want to be at the heart of the action, the area around the Night Bazaar is for you—featuring a thriving nightlife and unique shops.

How to get to Chiang Mai

Arriving by plane is probably the easiest and quickest way to travel to Chiang Mai—Chiang Mai International Airport is located just a few miles from the city. If you’re flying via Bangkok you’ll be glad to know the flights are very frequent, and the airport also receives flights from major Asian cities. Trains come to Chiang Mai from other Thai cities, including Bangkok. The overnight train is probably your best bet, as you can relax in air-conditioned, private first-class compartments. Getting around the city is a simple matter of flagging down a taxi, tuk-tuk, or songthaew.

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