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Five Star Chiang Mai hotels

With its palaces fit for kings, temples home to serene Buddhas, and rich, distinctly cosmopolitan cuisine, the northern city of Chiang Mai offers a truly exceptional Thai experience. The 'Rose of the North' has long attracted visitors eager to explore the province's mysteries and adventure in its tree-covered mountains. Today, they come to indulge in the pleasures of a refined tropical spa town, to enjoy the tranquility of its sacred spaces, or to seek out its renowned silver jewelry and lacquerware.

Things to see in Chiang Mai

Despite its growing popularity, the city's Old Town maintains its distinctive charm. Narrow streets are lined with traditional Lan Na wooden houses and scattered with opulent temples. The central temple complex includes Wat Phra Singh, home to a revered 1,800 year-old golden Buddha. Even more impressive is the Pra Seh-Taang Kamaneeee, a 2,500-year old crystal Buddha, housed in the nearby Wat Chiang Man. The Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center is the place to delve more deeply into the ancient treasures of the Lan Na kingdom. Today, Chiang Mai continues to produce wondrous works of art. Visit the artisan quarter around Wua Lai Road to find some superb silversmiths and purchase some of the exquisite jewelry produced here. This northern city is also a popular retreat from the heat of Bangkok. It is home to the Thai Royal Family’s winter palace—the Phu Ping Palace—which is open to the public.

5-star hotels in Chiang Mai

This city's reputation as a royal retreat has helped make it a premium Thai destination, so you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to five-star hotels in Chiang Mai. At its many boutique spa resorts, you'll be able to enjoy some luxurious pampering. Expect exquisite massages, extensive spa facilities, and professional instructors in meditation and yoga. After a day touring the city's delights, enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, before dining on the finest of Thai cuisine. Enjoy a little slice of Eastern paradise, delivered by your 5-star hotel in Chiang Mai with grace and a smile.

Where to stay in Chiang Mai

With much of its historic and spiritual attraction right on the doorstep, it's no wonder many choose a five-star hotel in Chiang Mai's Old Town. These offer a perfect combination of locale, service, and facilities. But there are more 5-star hotels in Chiang Mai's Riverside area, just to the west. Generally these are grand, modern hotels, beautifully styled with a blend of Western and Thai design. Stay at one of the 5-star hotels in Chiang Mai's eastern villages, and get the best of both worlds. You can still quickly reach the Old Town, while also being able to readily explore the intriguing villages of the hill tribes.

How to get to Chiang Mai

If you want to travel to Chiang Mai by air, you'll need to come in via an Asian carrier, ideally operating from China, Korea, or Singapore. Otherwise you should transfer at Bangkok International Airport. On arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, you'll find a hotel limo transfer is the simplest way of getting to your hotel. If you're coming to Chiang Mai as part of a Bangkok vacation, a first-class overnight sleeper train is a great way to arrive at the city refreshed. The Old Town can be walked around with ease, or you can arrange a chauffeur-driven car through your hotel.

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