River View Lodge
25 Charoen Prathet Road, Soi 4, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand
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By the river at Khao Sok national park
In the jungle near the entrance of Khao Sok National Park, we stayed in a wonderful cottage at Art's River View Lodge. The cottages are widely apart in the jungle. There is a river where you can swim. There are also a lot of monkeys there. Above the river is a bar/restaurant (and reception area) from where you can watch the monkeys bathing in the river. The food is nice and the staff very friendly. See above.
Also great for kids.
Entrance to Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens
Chiang Mai Bus stadion
Inside a bungalow
Young bonze at Wat Doi Sakhet
hotel with character?
I'm traveling to Chiang Mai w/ husband and three kids(18,15,10) in beginning of August. We are coming from Boston, and will be going 1st Phuket, 2nd Chiang Mai, 3rd Bangkok, then home. Part of family likes 4star luxury while I'd like to stay away from American stlye high-rise. I'd like something that has Thai character and not something that feels like we could be anywhere. View and pool would also be nice. We'd need two rooms. We're staying 6 nights and making day trips from there. Any ideas or have opinions on these: Yang Come Village, River View Lodge, Galare Guest House, Royal Princess
also, we're flying in from Phuket, but it is by way of Bangkok. Is there any direct flight?
Re: hotel with character?
We (2 older travellers) stayed at the Baantai Hotel in October 2006. We contacted them by email asking for a room at the back of the bulding with a (very small) balcony. The room was not large but OK seeing we didn't spend much time in it!
The web page shows you how beautiful it is - both buildings and gardens with pool. http://baantai-hotel.infothai.com/It's a little out of the main centre but that was OK by us. We walked into the main town in 15 minutes. The hotel also arranges tours (we had hired a car so did our own thing). Breakfast is good. Staff very friendly.
We are moving to Chiang Mai next week and our first stop will be the Banntai!
Travel Tips for Chiang Mai
Thailand's longest-established factory for hand woven silk since 1929, built upon a thousand year tradition of fine craftmanship. The company's reputation as a model of excellence has attracted distinguished visitors like the late Princess Diana, Theresa Teng and etc.
Walking through the building, you are able to observe many fascinating processes, from the actual raising of silk worms to demonstration of the delicate procedure of separating the filaments from the cocoons, not to mention the reeling, spinning, dying and weaving of the silk strands on the hand operated looms. Take some videos on the process of weaving silk, the sound produced by the looms is so rhythmic. Then you can understand the tedious process of silk making and why good quality silk is sold at an exorbitant price. Walking through the expansive showrooms, you are able to browse the department of your choice - men's or women's wear, suits, shirts, neckties, home decorative items, silk accessories and gifts. Although the price is more expensive, the design and quality are top of the mark.
a nice romantic Italian place
A little hard find cause its on a side street, but the food is out of this world. Very authentic Italian-American taste as well as a large selection to choose from. You can sit inside or outside in a tree filled court yard. You can’t go wrong with the ravioli or tortellini. They also have a large selection of vegetables.
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
'' Doi Suthep, a secret peak (not anymore!). Thai speaks of old customs where natures' beauty doth unfold, over the golden name of Nakorn Ping''.
16 km north-west of Chiang Mai you find the 1676m peak named after the hermit Sudeva. It is one of the North's most sacred temples. You will have to pay a 30 bath entrance fee to visit the temple and walk up 300 stairs! If it is not a smogy day you will have a good view of Chiang Mai.
Temples to visit in Chiang Mai
Alot of the temples in the Ancient part of the city can be reached without doing a tour. Last
year we hired a Songatheaw for the afternoon and he took us and our friends to where ever I wanted to go. Or you can hire bicycles to ride around the city.
These temples that are near each other and could be visited within a few hours.
Wat Prah Singh - Very nice temple over 700 years old. Can release birds for good luck at temple. Great Bhudda inside temple.
Wat Chedi Luang - Huge Chedi that has partially collapsed. Worth seeing. Thai school kids will ften come up to you here to practise their english.
Wat Chiang Man Oldest temple in city holds an artifact thought to have the power to bring rain.
Wat Suan Dok - Another old one 500 years old different design to others more open. Contains ashes of Chiang Mai royal family.
Thae Pae Gates: Around the old part of the city it is surrounded by a mout and the remains of the city wall. The moutes are well kept and look quite nice. You can hire
bicycle and ride around the old part of Chiang Mai and visit many of the above temples. Or just hire a Tuk Tuk or Songatheaw for a few hours which will cost a few hundred baht.
Behind Wat Chiang Mai or Singh artists paint pictures of the area. The paintings are very cheap and great quality.
Remember to remove shoes and hats when entering the temples. Some of
these temples are very
sacred to the Thai peole. Also remember to not point feet at Budda.
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River View Lodge
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Address: 25 Charoen Prathet Road, Soi 4, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand