Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Guide

It’s late March and the scorching summertime climes are in full swing. But Chiang Mai – usually the locals’ destination for the cooler months (if any) – has just proved that it is, in fact, an all-seasons place to be. The province that is dubbed the Thai capital of the north definitely has more to offer when it comes to delicious food, gorgeous, gorgeous temples and award-winning spa destination. This is a short trip of...

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ร้านอร่อย ข้าวซอยป้าอ่อน เชียงของ จ.เชียงราย

หนึ่งที่หากได้มาถึงอำเภอเชียงของ เหนือสุดของจังหวัดเชียงรายแล้วจะต้องกินให้ได้ ก็คือ “ข้าวซอยน้ำหน้า” ที่ร้านป้าอ่อน ในตัวเมือง...

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ข้าวซอยคุ้มวงศ์บุรี แพร่ | Khao Soi at Prae’s Vongburi Teak House

(TH/EN) คนมีดวงกับสายฝนมากนะคะ คือไปที่ไหนๆ แม้กระทั่งหน้าร้อนคนอื่นไปเจอแดด แต่พอเราสองคนไปฝนตกเฉยเลย แต่หากไม่นับว่าถ่ายรูปแล้วฟ้าไม่ใส...

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Road Trip to Mae Hong Son, Thailand | เที่ยวแม่ฮ่องสอน

Here’re my tentative headlines for this story when we first got back and I was still literally ‘fumed’ from the experience: ‘Beneath the Smoky Clouds in Mae Hong Son’ or ‘The Town of Three Fogs + One Man-Made’ or perhaps …’Summer’s Mist, And Some Fresh Smoke’ ….. The fact is, Mae Hong Son – one of the most beautiful and, may I say, mesmerising, towns in the...

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Road Trip to Mae Sarieng, Mae Hong Son | เที่ยวแม่สะเรียง แม่ฮ่องสอน

After a couple of days in Chiang Mai, we drove west to Mae Sarieng – a large district almost southernmost of Mae Hong Son. We took the highway 108 – or the ‘Hod’ route (after a major district) as Chiang Mai people would call it – that winds through mountain ranges. These hills are apparently the reason why this 194-km passage takes over three hours to cover. However, we had plans to stop along the way because we didn’t want to...

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Thailand Road Trip to Chiang Mai, Mae Sarieng, Mae Hong Son

Some people thought we had gone nuts when we said we were hitting north in the summer. And they had all the decent rights to say so. Usually, Chiang Mai and all other places up north of Thailand are good for cooler months from the end till early of each year. But since our work schedules sometimes didn’t accommodate peak-season traveling, we had to adapt as we go. This time, March allowed us to make some road trips, and the north, we just...

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รีวิว อนันตรา เชียงใหม่ | Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY The riverside, in-city property of the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is small, cozy, and very special. The architecture that unites the whole concept together is exceptional. Walking through this property, you will see how immaculate the thinkers conceived this beautiful place. The general look is clean, almost minimalist, with stark and straight lines from the two main materials of marbles and woods. Yet, there’s a lush...

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ห้องอาหารที่อนันตราเชียงใหม่ | The Service 1921 Anantara Chiang Mai

The name is long. But also its history. For ‘The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar’ was once the British Consulate in Chiang Mai back in 1921. This is the place once bustled with political economic, trading and diplomatic activities that were highlights of the day. And if you love things of the pasts (as well as good food – like me), you will sure appreciate the fact that they managed to preserve this building so well. And not just...

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