Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Enjoy the Best Views of Flora and Fauna with Luxury Accommodations in Chiang Mai

If you want to be away from the noise of the city center and enjoy unbeatable views of Chiang Mai’s flora and fauna, stay in a luxury resort in the Mae Rim Valley. The most renowned establishment offering luxury accommodations in Chiang Mai can be found in this area—including The Four Seasons and a number of private villas with views of the mountains and rice paddies.

Mae Rim is only about 15 kilometers to the north of the Chiang Mai. This stunning outdoor playground offers plenty of activities. It is home to a botanical garden, an elephant camp, an orchid farm, and of course, the famous waterfalls. Tourists also come here to watch animal shows featuring funny monkeys, dogs, and even snakes. Looking for some adrenalin-pumping action? Go bungee jumping or ride an ATV. Families and couples on their honeymoon absolutely love this part of Chiang Mai because it is away from the noisy city center but is still close enough to the action.

The valley is also home to resorts, hotels, and villas offering luxury accommodations in Chiang Mai. Restaurants here are plentiful, from roadside stalls and budget noodle restaurants to fine dining establishments. Some of the best villas are all-inclusive, so a private chef will cook all your meals for you—from breakfast to dinner.

If you are truly looking for luxury accommodations in Chiang Mai, you can’t go wrong with a private villa in the Mae Rim Valley. Choose a five-star resort property set in acres of private land, masterfully landscaped with stunning tropical gardens. You should be the ONLY guests during your stay—because that is the hallmark of true luxury. One of Chiang Mai’s most awarded villas is an architectural marvel with a huge infinity swimming pool, a beautiful garden with ponds and water features, and of course, world-class suites.

Acquiring a Plethora of Antiques and Handicrafts in Chiang Mai on a Holiday

If you love antiques and handicrafts, then make time to visit the many bazaars and markets during your Chiang Mai holiday. There are goldmines for every type of shopper here, whether you’re a serious collector who doesn’t mind spending thousands on rare pieces or a bargain-hunter looking for nice things to bring home.

Handicrafts are omnipresent in Chiang Mai. In fact, many tourists in Bangkok make a trek to this northern part of the country specifically to shop for antiques and souvenirs. The best selections are in the city center’s many bazaars and markets. From handmade Thai silks to jewelry, wood carvings, and art—everything you can imagine is offered.

Visiting the Night Bazaar
Chiang Mai’s most popular night bazaar is an antiques and handicrafts haven in the middle of the city, most notably on Chan Klan Road (which is also home to a Starbucks and a McDonald’s). Shops open at sundown. If you want higher-quality antiques, though, go straight to Vieng Ping Night Bazaar, which specializes in antiques, gems, and crafts. The prices are a bit more expensive, but the selection is more curated and upscale. Across the road from Vieng Ping is Galare Centre, which offers goods that are somewhat in between Vieng Ping and the street vendors in terms of quality. There is an open-air food court where you can watch traditional Thai dancing nightly (for free).

Baan Tawai Village
There is a small village south of the city called Baan Tawai, and the place to visit for exceptional wood carvings, artisanal handicrafts, and furniture. You will also find textiles, lacquer ware, basketry, silverware, Buddhist art, and rattan crafts here. There are quaint cafés all over the village.

Your private villa in Chiang Mai can help you arrange private transport for a day of shopping. They can even provide you an English-speaking guide who can take you to the best places and help you score great bargains.