Chiang Mai Villas
There is more to Thailand than beautiful beach resorts and tropical islands – if you are interested in discovering a rich heritage and want to explore some stunning mountain scenery, then Chiang Mai could be the perfect holiday destination for you!
Chiang Mai is located over 700km north of Bangkok and is renowned for its high peaks and bracing weather. Although the best time to visit is between November and April, just when Chiang Mai’s famous flowers are blooming, you are advised to bring plenty of warm clothing as temperatures drop to freezing, especially in the hills. If you plan to do a lot of trekking, avoid visiting during the rainy season (between June and October), when there is a chance of heavy storms.
There is so much to absorb in Chiang Mai – you can visit the diverse hill tribes that still follow a traditional Lanna way of life and witness their distinctive culture and colourful costumes, or shop for unusual local handicrafts and sample a unique cuisine. The charming city of Chiang Mai, known as the ‘Rose of the North’, is a genuine highlight – this breathtaking and elevated city on the Ping river, surrounded by an ancient wall and moat, is a pleasing mix of old and new and has a distinctly cosmopolitan feel. It is teeming with glittering temples, fascinating museums and bustling markets. Although its sophisticated range of boutique style hotels are increasingly popular, nothing can compare to a stay in an authentic Chiang Mai villa. Chiang Mai villas range from simple bungalows to elegant Thai homes and provide an ideal base from which to explore this delightful province.