Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle

Overview

Northern Thailand's culture and cuisine are distinctly different from international impressions of Thai food and culture, due to its strong hill-tribe influences and former Burmese city.

Its cuisine is not quite as polished and dainty, while the religious Burmese left their mark in the numerous temples including the serene hill-side Doi Suthep which overlooks the city. Before tourism cottoned on, Chiang Mai was once the epicentre for Thailand’s handicrafts such as pottery, umbrellas, weaving, silverwork and woodcarving. The city has grown and flourished outside of the moated walls of the Old City, a tiny complex riddled with boutique hotels, street stalls and temples which makes for an interesting stroll on arrival.

Chiang Rai, the northernmost province in Thailand, was once the centre for opium production in Thailand is now a quiet town that is the gateway to the Golden Triangle area. Dissected by the river, Chiang Rai does not offer much other than quiet rejuvenation with a book by the river. Learn the tricks of the trade from mahouts at the Elephant Camp, hop between the borders of Laos and Myanmar, and visit the colourful hill-tribes that still inhabit the lush green hills.

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle Itineraries

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle Properties

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Anantara Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle, Thailand

Classy yet understated, Anantara Chiang Mai is an elegant escape tucked along the quiet shores of the Mae Ping River. Set in the heart of rapidly modernizing Chiang Mai in North Thailand,…

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Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle, Thailand

A wonderful Four Seasons resort set in the tranquil location of Chiang Mai – the perfect base to explore the local culture, relax amongst peaceful surroundings and experience excellent ser…

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Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle, Thailand

Tamarind Village is situated in the heart of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, close to ancient temples and historic landmarks. It is built around a 200-year-old tamarind tree and the archite…

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