Top 5 Chiang Mai Luxury Hotels

Top 5 Luxury Hotels In Chiang Mai

1- Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
If you desire to stay in the lap of luxury similar to a high end hotel you might find in San Francisco, Barcelona or Tokyo, look no further than the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. This establishment has been situated on the Chao Phraya for more than a century, and was purchased by the hotel group in 1974 to be one of two flagship hotels of the chain. Mandarin Oriental is synonymous with high end luxury and the brand is known for amazing service and ammenties. Read More +

Spicy Fish Sauce – Nam Pla Prik

Spicy Fish Sauce - Nam-pla prik

Few things compliment Thai food like Nam-pla prik, the classic condiment you will see on almost every Thai table, whether at home or in a restaurant.It’s a spicy fish sauce that you can put on just about any dish! Thais use Nam-pla prik the same way Americans use salt – on everything! The delicious liquid gets its distinctive taste from garlic infused fish and ground chilies. Read More +

Bird Chili – Prik Kee Noo

Bird Chili - Prik Kee Noo

It seems like tasty red chilies are in everything when it comes to the spicy side of Thai cuisine. “Prik Kee Noo,” called the Bird Chili in English, is one of the hot chilies that makes Thai food so tasty. The literal translation is mouse droppings chili – Prik translates to chili and Kee Noo translates to “mouse droppings.” It’s a pretty gross name for a chili, but it refers to the size of the chili – Bird Chilies are a tiny little things, but boy do they pack a spicy punch. Read More +

Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market

Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market

Tourists and locals agree, if you want to buy local Thai products, you want to head to the Sunday Walking Street Market. The market is in Old Town on Rachadamnoen Road, and might be the best place to find crafts, clothes, shoes, snacks, bath products, toys, art and just about anything you can think of. And best of all, the prices are so reasonable that you’ll want to take more than you can carry. Read More +

Durian the Reigning King of all Thai Fruit

Durian the Reigning King of all Thai Fruit

In Thai, durian is called Tu Rian. And because it is a delicacy, durian prices are often high – but locals are well aware that it is worth spending for. During the durian season, typically May through August, you will certainly notice the fruit in the markets of Thailand – mainly due to the highly noticeable smell. Many describe the odor as a cross between something rotting or dirty laundry. Read More +

Mountain Biking In Chiang Mai

young man mountain biking

If you love mountain biking, you’ll really enjoy an adventurous trip through the Thai mountain terrain via bike. There’s three levels to choose from: easy, intermediate and advanced. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider, we can provide a fun and safe experience for you. Read More +

Kad Luang Market in Chiang Mai (Warorot Market)

Kad Luang Market in Chiang Mai

Kad Luang, which means Great Market in the Northern Thai dialect, is the oldest and most well-known market in Chiang Mai. This year (2012) will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding. Everything from fresh flowers and fruit to kitchen supplies and household products to elephant print sarongs can be found. There is also an amazing selection of prepared and packaged Northern Thai food inside the main buildings and popular food stalls selling Thai street food outside the market. Read More +

Top 5 Experiences in Chiang Mai

Top 5 Experiences in Chiang Mai

Though Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand after Bangkok, there a number of diverse things to do and amazing sights to see. It can be overwhelming to choose. If you only have a limited amount of time in Chiang Mai, here’s a list of the top 5 experiences. Read More +