This city is a bit calmer than Bangkok and is an essential destination in Thailand. With its uncountable temples, craft shops and tasteful restaurants, this city has retained its tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Chang Mai has over 300 Buddhist temples and its location in the north makes it a very popular city for trekking tourism. This is a city that organizes a lot of cultural events and festivals and it was runner-up for favorite city in Thailand in the 2010 Travel + Leisure reader’s poll.
Top 5-stars Hotels in Chiang Mai
Five-star Shangri-La Hotel offers luxurious accommodation with free wired internet in culturally-rich Chiang Mai, just 10 minutes’ drive from Chiang Mai International Airport.
Sireeampan Boutique Resort and Spa – Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers an outdoor pool and a spa wellness centre. Situated in Chiang Mai, it offers free Wi-Fi access in all areas.
Located along the banks of Mae Ping River, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort provides a peaceful retreat overlooking Suthep Mountain. Boasting minimalist Asian designs, the resort features a spa and pool.
Blending European design with Lanna Thai charm, the luxurious Le Meridien is located in downtown Chiang Mai on Changklan Road with a short walking distance from Tha Pae Gate and Warorot Market.
Offering various soothing spa menu and an outdoor pool, the The Chaya Resort and Spa is set in Chiang Mai, 1.27 km from Nimman Haemin and 2 km from Chiang Mai International Airport.
Surrounded by tropical greenery, Khum Phaya Resort & Spa features charming Thai-style rooms bordering a large lagoon pool. In-room comforts include a 32-inch flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and jet bath.