Hotels and resorts in the northern provinces of Thailand.
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Northern Thailand Hotels: Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Kamphaeng Phet - Lampang Hotels - Nan Hotels - Nakhon Sawan - Pai (Mae Hong Son) - Phitsanulok - Petchabun - Payao Hotels - Phrae Hotels - Sukhothai - Tak - Uthai Thani - HOT DEALS
Northern Thailand Guide:

The first true Thai kingdom was located in the north at Sukhothai, hence the region is dotted with great temple ruins. The north is also the home of most Thai hill tribes and contains the infamous Golden Triangle, the region where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet. In recent years the Thai authorities have made strenuous efforts to eradicate the illicit drug trade and have met with considerable success.

Chiang Mai, Thailand second largest city, has over 300 temples and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. This is an excellent base if you intend to explore the north.

Just south of Chiang Mai is Lamphun which has an abundance of atmosphere and history.

Thailand's most north-western province of Mae Hong Son is a mountainous area with thick forests and breath taking scenery.
In the far north is Chiang Rai which is a good place if you want to do a hill-tribe trek. Much further south is the province of Tak where you can visit the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai, or take a trip to Mae Sot on the Burmese border while taking in one of Thailand's National Parks along the way.

Mae Sai
The small town of Mae Sai is at the northern most point of Thailand and is situated on the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma). In the markets there are full of products and produce from across the border and can be an interesting place to spend a few hours.

For the more adventuresome a day trip across the border is possible, with a minimum of formality.

Thai citizens
Thai citizens require a Border pass, which can be purchased from the many photocopy shops in the district. A photocopy of the ID card is stapled to the Border Pass.

Get the border pass stamped on the Thai side of the bridge that forms the border. Pay an entry fee of 10 Bahtto the Burmese officials.

Other Nationalities
Two photocopies of the id pages of a current passport are required.

Go to the Thai Immigration desk and they will stamp both copies of the passport, retaining your passport. They may also ask a fee of 50 Baht.

On the Burmese side of the border give one copy of your passport to the Immigration officer and pay a fee of US$5. It is best to have this money available in US dollar notes, otherwise you have to pay in Baht and the exchange rate is calculated at 50 Baht/$1, total 250 Baht.

On your return the Burmese will stamp you out on the remaining copy of your passport, and you can then use this to retrieve your passport from the Thai Immigration.

Golden Triangle
About 60 kilometres east of Mae Sai, is the famous (or perhaps infamous) Golden Triangle where the countries of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet at the confluence of the Mekong River and one of its tributaries. The area is best seen from Chieng Saen. The town was fortified back in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and the remnants of the city wall and moat are still visible.

San Khampaeng
Crafts
Following the old road out of Chiang Mai to San Khampaeng leads through the craft area of Chiang Mai where factories co-exist with the shops. This gives visitors the chance to see how the items are made, before making their purchases. Products include teak and bamboo furniture; the distinctive pottery of Thai Celadon, silverware, parasols and hand held fans, to mention a few.

Moon On Caves
About 30 kilometres beyond the village of San Khampaeng, are the San Khampaeng Hot Springs. However just before the springs it is worth taking the turning to the left to visit the Moon On caves. At the foot of the hill is an attractive Chinese Temple. The road then climbs much higher up the hill to the caves.

A visit to the Moon On caves is only for the fit. Firstly there is a long climb up a Naga staircase from the car park, before reaching the entrance to the caves. The caves are well lit and there are young guides available to point out the major sites, which are also Buddhist shrines. However to reach the famous stalagmite it is necessary to climb down a long concrete staircase, which means it is along climb back up to exit the caves.

Hot Springs
Over the last few years the hot springs have been developed and are now surrounded by a very attractive and mature garden. The water comes bubbling out of the ground at a temperature of
89°C. Packs of eggs are on sale in convenient wicker baskets, and there are instructions about how long to leave the eggs in the water to cook them correctly, 11 minutes gives hard-boiled. Hooks are conveniently provided around the water tank to hang the egg baskets.

There are also two geysers spouting a continuous flow of hot water into the air.

Bath houses are available for rent by the hour, for individuals or family groups to enjoy the waters or if you prefer there is also a swimming pool that is fed with the warm water.
HOT DEALS
Inthanon Eco Hut, Chiang Mai, is a privately-owned accommodation behind Doi Inthanon National Park's headquarters at km 31. It offers rooms with hot shower with prices starting from 600 baht per night, good for four people. For more information and reservations, call 081-881-7346.
Ta Laosue, Mae Hong Son, is a guesthouse in the remote Chinese village of Ban Rak Thai. It has rooms with hot shower, satellite TV and scenic lake view. The village is famous for its tea shops and orchards. Room rates start from 600 baht per night, good for four people. It serves authentic Chinese cuisine. For more information and reservations, call 089-557-2258, 053-071-310.
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, is offering a luxurious package to celebrate Loy Krathong on the weekend of November 23.

The package is inclusive of two nights accommodation in a Colonial Suite or deluxe villa, American breakfast, round-trip transfer between the hotel and airport, an extra bed for child under 12 years, 15 percent discount on spa treatment, northern buffet dinner at Le Grand Lanna Restaurant on November 24, one "Khom Loy" hot air balloon, Lanna shows and two krathong floats made of banana leaves.

The package is priced at 38,000 baht for stay in a Colonial Suite, and 48,000 baht for the deluxe villa, exclusive of service charge and taxes. For reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com or call 053-888-929.
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Tak, provides accommodations at the Bhumibol Dam. Air-con rooms are priced 500 baht per night with shared baths. For more information and reservations, call 02-436-6047, 055-599-093-7 ext 4001/02.
Fern Resort, Mae Hong Son, boasts 30 Shan style wooden bungalows and huts that sit in former rice fields. Rooms have air-con with hot shower, private terrace or balcony but no TV and telephone. They are priced 2,000 baht per night, including breakfast.

For more information and reservations, call 053-686-110 or visit the web site www.fernresort.info.
Tadkham Village, Chiang Mai, is located on Wua Lai Road, its decor of wooden furniture and local handicraft conveys Lanna ambience. Prices rate start from 900 baht per night for a standard room fitted with air-con, hot shower, toiletry and high-speed Internet, and include breakfast.
For more information and reservations, call 053-203-799, 053-273-779 or visit its web site at www.tadkham-village.com.
Tiptop Thai House, Chiang Mai, is an eight-room guesthouse downtown. Prices start from 200 baht a night for a room with fan, single-bed and shared bathrooms to 450 baht a night for air-conditioned rooms with private bath and hot shower; breakfast not included.
For more information and reservations, call 053-212-232.
Northern Thailand Hotels by location:
 
Chiang Mai
Awana House and Tours RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort
 
Amari Rincome Hotel Red Hibiscus
   
Angkhang Nature Resort Rachamankha
   
Athitan Villas Ricefield House
   
Airport Resident Raming Lodge
   
Bulun Buri Resort Seven Suns
   
Botanic Resort Santitham Guest House
   
Bann Tazala - Exclusive Residence Sarah Guesthouse
   
Banana Bonbon Resort Top North Guest House
   
Chayayon Boutique Lodge and Spa Twin Peaks Chiang Mai
   
Chiangmai Plaza Hotel Tawan Court
   
House Of Viciado Tarin Hotel
   
Julie Guesthouse T-Room Guest House
   
Kaomai Lanna Resort Villa Anneloi
   
Lanna Mantra Relais Hotel Wa Lai Guesthouse
   
Moon Dance on the River You Sabai Guesthouse Chiang Mai
   
Minicost Guesthouse & Apartment 3 Sis Bed And Breakfast
   
Parami Guest House  
   
Portico 21  
   
Chiang Rai
Akhajulyah Guesthouse, Mae Suae Pongprabaht Resort
   
Akha Hill House Phowadol Resort and Spa
   
Baan Chomkwan Verbeek River House Resort and Spa
   
Baan Nai Sra Resort SuanThip Vana Resort
   
Golden Pine Resort The Legend Chiang Rai, Boutique River Resort and Spa
   
Insii Thai House Teak Garden Spa Resort
   
Khum Chao Resort, Maesai Umporn Resort, Mae Sai
   
Little Duck Hotel Wang Thong Hotel Maesai
   
Maesalong Outdoor Wangcome Hotel
   
Mohnfahsai Resort Wiang Inn Hotel
   
Naga Hill  
   
Kamphaeng Phet
Chakungrao Riverview Hotel  
   
Nakhon Sawan
Country Lake Nature Lodge  
   
Pai (Mae Hong Son)
Cafe Del Doi, Pai Mae Hong Son Riverside Hotel
   
Cave Lodge Pai River Mountain Resort and Spa
   
Golden Pai and Suite Resort Pai Hillside Resort
   
Little Eden Guesthouse Soppong River Inn
   
Phitsanulok
Grand Riverside Hotel Sappraiwan Grand Hotel and Resort
   
Rain Forest Resort Topland Hotel and Convention Centre
   
Petchabun
Poocome Resort  
   
Sukhothai
Ananda Museum Gallery Hotel Sukhothai Guest House
   
Lotus Village Tharaburi Resort
   
Tak
Viang Tak Hotel  
   
Uthai Thani
Iyara Park Hotel and Resort River Marina Resort
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