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Make the most of the both city and jungle
Chiang Mai, situated in the mountainous North of Thailand is the perfect escape for those looking for an alternative to the Thai capital Bangkok. Along leafy streets which are easily seen on foot, you’ll experience clean air and a climate that’s thankfully cooler for you to take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant town. The old town is a sensory paradise, with temples, flame-robed Monks strolling the streets in the day and street vendors selling their wares at night.
A visit to Chiang Mai will have you experiencing the old and new, with new galleries and artsy cafes nestled against bare-bones eateries serving up fragrant Thai dishes such as laab, a minced meat salad or sua ue, a grilled sausage served with steaming jasmine rice. Chiang Mai is a city that is best seen at a leisurely pace, perfect for your luxury holiday here.
Luxury holidays in Chiang Mai mean you can make the most of the both city and jungle. After taking in the sights and sounds of old town Chiang Mai the lure of the jungle becomes too strong and a trek into the lush rainforest will be on the cards, when you can then come back and relax in the surroundings of your beautiful five-star hotel, enjoying and ice-cold beer or exotic cocktail under a starry Thai sky.
Sovereign recommends the fabulous hotel Tamarind Village Resort for those wanting to be near to some of the famous sites such as the Night Bazaar and the old town holiday in Chiang Mai.
Flight time from the UK is around 18 hours 30 minutes, inclusive of a change of plane.
Transfer time from Chiang Mai airport to the hotels is approximately 20 minutes.
Thailand can be visited year round but it is best to visit during the cooler, dry season between November and April where the temperatures range between 28 and 34°C.
UK citizens travelling to Thailand do not currently require a visa.
Tipping is not customary in Thailand and nor is it expected, however small gratuities for great service will be very much appreciated by the locals.
The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely spoken too.