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We arrived at the dock on the Ping River, and it was worthy of a few snaps itself. It appeared to be at least 100 years old, beautiful Thai architecture, with intricate teak carvings on the eaves and posts, many additions in the form of lean to's had been added over the years, giving it a lot of character...I loved it.
Our boat was quite …
Booked a car to take us to some of the sites we had picked out from our
many hours of research.
First visit: The hill tribes
This group of tribes people were located about an hours drive out of the
city in the nearby mountain range. There are 8 tribes in all, 7 Thai
Its amazing how you can cope with just the bare essentials...2 prs of shorts, a few t's swimmers and a dress...one small carry on suitcase between both of us. It turned out to be a godsend in the end, not too much to worry about with our next lot of flights!!
Thai airways are a great airline, the flight to Chiang Mai was …
21 June 2008 Chiang Mai : We woke up to the sounds of birds and insects, sunshine coming into our raised bungalow through the glass windows which form 3 of the 4 walls of our amazing place of abode. Everything was made of solid wood - from the 4-poster bed to the only wall and the flooring etc. The whole concept of this resort is quite out of the …
...continuation : 20th June 2008 ...Interrupted at Pha Tha... The boat which took us from Pak Beng to Huoy Xai was much slower compared to the one yesterday. We spent our time chatting, listening to our ipods and reading. I was reading my latest Paulo Coelho "Brida" and I didn't quite enjoy that as much as I have enjoyed his "Witch of Portobello" …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fern Paradise San Sai
We loved the place!
Staying at this wonderful place was a dream that came true. We enjoyed every second of our 4 nights stay and the hosts made it absolutely perfect.
The place is located away from Chian May (15-20 min), but this makes it a wonderful place to relax and forget the noise of a city.
The owners are very kind people (helped us a lot starting from rides to the city and finishing with arranging a traditional thai wedding suit for us - thanks a lot to them)
The Fern Paradise is a real paradise (and it still has all the benefits of civilization you might need like DVD and cables in the room and 24h internet access for free).
On our last day we felt that we don't want to leave.
Already planning to come back!!
Fern Paradies war eine wunderschÃ¶ne Pension. Wundervolle Leute, wunderschÃ¶ne und einzigartige UnterkÃ¼nfte und auch nicht weit vom Trubel und Rummel der Stadt entfernt. Wir hatten GlÃ¼ck, denn auÃer uns war sonst keiner mehr da und die Gastgeber waren wundervoll. Sie haben uns gerne Tipps und Empfehlungen fÃ¼r Restaurants oder Tagestouren gegeben und uns auch noch gesagt, was man sonst noch so alles beachten sollte. Unser Zimmer war wunderschÃ¶n und sehr gerÃ¤umig und mit allem ausgestattet, was man so braucht. Siehe Bild. Wir hatten ein einfaches Zimmer, das gÃ¼nstigste dort, aber von der QualitÃ¤t her war es nicht schlechter als die anderen. Wir wÃ¼rden sofort wieder hier absteigen. Es liegt auÃerhalb der Stadt, man kam dort aber schnell mit einem Wagen oder einem Tuk Tuk hin, vergessen Sie aber nicht eine Karte mitzunehmen, damit Sie sich dort nicht verlaufen!
WunderschÃ¶n und erholsam!
Fern Paradies war klein, aber wundervoll! Es liegt ca. 15 Minuten von Chiang Mai entfernt und die Besitzer haben einen gerne dort hin gebracht. Die Zimmer waren einfach, aber wunderschÃ¶n und das FrÃ¼hstÃ¼ck, das direkt an einem Bach serviert wurde, war sehr lecker. Der Service war super, die AtmosphÃ¤re dort wie einer groÃen Familie. Wenn Sie mitten im Trubel sein wollen, dann ist es vielleicht nicht das Richtige. Aber wenn Sie vorher in Bangkok waren, dann ist es ein schÃ¶nes Refugium auf dem Land. Und die Stadt Chiang Mai ist auch nicht zu weit entfernt.
Ferns ferns and more ferns
We found this hotel quite by chance using the net - but what a find !!
A wonderful oasis just outside of Chiang Mia - where friendly hosts looked after us so well - nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are delightfully individual surrounded by ferns - we were sad to leave and would recommend Fern Paradise to anyone.
A perfect paradise!
Fern Paradise was a beautiful place to stay... wonderful people, beautiful and unique accommodation and all a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the city. We were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves and our hosts were wonderful - more than happy to help plan day trips, suggest restaurants and give helpful advice on getting out and about. Our room/barn was beautiful and sufficiently spacious and had everything we needed. See the pic! We stayed in the 'basic' room, ie the least expensive, but there was no compromise on quality. Would more than happily recommend staying here. It's out of the main city but not hard to get to via truck or even tuk-tuk, though carry a map in case you have to help with directions!
We stayed at Fern Paradise for three nights in January. The hotel is 15-20 minutes away from the centre of Chiang Mai but there is a frequent songthaew service during the day (17 Baht or so per person) and tuk-tuks cost about 150 Baht when the songthaews stop. We also took up the owner's offers to give us a ride into town a few times - they offer a pick-up and drop-off service as part of the price.
Very nice and peaceful place and very warm welcome, the perfect place to rest after noisy bangkok. thanks again
Beautiful and Relaxing!
Fern Paradise is very small but wonderful! It is about 15 minutes from Chiang Mai and it is easy to get a ride from the owners. The rooms are simple but beautiful, and the breakfast served every morning right next to the creek was delicious. The service was remarkable...we truly felt like we were family. If you want to be in the center of the action this may not be the place for you but having just come from Bangkok, it was a nice escape to the country...with Chiang Mai city not too far away.