Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai
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Friday morning was the start of a very interesting day...it started with a disappointing (and questionable, as we later learned) breakfast buffet at the hotel. But then, ELEPHANTS! We had both been looking forward to this experience so much, and it so far exceeding our expectations that words just won't due it justice, but I'll try.
The first half of Thursday consisted of flying from Bangkok to Chiang Mai for the next portion of our journey. We were met on arrival by Phot, our new guide, and taken to the RatiLanna Resort for the next three nights.
After some downtime at the hotel, Phot picked us up for a city and temples tour to two of Chiang Mai's most notable …
... as a sign of respect. The temple was definitely smaller in terms of area compared to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. There was a nice overlook of the entire city of Chiang Mai in addition to various holy artifacts used in Buddhist customs. Our cabbie was waiting for us outside and another wild ass ride ensued. We all made it down in one piece. It was convenient for everyone because the different hostels we stayed at were all ...
... through the treehouse property and the younger kids have enjoyed constructing boats from giant leaves and watching them run down the stream. The highest treehouse has a pulley system to move bags from the ground to the tree canopy above so this has provided much amusement.
Our treehouse stay has been unforgettable, a chance to stop and to simplify. No visit to Northern Thailand would be complete without this inclusion.
... had one hour of foot massage and one hour of body massage and we went to our hotel in the Tuk tuk. We had a lovely day in Chiang Mai and my daughter was still excited about the tigers.
Next day we took it easy till twelve, our check out with the hotel; we left our luggage and headed for the massage shop. We had the full works, manicure pedicure, foot massage and body massage, after all the pampering we explored the shops, we would have bought more if we had place ...