Veranda Chiangmai - The High Resort
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After a short layover in Bangkok, we arrived in Chiang Mai around 3PM. The weather here is perfect with lots of sun and the temperature in the high 20s. I can't ask for anything more :)
Since this was a last minute trip so not a lot of planning went into it. Over the weekend, I was focusing all my research on 5 Stars hotels in and around …
The view from the hotel is stunning in every direction. We got up early for Tai Chi classes but realized that you had to pre-book before so we headed straight to breakfast instead. Sitting by the infinity pool overlooking the surrounding mountains/hills is a good way to start a day. The breakfast is average, not the best I've had. This place feels …
... not much luck. We did see a beautiful red sunbird, which is actually called a green sunbird? and there were some yellow ones around, but could see them long enough to identify. Greg didn't bring his SLR, so didn't get any specky shots, but still managed to get a few with the Panasonic compact. (The sunbird and the minovet are from the internet - can't claim them unfortunately)
We enjoyed the weekend!
... to a small truck with an open back where we sat up a winding and narrow road. At the top was this small village of about 800 people who were of Chinese decent and spoke a different dialect than the rest if Chiang Mai. The government wanted to help them survive so they started a coffee bean plantation up there and we were able to walk through them and sit and sample the coffee. On the way down we stopped at one of the famous temples where the story says ...
... a mermaid perched on a rock with the misty waters hitting my face. Chiang Rai is far from the beach, but after spending Saturday swimming in the water of Khun Kon, I have a feeling I will survive.
After hiking back, we decided to go to "The White Temple," a wat made entirely of white materials. Since we were in hiking attire, Katie brought us all sleeved t-shirts, and when we arrived at the temple gates, we were given white, wrap around, ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center