|Chiang Dao , Northern Thailand. Chiang Dao, literally translated 'the City of Stars', is North of Chiang Mai en route to Fang / Tha Ton. There is more to Chiang Dao than just it's famous caves.|
Chiang Dao town centre still has some charming old style wooden shops flanking the highway. The soon to be opened bypass should make it a very pleasant place to visit.
Many of the people around Chiang Dao are involved with agriculture, and most are asleep by 8.00pm! They tend to rise very early for work. The morning market starts at around 3.00am finishing at about 8.00am. It is an interesting to see the locals shopping here. Every Tuesday Chiang Dao has a bustling and colourful market where people from the surrounding area, including many different groups of mountain people (hilltribes) come to buy and sell their wares. Not intended for tourists and well worth experiencing.
While the centre
holds some interest the natural beauty is found away from the Highway.
The area near and beyond the cave are regarded by many as the most beautiful
in Northern Thailand.
|Please click dates for Bangkok Post & Nation Newspaper articles about Chiang Dao Nest|
|24th April 2004|
|".. one of the Chiang Mai area's best kept secrets: the Chiang Dao Nest .. a charming little guesthouse and restaurant.. surrounded by lush, unspoilt nature.. quiet and peaceful .. (for many) Food is the main attraction, Wicha's cooking is a veritable "Babette's Feast". (she makes her own) pates, .., cakes and breads, and creates exquisite three-course dinners|
|... Guests are drawn to the Chiang
Dao Nest by Wicha's kitchen magic and ... guided trekking tours
Pim Kemasingki - The Nation
Chiang Dao Nest Mini Resort is situated in a beautiful, peaceful, mountainous location, 80km North of Chiang Mai. Maybe you can include us on your tour of North Thailand?
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