Chiang Dao

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

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.

Doi Luang Chiang Dao Chiang Dao's most striking feature is Doi Chiang Dao, Thailand's 3rd highest mountain at 2225m which plays host to an abundance of wildlife and nature. It is one of the lesser-visited, but nonetheless interesting Thai birding sites.
Chiang Dao is an ideal base for people touring the area, whether on foot, cycling, in rented cars, or on motorbikes.
Elephant centres and river rafting are situated close by. A wide variety of hilltribe villages are dotted around the nearby mountains which can be reached independently or as part of a tour or trek. There are also some hiking trails through the forest, or up the mountain.
It is also a great place to unwind. Meditation , relaxing in a hammock, drinking a beer, or reading a book. It's such a beautiful, peaceful place, doing nothing is always an option.
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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 ..." more ...
Pim Kemasingki - The Nation
24th April 2003 6th March 2003

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival - Songkran - Loy Krathong - Christmas - New Year

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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?
Chiang Dao Nest Reviews
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- Thailand Tatler Magazine - Thailand's Best Restaurants 2006

"excellent forest and mountain views" .. "gourmet restaurant turns out amazingly good European fare"
- 11th Edition Thailand Lonely Planet Published September 2005

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