Route: Custom Route, Chiang Mai, Thailand
I had the pleasure of joining seven other travel advisor colleagues on this wonderful trip to Thailand. We visited beautiful hotels and resorts, temples, and other popular destinations in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Samui. The biggest impression that was made upon me were the Thai people and their respect for all. When coming upon someone they immediately stop what they are doing to greet you (Sa - was - dee -ka) and do not go back to their task at hand until you have passed them. They are very grateful people.
In Chiang Mai, we had the pleasure of staying at the Raya Heritage, a River Resort. The resort is very sustainable and use artifacts as decor. It is a most beautiful resort and comfortably decorated. The meals are exiquisite. We also visited Anantara Chiang Mai Resort. This is a modern resort located in the city centre of Chiang Mai. We were wined and dined by the General Manager at The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar. Among the more uncommon restaurants in Chiang Mai, once the British Consulate, the resort’s heritage house now serves up contemporary cocktails and cuisines, all with a British intelligence service twist. We were treated with dining in a private room accessed through a secret bookshelf door. The biggest treat of all was the mesmerising spa journeys in soothing surrounds. We were indulged in a decadent spa inspired by time-tested Lanna rituals.