Chiang Mai

| Thai Eco Elegance| Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint streets in the Old City at the heart of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, is a boutique resort that takes its name from a 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters it in a shady embrace. Tamarind Village Chiang Mai is a welcome relief from the scorching […]

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| High On Green | Thailand’s cities and towns can be fascinating. They can also become a bit much. The sooty belch of tuk tuks. The hordes of motor scooters. The visual hodgepodge and crowded sidewalks. Yearning for some serenity and clean air? How about a healthy dose of pampering, too? So treat yourself. Head […]

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| A Greensome Threesome | We’ll say it again: for green travel to thrive, it must be great travel. Slapping the word green or eco on a brochure ain’t nearly enough. High standards plus high integrity—now, that’s the winning formula. In northern Thailand, an eco-lodge operator called Asian Oasis has got it right. Two of […]

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Chiang Mai green

4 December 08

| Northern Green Scene | Chiang Mai is Thailand’s 2nd-largest city after Bangkok but that’s like saying Lilliputians are 2nd-tallest after Gulliver. At some 200 thousand residents, it bustles without Bangkok’s frenzy. And, for the green traveler, Chiang Mai offers a concentration of earth-friendly attractions that all but make up for the ever-present noise and […]

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