Chiang Rai is ideally situated for discovering Thailand’s Golden Triangle, so three days in the city give you ample time to immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine, and explore the northern highlands. Here’s how.
Akha Hill House
Located on the outskirts of Chiang Rai, Akha Hill House is a guesthouse in the hill tribe village of Akha. Though the bungalows are made from natural materials such as mud and bamboo, they still offer creature comforts such as hot showers, fans, and Wi-Fi.
97/7 Doi Hang Muang, Chiang, Rai
Akha Hill House is the only locally-owned and managed hill tribe retreat in Chiang Rai; all profits support local schools and cultural awareness programmes. The guesthouse’s main draw is its rural location, which encompasses mist-shrouded mountain landscapes, tea plantations, hot springs, and rice paddies. Discover the surroundings on either a guided or independent hike, during which you’re likely to see native wildlife and bird species. Huai Kaew waterfall is also within hiking distance of the accommodation.
Things to know before you go
*As the only hilltribe retreat in northern Thailand, Akha Hill House offers an authentic and immersive glimpse into local life in the mountains. *Particularly during peak season, advance booking is highly recommended. *The guesthouse has an on-site restaurant and a swimming pool. *Ensure you come equipped with sturdy shoes and waterproof clothing if you plan to explore the surroundings on foot.
How to get there
Akha Hill House is a one-hour drive from Chiang Rai via Route 1207 or Route 131. No public transport services the area, but you can arrange a shuttle service with the guesthouse in advance; check the website for further details.
When to get there
The guesthouse is open year-round. The best time to visit northern Thailand is between November and January, when humidity is bearable and rainshowers are unlikely. Avoid the region in February and March, when local farmers regenerate the fields by burning them and the area is blanketed in smoke.
Frequently Asked Questions
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