Mae Rim Holiday Rental Guide
The scenic Mae Rim valley in Chiang Mai is ideal for a relaxing holiday soaking up the natural attractions, lazing away the days, and exploring the local life. The area is an area popular for elephant trekking, rafting, and bungee-jumping.
If you are looking to be part of the local scene and be at one with nature, then the best option is to stay in a vacation rental in the Mae Rim and the Mae-Sa valley. The vacation rentals are a perfect foil for the hotels where you will be just another tourist amidst tourists. A stay in a vacation rental promises a home away from home and the opportunity to be part of the local crowd. Cook in your own kitchen, enjoy more space, entertain your friends in the evening or simply sit in the garden and take in the views of the dying sun. Vacation villas range from studios to condos and provide amenities from basic to luxurious. Book well in advance to get the best bargain, the best location, the best facilities and the chance to experience the renowned Thai hospitality.
Attractions in Mae Rim
Tribal villages of the Meo
The ancient customs and costumes have changed little with time. A visit to the villages will initiate you to a lifestyle that has been followed from time immemorial. The tribal villages are famous for their beautiful handicrafts and art pieces, which you can buy as souvenirs.
Mae-Sa Valley Craft Village
Enjoy a day out with a difference. Nestled within one of Thailand's most beautiful botanical gardens, this scenic village with a stream and tiny waterfall, is home to a group of highly skilled artisans: potters, weavers, silversmiths and wood-carvers. You can enjoy watching them at work, and even give them a hand at what they are doing. The village also incorporates a Thai cookery school, a health centre and the craft village.
Palm Spa Village
The Palm Spa Village comprises eight spa villas and one Thai Pavilion for a relaxing Thai massage. Located amidst lush palm trees, tropical gardens and lotus ponds, these villas offer stunning views of Doi Suthep Mountain. The well furnished rooms are decorated in contemporary Thai Lanna and Bali style. You can pamper yourself to varied treatments, inspired by traditional Thai and Indian techniques.
Orchid & Butterfly Farms
Orchids are a serious business in Northern Thailand, and there in no better place to see them than in the Mae Rim. These farms use natural orchids to create jewellery such as earrings, necklaces, and brooches. They all use natural orchids and/or butterflies.
See elephants at work and enjoy an elephant ride. You can purchase bananas to feed the elephants, see the animals up and close and take your photos with them.
Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden
Spread across an area of 560 acres, the botanical garden was established in 1992 in order to gather, to conserve and to strengthen the study and research on Thai plants and herbs. The garden is today home to more than 700 species of plants, mostly Thai natives.