Hotel and Resort Reviews: Angkhang Nature Resort – Discover A Hidden Paradise (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
??Discover A Hidden Paradise – Angkhang Nature Resort
Hidden away on the valleys of Doi Ang Khang, the Angkhang Nature Resort is??a perfect??place for anyone looking for an??escape from the fast paced city life. Just three hour scenic drive from Chiang Mai, the resort is located at 1400 m above mean sea level??inspired by the summer-time charm of a cottage garden and it is a popular holiday destination among the local people during the winter months. Developed as part of the Royal Angkhang Research Station under the Royal Project Foundation, the resort was opened in 1998 by Her Majesty The Queen boasts 72 rustic guest rooms and 2 suites with memorizing garden and mountain views from private balconies.
Superior Room – Garden View
Private balcony overlooking the garden (Angkhang Nature Resort)
All rooms are well equipped with cable TV, Mini bar, hair dryer, coffee making facilities, safety deposit box?? and a ceiling fan!!!. With an average temperature about 17.7 degrees Celsius, you don???t require air-conditioning at all. Temperatures are in the high of 32 degree Celsius in April and a low of minus 3 degree Celsius in January. Electric blankets are available in all guestrooms to keep you warm in all occasions.
??Spectacular garden landscape
A Chinese Chestnut tree (Castanea mollissima Blume) planted by Her Majesty The Queen
It is really amazing to see so many colourful flower beds of Dalia, Lavender, Marigold and other temperate plants in the garden. A Chinese Chestnut tree (Castanea mollissima Blume) was planted by Her Majesty The Queen during her visit ??fruiting profusely every season. In fact, you don???t even have to travel to Japan for Sakura. In December, the garden is??painted pink??with?? cherry blossoms from????Thailand and Japan. Those staying here will enjoy an extraordinary sight in March where thousands upon thousands of fireflies light up the trees, resembling very much a twinkling Christmas tree!
Thai Sakura blooming in the winter months (Image Courtesy of Dullapah Jaroenjitt)
For dining, the Camellia Restaurant and Terrace serves delicious and nutritious Thai, northern Thai and International specialties, using fresh organic produce from the Royal Project Research Station. The Tung Gui Ginseng doubled boiled chicken soup (Gai Ton Som Tung Gui) is good for winter time. One of my favourite dishes is Yunan style deep fried marinated pork spare ribs with garlic and pepper (Si Krong Moo Tod Kra Tiam Prik Thai). It tastes delicious. The service is excellent and friendly. ??The restaurant is a good chill-out place with friends and families before retiring to bed tired by the day’s travel.
Breakfast with TAT officials at Angkhang Nature Resort
There are many interesting attractions along the way to Angkhang Nature Resort, one can rent a mountain bike (50 THB an hour) to explore the hilltribe villages like Baan Luang village?? where people live peacefully regardless of race, language and religion??and the Royal Angkhang Agricultural Research Station. Besides, there are plenty of birds such as Red Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus Jocosus) and Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) that sing from the tree tops and bushes all around in the morning and evening. Good news indeed?? for bird watchers.
Royal Angkhang Research Station under the Royal Project Foundation
The area surrounding Doi Ang Khang is scenic and largely unspoiled. Its mountain location, cool climate and the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside, make it a unique resort ideal for families, honeymooners and nature lovers.??Advance room reservation is required.
Transportation between Angkhang and Chiang Mai can be booked together with the room. Please kindly contact Bangkok reservations or the hotel directly.
Angkhang Nature Resort
1/1 Moo 5 Baan Koom
Tumbon Mae Ngon,Amphur Fang
Chiang Mai 50320, Thailand
Tel: +66(0) 5345 0110
Fax: +66(0) 5345 0120
Planted a Thai sakura tree sapling together with Khun Natthapas Yot-Arlai, GM of Angkhang Nature Resort