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Historic 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

Travel writer Julie Miller visits a hotel in Chiang Mai that has raised the bar in boutique luxury.

In the days of King Rama V, the status of a homeowner was measured by the number of ornate columns found in his house. The elegant teak building that forms the centrepiece of Chiang Mai’s most luxurious boutique hotel features 137 pillars – hence its unusual name, 137 Pillars House. Read More

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Flying through the tree tops: Chiang Mai’s Flying Gibbon

Travel blogger Skye Gilkeson describes herself as a journalist, personal trainer, clean cook, nutrition nerd and intrepid traveller. She recently explored the tree tops of Chiang Mai, on the Flying Gibbon.

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has long been a mecca for tourists, hikers, yogis and those in search off healing. It’s an ancient city rich with history, culture and charm; somewhere you can lose yourself for days.

But if you’re looking to go beyond the city walls and get a different perspective than the well-trodden Thai mountain tracks, why not see it from the tree tops? Read More