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Lanjia Lodge, Chiang Rai

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Lanjia means ‘peaceful’ in the Hmong language, and this lovely lodge certainly offers peace in abundance as well as a unique opportunity to live with the local hill-tribe people high above the dramatic scenery of the Mekong Valley. The lodge has been built in harmony with the lush green setting and the Hmong and Lahu Villages in which it is found. Developed and managed by the local people, it offers a wonderfully authentic and genuine encounter far from the tourist trail.

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  • rooms

    There are 4 brightly decorated guest cottages and a total of 16 rooms with king or twin beds. Each is simple and comfortable with throws, cushions and traditional colourful batik décor – handcrafted by the locals. All enjoy dramatic vistas of the Mekong Valley and Laos beyond. Please do note that while there are electric fans there is no air conditioning.

  • facilities & activities

    As your hosts,  the local villagers will share their customs with you; learn about the Lahu Tribe who live high in the hills above or the Hmong who live in the valleys below. There are a variety of tour packages to choose from, combining a hill tribe experience with cultural adventure tours. A typical 2-3 day stay usually includes trekking, boat rides on the mighty Mekong River and perhaps a visit to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar converge. Whatever you choose, you'ill enjoy a delightful taste of local rural life and breath-taking views.

  • dining

    Meals, which are included, are prepared by the locals are served in the open-walled lounge area, as you recline on cushions overlooking the countryside. There's a huge range to choose from; breakfast is a feast of eggs, bacon, muffins, cereals and fresh fruit or enjoy the local speciality of rice soup with chicken and mushroom. Lunch and dinner are colourful three course affairs with traditional dishes very much a feature. However, any dietary requirements will be well catered for.

  • family

    In true Thai style, children are very welcome here, however, due to the remote location and basic facilities it is best suited to those aged 5 and above. Each room can be configured as a twin or double (king-sized bed) and an additional bed can be added on request.

  • location

    The lodge is found in Kiew Karn village, about an 90 minutes drive from Chiang Rai and only 30 minutes from the Thai/Laos border. Transfers will be organised directly by the lodge.

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