Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai has become the largest and busiest city in northern Thailand, said Condé Nast Traveler. But you can still find peace in
the valley just outside. Veranda, a “breathtaking compound of timber and concrete structures,” sits in a vale “dense with rice paddies, wild flowers, and tropical greenery.” Sip a glass of freshly squeezed lemongrass, courtesy of the “quiet and smiling staff,” before heading to one of three “low-slung buildings.” Together, these buildings house 69 rooms with patios and plunge pools, each with a splendid view. A dip in the rooftop infinity pool “adds drama to the panorama.”
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Why you shouldn't eat dog. Not even once.
- Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science
- Why Israel can no longer let the Palestinian Authority be responsible for security in the West Bank
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- How social conservatives became a minority in need of protection
- Grammar quiz: Do you know the passive voice?
- The safest seats are at the back of the plane — and 5 other surprising facts about airline crashes
Subscribe to the Week