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Showing posts from August, 2011

A feast for the eyes

Foodies are heading 50 minutes north of Chiang Mai to dine at small boutique mini-resort, Chiang Dao Nest. Joanna Peios discovers its not just the food drawing the crowds.

Chiang Dao Nest, or The Nest as its affectionately known by regulars, is a popular remote mini-resort for trekking and birdwatching, and is fast becoming a foodie destination in its own right. One well known food bible recently named it: ‘The best restaurant between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai’ and it certainly lived up to its accolade.

If you are looking for a place to get away from the bustling urban jungle, Chiang Dao Nest is a back-to-nature experience that’s hard to beat. With car rental cost at around 1000 Baht a day, my husband and I decided to make a weekend of it and explore the surrounding area. We took Highway 107 north from Chiang Mai towards Fang and Tha Ton and drove 72km to Chiang Dao town.

The scenic drive was easy and you really felt like you were getting away from the city as we weaved our way up the…