Wednesday, April 30, 2008

baankrating Resort

Inspired by the calm and peaceful atmosphere of Pai, Baan Krating Pai is located on the bank of Pai River where a field of jasmine rice cherishes healthily on our property. The resort is surrounded by rolling-hills and a naturally border of teak wood forest.

The town of Pai is known as one of the most tranquil and scenic town of Northern Thailand. Despite the small size of Pai, the town is serving as a home to a diverse group of mountain tribes include Shan, Karen, Haw Hmong, Muslims from Myanmar and Yananese Chinese. Pai is truly an undiscovered international Utopia.

A boutique resort with 32 private villas and a restaurant are serving to nature lovers and outdoor adventure seekers. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of Pai and easy living nature of local people have created Baan Krating Pai to be one of the most comfortable boutique resorts in town.

The 32 private and cozy deluxe villas have a view of our homegrown jasmine rice and interconnected water lagoon. With the simple Northern architect, our rooms are simple and comfortable with a changing color of the Northern forest.

Deluxe villas:
A single stand-alone villa overlooking the rice paddy field and teak wood forest is best for young honeymooners who seek a romantic and peaceful stay.

Deluxe pavilion:
A double-bay villa with a garden and easy access to the swimming pool is perfect for family with children or a group of friends who would like to enjoy their holiday together.

Junior suite:

An oversized room with daybed has the best view of the Pai River and locates within a walking distance from the swimming pool.


The one and only oversized suite in the resort is comfortable with separate living room. The guests will have a panoramic view of the jasmine rice paddy field.

In all private villas, the following amenities are available for our guests’ enjoyment.
Individually controlled air-conditioning.

Remote-controlled satellite color television.

Mini bar and tea & coffee making amenities.

Telephone with long distance service and IDD service.

Hair dryer.
Hot & cold water shower.
Private balcony with outdoor furniture

Baan Krating Pai not only offers comfortable accommodations, but also the largest full-service dining and seminar facility in town. Guests can also visit the afternoon fresh market to select their favorite ingredients to be prepared by our own local chefs.

Our facilities and services for guests are as follow:
Baan Krating All Day Dining Restaurant: all day dining facility serving Northern Thai cuisine from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. (please attach recommended menu and drink list).
Seminar Center: the 120 seats fully air-conditioned seminar rooms.
A free-form swimming pool with outdoor Jacuzzi and sundeck.
A small but cozy antique wooden recreational building by Pai River.
Laundry service
Excursion service by local tour operators.
An air-conditioned van service to Chiang Mai.

The local attractions for Amphur Pai are to explore the beauty of Northern nature through out-door activities and mingle with the local crowed at the afternoon fresh market. The beautiful nature and diverse Northern culture support each other in a way that has established Pai as a unique destination for many travelers.

Leisure and outdoor activities:

Bicycle or motorbike sightseeing tour around Amphur Pai

Elephant safari by the rice paddy field

River kayaking in Pai River or whitewater rafting with professionals (July to December)

Trekking to hill tribe village and visit the natural waterfall

Enjoy bathing in the natural hot spring and traditional Thai massage

Walking tour in the boutique town of Pai to visit art galleries and boutique bars & restaurants.

Amphor Pai is 135 kilometers from Chiang Mai and 111 kilometers from Mae Hong Sorn. Even though it will take about 3 hours of driving from Mae Ma Lai intersection, but the guests will experience one of the most beautiful driving scenery along the Northern hilltop of Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Sorn.
Following the sign of Baan Krating Pai Resort toward Belle Villa Resort, guests will cross a small Mae Nam Pai Bridge to see our Baan Krating All Day Dining Restaurant and the main entrace of our resort on the right.

The most attractive provinces in the Northern Thailand are Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. Normally, tourists often choose to visit Chiang Mai for a few days, before getting further to Mae Hong Son. A town of Pai is approximately 137 and 111 kilometers away from Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son town respectively. This small town is, thus, like the midpoint of the long road and long journey.

Tourism at Pai started around 1987. Previously it was just a town to pass by, with only a few guesthouses. However, when more tourists discover the charm of this town from the friendliness of Pai people to the popular tourist attractions ranging from natural hot springs, waterfalls, and temples; whereas rafting along Pai river and Kong river is the most interesting activity tourists should not miss.

There are many interesting tourist attractions that tourists could visit on the way to Pai.
I. Hot Spring (Pong Duat Geyser)
Located approximately 60 kilometers away from Pai Town, the Hot Spring called Pong Duat Geyser is the first attraction to visit if you come along Mae Malai-Pai Road. Sometimes the hot water will come up as high as 2 meters. The temperature of the hot spring surface is 90-99 celsius, whereas the underside is 176-203 celsius.
II. Huai Nam Dang National Park
Located about 40 kilometers away from Pai town, this national park has been popular and familiar among tourist for a long time. The highlight of this park is the scenery of Talay Mok, or the misty sea of ranges of mountains.
III. Mo Paeng Waterfall
Mo Paeng Waterfall is the second most beautiful waterfall after Mae Yen Water fall. It is only 9 kilometers away from Pai town, tourists could just drive a car or even a bicycle to this attraction. Mo Paeng Waterfall is a three-leveled, 10 meters wide and 15 meter-high Waterfall. The second and the third levels are pretty large and safe for swimming.
IV. Pai Canyon
Pai Canyon or Kong Lan is another interesting tourist attraction in Pai. The steep cliff has been eroded for a long time ago. The valley is 20 meters deep, amidst the scenic settings of the red hill covered with Dry Dipterocarp Forest and pine forest. It is better to visit in the early morning or later evening to avoid the extremely hot temperature in the afternoon.
V. Nam Hoo Temple
Wat Nam Hoo or Nam Hoo Temple is also an ancient temple of Pai Town. The temple was built in 1952 by a village headman and his people who have found
Baan Krating Pai – Mae Hong Son
119 Moo 2, Tambol Wiangnuer, Amphoe Pai,
Mae Hong Son 58130 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 53 698-255, +66 (0) 53 699-595
Fax: +66 (0) 53 698-256

Bangkok Office
2013 New Petchburi Road, Bangkapi,
Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320
Tel: +66(0) 2 718-0854, +66(0)2 718-0858
Fax: +66(0) 2 718-0849

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rooks Holiday Hotel & Resort

Mae Hong Son, is a three seasonal misty town, a mingling of Thai-Yai and Burmese culture, expressed through incomparable ancient temples, visit a 200 metres Mae Surin Water Fall or a year-round gorgeous Pasua water fall experience the Long-necked Karen's way of life and a millions of wondrous Pluang fish at Tampla (fish cave) forest park. See the beauty of stalagmites and stalactites in LOD CAVE and the renowned BUA-TONG PASTURE where golden Bua-Tong flowers brighten up the valley. Resides, if you want more experience, we're happy to present joyful and exciting activity like BOATING or RAFTING along the Pai river, or and ELEPHANT RIDE in a jungle TREKKING. add the matchless and memorable experience to your life at Rooks Holiday .. today

H O T E L In the midst of the fascinating valley of northern Thailand , Mae Hong Son, situates the Rooks Holiday Hotel & Resort. The hotel decorating in the Thai-Yai and modern style in harmony with local but classic. We accommodate 114 suite & superior rooms with full facilities.

R E S O R T There are 70 units bungalows have both front and back porches providing you great places for nice cool morning air. Atmosphere for a special person like you. Complete with a good hotel service and the same facilities.

Child policy:
- Meal discount 50 percents between 4-11 years old and not more than 120 Cm. highs.
- Every child must be mentioned on reservation.
- Baby cot is free of charge.
- An Extra bed is at the cost of 900 Baht (ABF. Included)

Meal :
- Children under 3 years old are free of charge for all buffet meals.
- Children 12 years old and above are considered as adult.

Compulsory Grand Dinner :
- New Year's Eve 31 Dec at Baht 900 per adult and Baht 450per child under 12 years old
- Songkran day 13 Apr Baht 900 per adult and Baht 450 per child under 12 years old
Special rate for Group please contact directly to the resort since rates change according to season.
Transfer roundtrip (Airport Hotel Airport) Baht 100 per person

By Car
Mae Hong Son is located 924 kilometres from Bangkok . Drive from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then choose the following routes to Mae Hong Son:
Chiang Mai - Hod - Mae Sariang - Khun Yuam - Mae Hong Son (Route 108)ย a distance of 349 kilometres.
Chiang Mai - Mae Malai - Pai - Mae Hong Son (Route 1095), a distance of 245 kilometres.

By Bus
An air-conditioned bus which runs directly from Bangkok to Mae Hong Son every day. The bus departs from Chatuchak (Mochit 2) Bus Terminal at 6 p.m.
By Rail
One can travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by rail and then continue to Mae Hong Son by bus.

By Air
Nok Air flies Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Mae Hong Son daily.
BP Air flies Bangkok-Mae Hong Son direct (Please check schedule)

Travel from Chiang Mai

By Car
Mae Hong Son can be reached from Chiang Mai either by Highway No. 108 via Hod - Mae Sariang, or Highway No. 1095 via Pai.

By Bus
Chiang Mai-Mae Hong Son buses departing from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal every day. The buses which run along Highway No.108 leave Chiang Mai frequently from 6.30 a.m. 9 p.m. The buses which run along Highway No. 1095 leave Chiang Mai from 7 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

By Air
There are daily flight from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. Tourists are advised to book tickets at least 2 days before departure. Contact Nok Air's Hotline: 1318.

Try a bird-eye view on our scenery viewing tower. Both of all provide you swimming pool, poolside bar, laundry service.

  • Music hall & 11 VIP karaoke rooms
  • International restaurant
  • Tradition Thai massage - foot & oil massage
  • Conference room
  • Grand swimming pool
  • Riverside food centre
  • Snooker club
  • Mini theatre
  • Car rent service by avis

Visit the early morning market.
Then transfer for visit the temple Wat Phra Non with the huge image of reclining Buddha in Myanmar 's style. Visit Wat Chong Klang the Wat Chong Kum with house glass paintings and woodcarving brought from Myanmar.Over 100 years ago. Visit Tham Pla forest park . To see the fish cave, a holy place where many strangely big fish from the subterranean cave.Sight seeing along the Pai river by Motor boat and go jungle trekking on an elephant, visit the long necked Karen's village (Padong tribe), the long ear Karen's village, Ka-ya Karen's village

114/5-7 Khunlumprapas Rd., Jongkham, Amphur-Muang, Mae Hong Son 58000, Thailand
4 Viphavadeerangsit Rd. (Soi 2), Dindang,
Bangkok 10400 , Thailand
Telephone : 66-2-277-5256 , 692-0031
FAX : 66-2-692-0094