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

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