March 11, 2007 |
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi , 51/4 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand; 011-66-53-888-888, www.mandarinoriental.com . An extraordinary theme park of a resort on 60 landscaped acres about 20 minutes east of town. It re-creates a range of Thai architectural styles - including a gilded Buddhist temple and wooden rice barn. It has a rice paddy with water buffaloes, several swimming pools, tennis courts, four restaurants, a cooking academy and spa. Doubles from $450.
May 5, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO CHIANG MAI, THAILAND From LAX, Thai Airways, Korean, Singapore and Cathay Pacific offer connecting service (change of plane) to Chiang Mai. Restricted round-trip airfare begins at $923, including taxes and fees. Chai Lai Orchid, 202 Moo 9, T Mae Win, Mae Wang, Thailand; 011-66-906-702-693, http://www.chailaiorchid.com . The standard and deluxe rooms, $80 and $94 a night, respectively, have air conditioning, mini-bars and outdoor seating. Lanna rooms, for larger groups, are $80 a night, and Thai-style eco-huts with grass roofs are $60 a night.
June 21, 1994 |
About 200 people in Bangladesh reportedly smashed windows at two electrical stations after a power failure cut off the telecast of the U.S.-Switzerland game. Two Bangladesh power plant employees were said to be injured in a separate attack by fans angered by an electrical outage. * "Keep the TV down low," the People's Daily in China said in a front-page commentary. "When you see a great goal, keep your emotions under control. Don't shout loudly or applaud.
January 19, 2003
I was confused by Jerry Haines' article "Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful on a Low-Cost Airline Pass to Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Taiwan" (Jan. 12). Haines and his wife spent $6,300 on about four weeks in Asia. His trip was hardly low cost. Because he couldn't meet the air pass travel window, he and his wife paid almost $1,000 each (not including all taxes) for the air pass, which essentially got them extra flights to Bangkok, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
October 8, 1989 |
Air America (Carolco). Shooting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. star as unconventional fliers in this action adventure spotlighting the aviation antics at "Air America," the world's most secret airline. Executive producers Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna. Producer Daniel Melnick. Director Roger Spottiswoode. Screenwriters John Eskow and Richard Rush. Distributor Tri-Star (U.S.), Carolco (foreign). Summer release. Back Stab (Allegro/Westwind). Shooting in Montreal.
February 1, 1998
Below, inns and hotels that rated tops for "romantic quotient" out of 110 lodgings reviewed last year by Barbara Brass' "Romantic Hideaways" newsletter, whose average subscriber earns $372,709 yearly. Price a problem? Try the B&Bs. Caribbean Hideaways LODGING: Le Toiny, Saint-Barthelemy, French West Indies NIGHTLY RATES: $860 LODGING: Eden Rock, Saint-Barthelemy, French West Indies NIGHTLY RATES: $425 * American Hideaways LODGING: The Inn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.