Fang’s most upmarket spot
Somehow out of place in central Fang, boutique-style Viengkaew Resort would seem much more at home somewhere like Pai.
Mind you, in Pai they’d be charging twice as much and these spacious, beautifully decorated, individual chalets are a very good deal if you have a bit of cash to spare. There are only five chalets in total, set to the side of a small but cute garden, with a pleasant old wooden restaurant, reception and seating area opposite. The restaurant serves an included breakfast and drinks but is only open for meals during high season.
The rooms are seriously spacious and come with private balconies. Though their construction is concrete, the floors are tiled in a dark turquoise and the tasteful decoration is Lanna style. Chalets have a TV, fridge, air-con, WiFi, large ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and tea and coffee in your room. This is luxury for, in low season, a mere 1,000 baht for two people. English is spoken by the friendly and helpful staff, who’ll also provide suggestions and information on the surrounds.
Viengkaew is located a short walk up the hill behind the traffic lights, just past the intersection with Wat Chong Paeng. At that same intersection you’ll also see Wiangkaew Hotel to your right which is owned by the same family but has somewhat rundown, grungy rooms for 250 to 350 baht. Carry straight on up the hill for 150 metres or so to find the resort.
Address: 383 Moo 3, Wiang district, Fang
T: (089) 600 0655;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º12'53.37" E, 19º55'24.65" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
|1,000 baht||1,500 baht|
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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