The weather gods were kind on us and we arrived at Balloon point and had our mini breakfast while the balloon was being gassed. Once we were ready the owner broke us easily on the mechanics of balloon flying and explained to us precisely how the balloon was being flown and showed us small maneuvers by acting on the burners. We were able to do several sorties over the rice fields and wave to the workers there. The experience is exhilarating with the wind on your face and a floating feeling.Visited January 2018
About 20 minutes before the traditional dance show starts, entry into the open-air venue is permitted. After being shown to your seat, and depending on whether you chose to sit up front or near the back, you can either sit or recline on your cushions placed on the floor or sit traditional style at tables prepared again in the traditional style. Once seated, the feast begins. Each dish is brought out in small bowls and served on tiered platters. As soon as the food level in each dish decreases, a new bowl of food is brought. This happens throughout the show or until you let them know you have had enough. Drinks however are not part of package so you have to pay for those yourself. While eating the dancers perform to traditional music in their traditional Lanna costumes.Visited January 2018
Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.