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Why we like it
- An eco-friendly community based lodge
- An authentic experience with hill tribe locals
- Meals are prepared by the local Lahu and Hmong villagers, who are masters of local cuisine and have perfected the art of western meals too
- Simple and comfortable accommodation
- A percentage of revenue from guests' stays is used to support community projects
- Activities include rain forest trekking, climbs to waterfalls, rice fields and birdwatching
- For travellers looking to explore Chiang Rai and nature lovers this is a must add to any Thai holiday
A highlight of a stay at Lanjia Lodge is a day trekking in the jungles near the Thai/Laos border and visiting the area's hilltibe villages - truly enlightening.
Vicky was excellent - replied to numerous e-mails very quickly and was able to get us an upgrade. She was brilliant and it was appreciated
- AJ, Kent
Lanjia Lodge is an eco-friendly community based lodge perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong River near the Northern Thai border with Laos. It has been built in a traditional village style and is in perfect harmony with its setting within a Hmong and Lahu community. There are four guest lodges each having four bedrooms with modern comforts and all are identical. This is not a luxury five star hotel but what it lacks in modern amenities and frills it gains in its philanthropic ways. A percentage of revenue from guests' stays is used to support community projects to improve local living conditions for the hilltribes. The overriding philosophy of Lanjia is of a visible, genuine and sustainable interaction between guests and villagers.
Best time to be there
November to March. April is often the hottest month of the year, and also the month of the celebratory 'Songkran' festivals. May to October is the rainy season, with short bursts of rainstorms refreshing the green paddy fields once more.
Bangkok (British Airways/Qantas/Eva Airways/Thai Airways)
11 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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