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347 Kiewkan village , Moo 6 Tambol Rimkhong, Chiang Khong 57140 Thailand
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#2 of 22 Specialty lodging in Chiang Khong
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The Lanjia, or 'peaceful' in Hmong language, is an eco-friendly community-based lodge nestled high on a hill in Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand. Offering dramatic vistas of the Mekong Valley and Laos, it is in complete harmony with the lush green environment as well as the Hmong and Lahu villages in which it is located. Your hosts at the Lanjia Lodge are the proud Hmong and Lahu villagers who take care of all visitors and all activities at the lodge during your stay. All visitors are taken on personal tours of the villages where they can freely intermingle and even meet the local shamans. Contributions from your stay will be used on community projects that will improve the local hill tribe people's living conditions. A variety of packages is available, all of which have been created to give you an insight into the culture of the Hmong and Lahu people. Choose from trekking tours, a boat ride on the mighty Mekong River or a visit to the nearby Golden Triangle. The lodge is only 30 minute drive to the Thailand-Laos border and immigration check-point where many tourists board an overnight boat to the world heritage site of Luang Prabang, Laos. There is no public transportation between Lanjia Lodge and the border. We can arrange a car or a van for guests who stay at the lodge and continue their trip to Luang Prabang. Our prices include accommodation in comfortable king-size or twin bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms (where applicable), electric fans (non air-conditioned), meals and drinks as specified in the programs, as well as English speaking tour/activity guides.
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347 Kiewkan village , Moo 6 Tambol Rimkhong, Chiang Khong 57140 Thailand
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Jo G wrote a review Mar 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom232 contributions186 helpful votes
Four of us stayed here for one night after a Luang Say boat trip upriver from Luang Prabang. I wish we had stayed longer here rather than going on to Chiang Rai (which holds few attractions). It was all a bit confusing at first when we arrived because most staff speak very little English. A man came and grabbed one of our bags and dashed off. We were told to follow him - which we did, carrying the rest of our suitcases, running down a long flight of steps and into a building which we assumed was the hotel reception but actually it was our own bamboo lodge. We didn't realise that the staff member was expecting to run back up the steps and fetch the rest of our bags! He pointed out two bedrooms. We were greeted by a young lady as well. We helped ourselves to the bedrooms. Fairly shortly after this the man in charge of the Lodge, who speaks excellent English, arrived and explained that this was our private residence and the young local man and woman were our own staff for our stay. They would serve our meals, get us drinks etc. The whole arrangement was really charming. Our dinner was served by them pretty soon afterwards, unfortunately rather cold by the time it had been carried down from the kitchen but very good quality. A group of Hmong and Lahu tribespeople performed a brief dance for us on our dining terrace also. The next morning after breakfast a local guide arrived to take us for a walk around the Lahu and Hmong villages nearby, including the local school, and for an introduction to Batik. This was a really genuine experience - not a model village. According to the programme given on the Luang Say website, we were expecting to be transferred to Chiang Rai at 3.30 but our car arrived at 1.30 so we left fairly soon after a very good lunch, again served by our house staff on our veranda. Shame. We would rather have stayed. So, we could have done with a bit more information about what has happening when but we really enjoyed our brief stay. The bamboo lodges were surprisingly comfortable and peaceful and food was amazingly good, given the village location. Beware that this place is not for the unfit - steep slopes and multiple steps inevitable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Jo, Firstly, let me express my sincere gratitude for your kind words, for having been our guests at Lanjia Lodge and for taking the time to write this review, to which I happily reply. Your arrival experience shows how important it is for the Manager, Khun Rangsan, to be on hand whenever guests come to check-in, since most of the local staff - all hill tribe people from the adjacent Hmong and Lahu hill tribe village - hardly speak any English. And believe me, this is already an improvement by 500% to the level we were when we started operating. I feel, however, that through the gracious personality and welcoming attitude, they are forgiven quickly. The village visit and the brief class about making the local Hmong Batik are - indeed - genuine experiences and not scripted. We want our guests to immerse in the local culture and get to know the quality of life hill tribe people have (or have not). I will look for opportunities to keep the food - which obviously was delicious - warm longer, so guests can really enjoy the true tastes and flavours of the Northern Thai cuisine. Again, thank you for having been our guests, and I will work to improve the reading and information material we have and see if we can add more to make our guests stay even more meaningful . With kind regards, Sincerely yours, Manfred ILG General Manager
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whaleshark32 wrote a review Nov 2019
Derby, United Kingdom1741 contributions85 helpful votes
Chose this place as it was close to Chiang Khong to avoid a really early start from Chiang Rai and the reviews seemed good. Maybe it was the lack of sleep that tainted our views of this place. For the price point you would expect better amenities. It’s just really weird, there are other guests but they stay in the other lodges. The couple that serve you meals sit in opposite alcoves in the lodge on their phones, very limited English so no interaction with them. The traditional dance and music is thankfully short, oh how we laughed when we heard the next lodge getting their earful. The food is great but again a really weird experience. One dollop of rice at the beginning and the bowl is taken away to return twenty minutes later for another dollop whereas the rest of the food (Soup, mains, dessert) is placed on the table at the same time. Take plenty of bug spray as doors are left open with lights on during cleaning and the mosquito net raised whilst making the bed meant lots inside the net when dropped. An ants nest in the bathroom was dealt with quickly. It’s a modern village, mobile phone masts, satellite dishes, cars and mopeds and large enough to support a Buddhist temple, Christian Church, 7th Day Adventist and two shamans. The bamboo walls of the lodge offer no sound insulation so in addition to the modern day sounds there is also the cackling of nocturnal birds and then the cockerels (bred for their crowing ability) start competing at 2.00 a.m. for the rest of the night. My noise cancelling headphones couldn’t cope. We did the waterfall trek, no jungle left just secondary bamboo. Billed as 3-4 hours we did it in just an hour and a half including transport. Probably shortened because we didn’t swim, it was knee deep at best and the floor of the pool was thick with rotting leaves. The waterfall will be dry unless they get more rain soon. This was 1,900 baht per person so not cheap. In summary if you are heading for the slow boat, go straight to Chiang Khong and then stay at the Sanctuary Lodge in Pakbeng, a fabulous hotel with stunning views over the Mekong. If you go with Shompoo you will see the difference in a Laos village.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Whaleshark32. Thank you for having been our guests at Lanjia Lodge. As you mention yourself in the title of your review: "Not for me", the Lodge is, indeed, not built to please everyone, but merely a niche market of guests who are informed prior to their visit of what they can expect. The Lodge, nestled between a Hmong and a Lahu hill tribe village, wants to be part of the community we serve and in which we live in - this shows in the authentic building style and materials, the staff, which are all hill tribe people from the adjacent village (and thus able to make a living without having to leave their families and move to the larger cities) and in our efforts preserving culture and traditions, i.e. Shamanism and the dances and music you quoted as being laughable. I do apologise for the fact that Mother Nature - with all her beauty - comes with side effects such as "bugs" and bird noises - something that can be really disturbing to us living in the city and used to a very different kind of noise pollution. The natural surroundings change with the seasons, thus, it always pays to be informed prior to taking journeys, despite the fact that it becomes more and more difficult nowadays to properly predict the climate. I regret we were not able to meet your expectations, but showcasing something we are not, do not want to be and do not believe in is not part of our business, but promoting sustainable and responsible tourism, benefiting the local communities we work with, is. Thank you and with kind regards, Manfred ILG General Manager
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labbott wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto112 contributions78 helpful votes
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This is my favorite kind of adventure. Peaceful, glorious surroundings, supporting the local communities and meeting the local people. The Lodge is private, safe, and peaceful. You have your own staff, spectacular freah homemade Thai meals and a chance to explore the local country side.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AsianOasisTravel, General Manager at Lanjia Lodge
Responded Nov 21, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your kind review. You surely grasped our concept: unpretentious, community-based, sustainable and responsible tourism. It has been the Lanjia Lodge team's pleasure serving you! With kind regards, Manfred ILG - General Manager
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Nok_Chanokporn wrote a review Oct 2019
Bangkok, Thailand279 contributions68 helpful votes
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It’s hidden gems in Chiang Rai province. Small boutique and eco friendly place in the Hmong village. Staff will very attentive, great hospitality and available all the time. Resort provide you the village your to discover Hmong & Lahu’s culture and their belief.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 21, 2019
Dear Khun Nok, Thank you for your kind review of Lanjia Lodge and our services. It has been our pleasure serving you and look forward to a return visit in the future. With kind regards, Manfred ILG - General Manager
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vamsally wrote a review Apr 2019
Seattle, Washington709 contributions231 helpful votes
if you are looking for a fancy hotel, this is not the place to go. It is definitely rustic and can be little uncomfortable at times, but all the amenities are there (hot shower, flushing toilet, comfortable bed). It is located at a lovely part of the northern Thailand. The food is simply marvelous.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from AsianOasisTravel, General Manager at Lanjia Lodge
Responded Apr 26, 2019
Dear vamsally, Thank you for having been our guests at Lanjia Lodge. The Lodge - as you clearly stated - is not a luxury Lodge, but an ecolodge managed under the community-based tourism concept. We strive to provide all the necessary facilities and ensure that they are in proper working condition and that the Lodge offers a clean and safe environment. More importantly, however, is that we aim to connect you - our guests - to the local community and provide you with a rewarding and satisfactory (learning) experience. Thank you again and hope to see you back soon, Sincerely yours, Manfred ILG - General Manager
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dozza64 wrote a review Mar 2019
Perth, Australia25 contributions27 helpful votes
Stayed just one night in this lodge, which is run to benefit the local hill tribe community. We were the only people staying in our lodge (each of 4 lodges have 4 rooms), we loved the sense of peace and tranquility and enjoyed the fact that we were by ourselves. If you are seeking lots of entertainment then this is probably not the place for you to stay. The food is brought to your own terrace and served by a host couple, who were attentive and eager to please, there was no choice at dinner , but they provided vegetarian food for me as requested and it was delicious. The room was basic, as to be expected but the bed was comfortable and had a mosquito net and there was instant hot water when needed for showering.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Annawhartonp wrote a review Jan 2019
Beals, Maine42 contributions30 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights here and participated in all the activities. We felt we got a real feel for the life here and enjoyed every minute. They also helped us arrange a trip on our last day to see the wats and do some errands in Chiang Khong and arranged our onward travel by boat to Luang Prabang. They do a great job incorporating the community members into the day to day work of the Lodge and clearly have had an impact on the quality of life of the 2 local tribes. Our guide Chak was superb in all ways and we felt we made a friend. The accommodation was quite comfortable for our family and we had a whole house to ourselves. It could have been close quarters if there had been others there as well. The food was healthy and well prepared although not as warm as it could be because of logistics.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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MadKas wrote a review Jan 2019
Zurich, Switzerland161 contributions46 helpful votes
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We stayed for 2 nights and had a great time far from mass tourism and close to nature. What we liked especially: - 3 hours hike with our very nature knowledgeable guide through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall - walk with our guide through the tribe village including seeing the shaman and doing a little batic work - boat trip on the Mekong with our guide including a nice lunch and a small walk along the shore - own walk above the village through the pineapple and banana cultures with great view down to the Mekong - enjoying the view from our great terrasse of the nice and clean lodge only critics: - we were happy that the music performance after dinner was very short - music bad and no enthousiasm (we have seen much better ones...) - the taste of the meals was very good but unfortunately it was always cold as they brought it far from the kitchen and in very cold plates - propose to have warmers on the tables where dinner is served
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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J T wrote a review Nov 2018
Cranleigh, United Kingdom34 contributions34 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here with the intention of relaxing at the start of our holiday. The setting was peaceful with a lovely view and our hosts were very attentive. Our visit to both villages were interesting but be prepared that it may not be as “authentic” as expected. We also had our lodge to ourselves - if you enjoy the company of others in the evening you may find it too quiet.If you are looking for a relaxing stay then this is the place to be. If you are looking to support local tribes then this project is well established and over the following few days in Laos we saw other villages with a very poor standard of living - certainly no mobile phones, satellite dishes and motor bikes.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joanne D wrote a review Jun 2018
Highlands Ranch, Colorado11 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the Lanjia lodge and had a wonderful serene experience. The lodge has a beautiful deck overlooking the Mekong river and the hills. Both the staff and the nearby villagers are amazing and interesting. The food was delicious and plentiful. I would recommend trekking to get the full experience. PS, it’s in the jungle so be sure to bring your big spray 😃
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Lanjia Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, Lanjia Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Lanjia Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Old Town Chiangkhong (8.1 miles).