For those wanting to splurge or if you want to get a good taste of historical life in the by gone British colonial era, check in as a guest at 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai. Just walking through the front doors and onto the vast grounds you immediately begin to feel as if you have been transported back in time. You will not find a better example of 5 star boutique hotel. Here you will receive attentive service in a very private and beautiful setting. Heritage antiquities from the East Borneo Company who first built 137 Pillars House in the 1890’s are on display. The attention to detail, the quality of the teak finishings, the furniture, the art, everything about 137 Pillars House brings to mind feelings that you are living in old Chiang Mai in another time. Here you are not just staying at a deluxe 5 start boutique hotel, at 137 Pillars House, you are living the experience of the finer things in life as they were in the 1890’s. Have a martini while you play a game of chess. Read books and enjoy fine art on display on the dining rooms or plush luxurious cocktail lounge. The landscaped grounds provide comfortable nooks to enjoy a private lunch or drink. 137 Pillars House is located in the center of Chiang Mai only a few minutes walk from the Ping River and all the fine restaurants, shops and art galleries. You don’t need taxi’s or tuk tuk’s here. This very fine hotel comes highly recommended to all guests as a special occasion or just because you only want the best! p.s. these pictures were taken with an iphone.