Our hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of all that Chiang Mai has to offer. You will delight in being pampered after spending each day enjoying this historic and vibrant city. You can enjoy some of the most popular attractions without the need to waste time traveling while enjoying the peace and tranquility of our oasis in the city.
Songkran marks the Thai new year, and it is a time of refreshing, renewal and the giving of thanks as families gather together and celebrate the newness of life. The festival is renowned for the sprinkling of water on elder members of families and the drenching of people in the streets across the country. People line streets in front of their homes and businesses and spray, pour, shower and hose down passers by with torrents of water while dousing revelers with a colorful chalky powder. This celebration can last for a couple of days to nearly a week in some cities, and it is great fun and an experience that should not be missed. However, it is important to dress for the occasion, keep valuables safely in your room so they don't get ruined and prepare to enjoy this delightful time of year to its fullest. Thais tend to be a playful and fun-loving bunch, and this festival brings out the best in people as they say goodbye to the misfortunes and problems of the past and embrace the promise of a good new year. The festival traditionally falls around the second week of April, and rooms fill up fast as people from around the world come to experience this unique festival.
Loi Kratong is the annual festival of lights that occurs in the beginning of November. The sheer beauty of seeing countless lights being floated on beaches, rivers, lakes and pools illuminates the night with enchantment. Paper lanterns are also released in countless numbers, and they float magically into the sky and cast a warm and magical glow across the ground below. Each light represents a prayer and a wish that gets carried by the water, and you may see some of your dreams come true if you are lucky enough to be here during this special time.
This amazing zoo is nestled in the foothills of Doi Suthep and provides a beautiful home for over 400 species of exotic and beautiful animals. Great care and attention is given to provide animals with a natural and safe habitat, and this wondrous place is home to pandas, giraffes, zebras, dingoes, tigers and even penguins. There is a campsite as well as numerous cafes that make enjoying the zoo an absolute pleasure. Visitors are able to get very close to the animals, and the sheer diversity of wildlife make it a must-see for anyone who visits Chiang Mai.
Enjoy taking a supervised tour through a beautiful national park and encounter a hippo, rhino, bathing elephants, bears and a host of other wondrous creatures along the way. There are various options available that include a journey through an African safari as well as a walking area where you can get up close with some of the most magnificent creatures in the world. Tours are professionally managed, safe and reasonably priced. There are few places in the world where you can experience so much, and you will also be supporting a resource that also provides vocational and educational training.
This gorgeous and historic temple complex situated on the top of Doi Suthep is a treasure that should not be missed. It is an active monastery and one of the most sacred sites in the region. Experience the Buddhist tradition in this holy place nestled among amazing natural beauty. All proceeds go to supporting the religious activities as well as the maintenance of these unique and historic buildings.
Visit and encounter the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and gaze upon beautiful stone and gold structures that house two very revered Buddhas. The Crystal Buddha is known to protect against disaster while the Phra Sila Buddha has the power to bring life-giving rain. Approach this sacred space with an open heart and leave with your spirit empowered, nourished and refreshed.