Found at the heart of an area once known as the Lanna Kingdom, and surrounded by rolling hills and vivid green rice fields, Chiang Mai makes for a sublime destination for soft adventures and landlubbers, and for those looking for a holistic approach to their Chiang Mai holiday.
For landlubbers – think scenic hikes through the Doi Inthanon National Park or in and around the Chiang Dao area, white-water rafting along the Mae Tang River, and cycling down leisurely biking routes.
For culture and history enthusiasts, the ‘Rose of the North’, which still preserves the essence of an ancient village, slower paced and more easy-going, teems with impressive temples. Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Sing, and Wat Chiang Man (the city’s oldest temple), are must-sees and evoke living community centres clustered conveniently close to each other. And in a city where handicrafts reign supreme it is no surprise to find markets and shopping opportunities in abundance.
For a holistic approach to your stay, step into the spa at Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection and enter an oasis of harmony for the body, mind and spirit that caters exclusively for your pleasure and well-being. Your stay includes a 60-minute Thai massage, an invigorating and rejuvenating experience.