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Spotlight on Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Spotlight on Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

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Spacious Lanna-style pavilions overlook terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailand’s northern capital. From the Thai cooking school to the acclaimed spa and flawless service, a signature Four Seasons experience. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai includes 81 remarkably spacious accommodations: 64 pavilions and 17 Resort residences with one, two or three bedrooms. All feature polished teak wood floors, rich Thai cotton decorations and beautiful Siamese art under a vaulted ceiling with cooling overhead fans. Technology incorporates a satellite television, DVD player and wireless Internet access. The oversized bathroom features a double vanity, a separate shower and a deep soaking bathtub – with windows overlooking a secluded garden planted with ferns and tropical plants.

All accommodations include a covered outdoor veranda – known as a sala – that features a wood floor and a high ceiling with fan. A northern Thai-style daybed and chairs are perfect for reading or meditation, while the dining table invites romantic breakfasts or intimate dinner parties. Enchanting views highlight gardens, terraced rice paddies and mountains in the distance.

Savour the unique flavours of northern and vegetarian Thai specialties at Sala Mae Rim, renowned for its sumptuous Thai cuisine. A high teak wood ceiling complements Northern Thai artifacts and sweeping views of the Mae Rim Valley. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The capital of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai was known as the Lanna Kingdom in the 13th century. (Lanna means “the land of a million rice fields.”) In those days, the boundaries of the kingdom stretched far into Burma and Laos. Today, this history has led to a blend of cultures that gives the north of Thailand its distinctive charm and unique traditions. The landscape is still covered with vividly green rice fields.

Chiang Mai is often fondly called the Rose of the North for its beauty and spirit. Meeting local people in city’s handicraft centres and centuries-old temples, it’s easy to feel their sense of sanuk – which means “fun” – as they welcome visitors with an attitude that is both warm and captivating.