With summer in full swing, the scenic resorts of Four Seasons in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai offer vacationers a wonderful opportunity to discover the beauty, spirituality and rich cultural heritage of northern Thailand.
Nestled among emerald rice fields, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a sanctuary of well-being, perfect for unwinding, recharging and finding your fulfilment with individually-tailored experiences. Enjoy the Lana architecture of the resort investing in your physical rejuvenation, mental equilibrium, spiritual renewal, social harmony, and true nourishment with a combination of immersive experiences curated to your own personal style.
Just a four-hour drive away – bordering Myanmar and Laos – is Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offering visitors the experience of luxury glamping. Guests can explore spectacular mountain trails or bamboo jungles and unwind in and open-air spa deep into the forests where expert therapists help you unwind with the healing properties of mountain herbs and local spices – all while enjoying the resort’s signature hospitality and all-inclusive experiences.
Slow down a while as you embrace the northern region of Thailand replete with famous temples. Each temple has its own significance, offering visitors a glimpse into spiritual traditions and cultural heritage that is so unique to this Land.“While Chiang Mai is known as the cultural capital of Thailand, there are equally stunning temples and unique architecture that are prominent in the Chiang Rai region,” explains Smriti Khandelwal, Senior Director of Marketing for the Four Seasons Resorts of Thailand.
Enjoy a day exploring the famous temples of Chiang Mai; Wat Phra that Doi Suthep, adorned with intricate carvings, golden pagodas and beautiful murals is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and home to a revered relic of Lord Buddha. Located in the heart of the city, 14th century Wat Chedi Luang was once home to the Emerald Buddha and holds strong historical significance in the region. This temple’s main attraction is its massive stupa that stands approximately 60 meters in height, which is an impressive sight to see. Explore the blending of Lanna and Burmese styles of architecture visible in the beautiful golden pagodas and vast courtyards of Wat Phra Singh, situated within the old city walls or enjoy the exquisite craftsmanship of Wat Phan Tao a temple whose main structure is made entirely of teak wood, showcasing traditional Lanna – style architecture.
A curated experience by Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, invites guests to explore the vibrant culture of Chiang Rai through its most striking sights. As part of the Colours of Chiang Rai destination experience, the Camp’s guide take guests to various venues of significance that are strikingly colourful with enriching tales.
Red – At this Chinese temple, Wat Huay Pla Kung (also nicknamed the “9-tier temple”), a dragon-flanked staircase leads you to a nine-storey golden pagoda, while a massive white statue of the Buddha offers blessings where another Guan Yin image in carved wood is installed at the centre.
Blue – Wat Rong Sua Ten, also known as the Blue Temple, is an intricate masterpiece wrought in blue and gold that remains hidden from most tourists.
Black – Take a tour of the Black House (Baan Dam Museum), a cluster of 40 black “houses” displaying a private collection of provocative art from late national artist Thawan Duchanee, who was born in Chiang Rai and left a lasting impression on the Thai art scene.
White – Wat Rong Khun or White Temple has a heaven like, all white exterior and intricate carvings with a quirky mix of pop culture and its own amazing history and is a highlight of any visit to Chiang Rai.
Immerse yourself in a unique cultural Thai vacation by choosing two unforgettable destinations from Four Seasons – Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle and Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.