Sometimes the one thing that makes a great trip an amazing one is the accommodations.
And my recent stay at the The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai did just that.
Set in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is very different from other popular Thai destinations like Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui. The 720 year old city was founded the capital of the Lanna kingdom and was the trade port between Southern China and Burma. It wasn’t until the 1700’s before it was captured under Siam rule — which is today known as modern Thailand.
The majestic Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai was created to honor and celebrate its roots within Lanna Kingdom as well as other deep rooted cultural influences across the region. Harmonizing the unexpected, the lush 60-acre property enchanted us with ancient royal Lanna palaces, ornately carved Burmese-style towers, statues of mythical creatures of Siam and luxurious colonial mansions influenced by European settlement. The endless labyrinth of the Dhara Dhevi led us through lush rice paddies, grazing land for the resort’s animals, an antiquated amphitheater and beautiful rooms full of artifacts and antiques collected by the hotel’s owner himself.
Walking through the Dhara Dhevi really transported me through time and through the colorful layers of Chiang Mai’s deep and diverse history. While the rest of the city works hard to move forward in culture, style and architecture, the Dhara Dhevi has worked painstakingly hard to revitalize the city’s rich and romantic past.
51/4 Moo 1, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road
T. Tasala, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand
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