Lanna-style one of the well-cemented trend of hotels in Chiang Mai, with the city and surrounding countryside now brimming full of luxurious resorts and retreats replicating the traditional design and architecture of region’s long lost past. Translating to ‘Land of a million rice fields’, The Lanna Kingdom ruled over Northern Thailand from the 13th to 18th century. Houses were characterized by two hand-carved ‘V-shaped’ sloping roofs, made almost entirely of teak and often standing on raised stilts above the ground to protect against flooding. Nowadays, original Lanna buildings are few and far between in Chiang Mai. Let’s see the list below and enjoy your staying here!

 1. The Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai


This gleaming, palace-like resort, appears more like one of Thailand’s famed tourist attractions, rather than a place to actually spend the night. Spread over some 60 acres of landscaped gardens, modern Lanna-style villas sit next to old colonial houses, complete with those iconic arched roofs and stupas protruding high into the sky. True to its Northern Thai roots, the rooms, suites and villas here all go heavy on the traditional teak architecture, while there’s no shortage of onsite amenities too, such as restaurants, bars, a spa and swimming pool.

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2. The Rim Resort

The Old City’s Rim Resort captures the Lanna spirit with an old colonial house as its centrepiece, and the rest of the 36 guestrooms continue the authentic Northern Thai feel with helpings of local art, handicrafts and naturally sourced materials. Location is a big bonus here, sitting right next to Chiang Mai’s moat which borders its ‘old city’ area.

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3. Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort

Sat on the banks of the River Ping, this almost hidden retreat finds a perfect blend of authentic Lanna-style and contemporary facilities. The sloping, V-shaped roofs are a tell-tale sign of the resort’s Lanna influence, while the handsome teak tones and Northern Thai artwork are kept a running theme throughout. The huge swimming pool which fronts the resort is a real highlight too, and you can also dine on the waterside patio as you watch the steady river flowing past.

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