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Secluded behind a thick bamboo wall on the banks of the River Ping, family-friendly Anantara Chiang Mai offers the charm of a traditional Thai retreat with the chic styling and modern sensibility of a design hotel.
Anantara Chiang Mai's The Restaurant offers international and Indian riverfront dining. Open all-day – starting with breakfast – it's a peaceful setting. For dinner, start with green bean, endive, pear and hazelnut salad or sweetcorn, leek and crab chowder, and follow with murgh tikka or barramundi with white beans, prosciutto and baby squid.
Other options include include Asian and Thai at Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar, a 100-year old heritage house that was once the British consulate, the Lobby Lounge for drinks and a light meal, and Kasara for canapés and cocktails.
Each of the 84 contemporary, open-plan rooms and suites has beautiful views and can be opened up to allow the tropical sounds and cool evening air to breeze inside. Choose from Deluxe bedrooms or Kasara suites with balconies overlooking either the river or garden.
Take a dip in the sleek 34-metre pool that runs parallel to the river, or unwind at the spa, where there's an extensive treatment menu. Those looking for a bit more action can take a Muay Thai kickboxing class or join a yoga session.
If you're enamored by the tastes and flavours of Thailand, join the cooking school and travel by tuk-tuk to the markets to purchase fresh produce for your creations. Foodies should also consider a guided tour: we recommend A Chef's Tour, where you'll be driven around in a rod daeng truck making pit stops to much on delicious morsels. First stop is the famous cowgirl stall and braised five-spice pork.
Explorers should head out on foot: enter the walled Old City through Tha Phae Gate and wander the bustling lanes and alleyways.
End your day with a sunset cruise down the river: take in the spice gardens, river markets and lush tropical flora of the region.
How to get there
Just a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai International, Anantara Chiang Mai personally greets and transports guests in style by a private car or van that offers complimentary WiFi, so guests may stay connected even as they travel (price on request).
The nearest airport is Chiang Mai International, a 15-minute drive by car (approximately 6 kilometres).