TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the world reopens for travel and tourism, Raya Heritage, a resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand, looks forward to welcoming guests from Taiwan and beyond.
Raya Heritage is a 20-minute drive from Chiang Mai’s Old Town. Located on the banks of the Ping River, its location offers a serene setting further enhanced by a rustic and elegant architecture and interior design infused with lush gardens and natural elements.
Much of the furniture and decoration used throughout Raya Heritage is made by local artisans from several communities with specialties such as weaving, dyeing, wood carving and potting.
Vichada Sitakarin, the resort’s designer, said he chose furniture and decorations with sustainability in mind. Appreciate the culture. I appreciate the craftsmanship. I appreciate the old way of doing things… In the old days, people were much better at sustainability than they are today. At that time, organic was not a new concept, it was a way of life. ”
Nestled on the banks of the Ping River and boasting lush gardens, Raya Heritage exudes a tranquil and natural atmosphere. (Photo by Raya Heritage)
The resort was built with the local community in mind and with sustainability and growth in mind, using furniture and décor sourced from local artisans throughout the resort. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
The resort has 38 suites, including the Lin Terrace and Huyen Vong Suites, which feature spacious outdoor terraces overlooking the Ping River, and the Clam Pool Suite, which features a private pool. The three types of suites are decorated with unique color accents that complement the underlying white theme of Raya Heritage. The Lin Terrace Suite is black, the Huyen Vong Suite is beige, and the Clam Pool Suite is indigo.
Along with a consistent color palette, the resort also highlights local culture and lifestyles associated with rivers and fishing. The accessories and crafts used to decorate the suites, hallways and walls are in the form of boats, nets and fish baskets.
Huyen Bon Suites’ white and beige color palette complements Raya Heritage’s rustic style. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
The Lin Terrace and Huyen Bong Suites have spacious outdoor terraces overlooking the Ping River and the surrounding jungle. (Photo by Raya Heritage)
In the morning, as the sun rises over the river and jungle, the air is filled with birdsong. All suites at Raya Heritage are east facing, so you can easily see them. On weekends, patrons can choose to participate in yoga sessions on the banks of the Ping River offered as part of the resort’s daily program of cultural activities.
All-you-can-eat a la carte breakfast is served at Khu Khao Restaurant. With choices ranging from bread baskets, eggs, salads, fish and rice dishes to yogurt and oatmeal, patrons can try several different items within the same meal.
Sunrise seen from Raya Heritage. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
Khu Khao Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, and the all-day menu blends Northern Thai, Southwestern Chinese, Burmese and Laotian culinary styles, highlighting Chiang Mai’s diverse culture and history as part of Chiang Mai’s geography. It reflects that it is rooted in a certain position. intersection. Dishes are flavored with a list of spices packed with unique flavors and textures, many of which are spicy, but also mildly savory options that are just as rich in flavor.
Other dining options at Raya Heritage include Laan Cha Tea Terrace for afternoon tea and snacks, and Baan Ta Lounge and Lawn for cocktails and snacks.
Khu Khao Restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine that blends Thai, Yunnan, Burmese and Laotian flavors. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
Besides dining, daily cultural activities and spa, Raya Heritage also organizes local tours to Chiang Mai’s most famous attractions. Its signature package, “A Day of Eco Valley”, provides tour guides and drivers for patrons to take them on trips to Doi He Inthanon National Park, which is popular with domestic and foreign tourists. I will give it to you.
Excursion highlights include a stop at Wachirathang Waterfall, a guided hike on the scenic Kew Mae Pan nature trail, and a visit to two pagodas built in honor of Thailand’s late King (Phra Mahathat Napa Methanidon and Phra Mahathat). Includes a visit to Napapon Bhumiciri. King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit. Along the way, our experienced guides, affiliated with Raya Heritage, will provide you with insight into not only the attractions, but also the local culture, history and geography.
Two other major parts of the tour offer even more special experiences. At a private farm called “Eco Valley,” visitors can enjoy hearty meals made fresh from farm-grown produce. At Mae Klang Luang Cafe, you can sample and purchase locally grown organic coffee.
Wachiratan Waterfall. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
Phra Mahathat Nafa Methanidon and Phra Mahathat Nafafon Bumithiri seen from the Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
‘Eco Valley’ is a private organic farm owned by a family of Paquelhau hill tribes. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)
At Mae Klang Luang Cafe, visitors can taste organic coffee grown by the local Karen tribe. (Taiwan News, Photo by Stephanie Chan)