Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Thailand
At a Glance
Lanna-style boutique hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai
Visit the quaint shopping streets of the old town
Staying at Tamarind Village you can uncover the heritage of Chiang Mai
Visit The Tamarind Spa to help you unwind after a day's sightseeing
The architecture at Tamarind Village is typical of Northern Thailand and its design blends in perfectly with its surroundings
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Chiang Mai is between October and April. The monsoon season traditionally begins in May and lasts through to October, with July to September usually being the time of heaviest rain. The hottest month is April, when temperatures can hit the 40s. The cooler months of November to January will be a good time to travel if you don't like the heat, with the average day temperature slightly below 30°C.
To start planning your vacation to Tamarind Village
Tamarind Village is a beautiful boutique property surrounded by temples and shopping streets and is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Chiang Mai.
Made up of a series of flower-filled courtyards and a calm and tranquil atmosphere, Tamarind Village is a perfect place to enjoy the best Northern Thailand has to offer.
Located within walking distance of the city’s historic landmarks and temples, this boutique hotel is the ideal spot for those wanting to delve into Chiang Mai's laid back way of life. The style of the hotel represents this, with ample space and a simple yet elegant design. There are 45 different rooms and suites available depending on your needs, all decorated with bold fabrics and a flourish of local design.
There are many cultural activities to get involved in here, from temple and market visits to jungle walks and rock climbing. After a long day exploring the region, return for a pampering at The Village Spa. This sanctuary helps to restore balance and harmony to your mind, body and soul through traditional Lanna rituals. Afterwards, head to Ruen Tamarind, the hotel's restaurant offering an assortment of mouthwatering local flavors and ingredients.
There are 45 rooms and suites at Tamarind Village, 42 rooms and 3 suites. All rooms feature modern, fully equipped bathrooms and all the modern-conveniences you'd expect.
Children of all ages are very welcome to come and stay at Tamarind Village but there are no specific facilities available for them.
Ruen Tamarind is the only restaurant at the hotel but it is excellent, and serves a mix of both local Thai dishes and international cuisine. There is a good sized pool for guests' exclusive use as well as The Tamarind Spa where you can indulge with a number of treatments.
Within the hotel enjoy the pool and spa after exploring the city. The hotel has a number of activities available from temple visits to rock climbing and even rafting. Throughout the year you might encounter some lively festivals which take place in the city, most notably the beautiful candle floating festival Loy Kratong.
A Day at Tong Bai Elephant Foundation
Spend the day at Tong Bai Foundation elephant camp in Mae Win where you can get to know the elephants, learn about the foundation, walk and bathe with them.
A Morning with the Monks
Explore the spiritual side of Northern Thailand, visiting some of Chiang Mai's most sacred sites. Witness the daily alms giving for the monks, take in the views from Wat Doi Suthep and venture into the mysterious tunnels beneath Wat Umong.
Chiang Mai City Temples
This half day tour takes in Chiang Mai's best known and most impressive temples. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, learn more about the history of Chiang Mai and northern Thai culture and craftsmanship.
Chiang Mai Classic Sites
Take a day to explore some of the highlights of Chiang Mai, including ancient temples and charming streets, accompanied by your own private guide.
Chiang Mai First Date
This unique adventure explores the kaleidoscope of Chiang Mai’s nightlife, darting through the best routes by scooter or tuk-tuk. Stop off to sample streetfood, enjoy a Northern Thai feast and take in the city's night markets and bustling streets.
Chiang Mai Life & Legends
Learn the story of Thailand's most charming city, accompanied by your own English speaking guide. This full day tour, encompasses some of the most fascinating historical sites in and around Chiang Mai, including glittering temples and ancient settlements.
Chiang Mai Night Street Food
No trip to Thailand is complete without sampling some of the country's mouth-watering cuisine. Spend a lively evening in the vibrant Chiang Mai street food market, enjoying the wonderful array of traditional dishes and local delicacies on offer.
Cooking at Home
Food plays a very important part in Thai culture. This lovely cooking class in rural Chiang Mai offers an exciting opportunity to not only gain an understanding of the cuisine, but also to get hands on and try some of the dishes yourself.
Cycling Wiang Khum Kham to Ban Tawai
Venture out into the beautiful Chiang Mai countryside on a bicycle to explore ancient ruins, local villages and the lush landscape. This route offers a lovely way to learn more about northern Thai history, culture and rural lifestyle.
Distinguished Hosts - Chiang Mai
This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to get more of an in-depth understanding of Thailand, or a particular area of the culture, be that history, architecture or literature - there is plenty of choice depending on your interests.
Doi Inthanon Waterfalls Walk
Head out of the city into the lush green countryside for a day of adventure in Doi Inthanon National Park. During this experience you will have the opportunity to meet local hilltribes, try and spot wildlife, and of course take in the beautiful scenery.
Elephant Discovery Camp
Spend the day with three female elephants, learning about the species' behaviour and their relationship with the northern Thai people.
Floating Market at Khlong Lat Mayom
Only open at weekends, Khlong Lat Mayom is one of Bangkok's best floating markets, and it is only a short journey from the city center. This is one of the prettiest floating markets, and a great place to try some mouth-watering local Thai delicacies.
Hall of Opium Museum
The Hall of Opium Museum is a fantastic way of learning about the history of the opium trade in the northern Thailand. Find out about the origins of opium and how the authorities came to counteract it.
The countryside around Chiang Mai is lush and green, dotted with local shrines, swathed in rice paddies and encased by dramatic mountains. What better way to make the most of the fresh air than exploring by bicycle?
Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Khao Lak
from $3800 pp 11 nights
- This food-lover's dream takes you to busy Bangkok, deserted Ayutthaya, charming Chiang Mai and the tropical beaches of the West Coast, discovering new dishes and flavors as you go.
- Chiang Mai is famous for its authentic temples and local markets, the perfect place for meeting friendly locals and swapping tips.
- Bangkok is a foodie's dream, crammed with a hundred different cultures and cuisines.
Location & directions
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Thailand
Tamarind Village is situated at the center of Chiang Mai’s old town, in Northern Thailand.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Chiang Mai International Airport. Tamarind Village is a 30-minute drive from the airport.