The Anantara is a stunning luxury hotel set high up in the lush hills of Thailand's border overlooking Myanmar and Laos, in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Explore three countries, enjoy a walk with elephants, or simply relax and take in the view.
Breathtaking views across to Laos and Burma
Three superb restaurants to choose from
Many activities to suit all ages
Impressive cookery school
Located on the borders of Laos and Myanmar, the Anantara Golden Triangle is a stunning place to stay whilst exploring this fascinating historical, cultural and adventurous region. The resort beautifully fuses Thai architecture and décor with international standards and all rooms are furnished with oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, teak furnishings and artwork from the diverse local cultures.
Dining at the Anantara Golden Triangle is a culinary journey through centuries of Lanna culture and Old World European favourites, and both restaurants have dramatic views over the valley and its surrounding landscape. The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace serves casual meals and fabulous cocktails. Alternatively, seek privacy and peace and choose the Anantara 'dining by design' programme, allowing you to eat in selected restuarants embracing the region's glorious serene landscape.
The Anantara's signature Chiang Rai spa comprises teak wood suites perched high above the Thai and Burmese jungle and uses ancient Thai remedies as well as pioneering treatments from across the globe. After your treatment relax in one of the private open air terrazzo tubs with views across the valley.
The Anantara Golden Triangle prides itself on its private elephant camp and this is a wonderful place to experience these great animals first-hand by walking with them through the bamboo jungle, helping bathe them or even spend a full day learning how to master the art of being a mahout.
There is an abundance of other activities on offer during your stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle, including visits to Chiang Rai and to the neighbouring countries by longtail boat, yoga, mountain biking, tree planting, trekking and a wonderful Thai cookery school where the chef personally takes you to visit the local market. Alternatively enjoy the magnificent free form infinity-edged swimming pool looking down over the tree canopy towards the Mekong River.
The Discovery Package allows you to enjoy all-inclusive benefits with one experience each day. You can choose from a spa treatment, elephant activity, Thai cooking class or cultural tour options. This package also means you can dine at one of the two restaurants, enjoy a select range of non-alcoholic beverages, in-room mini bar, internet and airport transfers.
When to visit
Thirty years ago, the steep mountain slopes of the Golden Triangle produced most of the world’s opium and were completely off limits to tourists. This stunning area on the borders with Laos and Burma is now safe to visit and the Hall of Opium gives a fascinating insight into Chiang Rai’s history.
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is ideally located at the convergence of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos known as the Golden Triangle, nearby the northern city Chiang Rai. The resort sits on a lush hillside on the Thailand side of the border, looking out over the romantic landscape that has been inspiring writers and artists for centuries.
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Chiang Rai Mae Fah Luang International Airport. Anantara Golden Triangle is around a 70-minute drive from the airport.
Epic Laos and Northern Thailand
Explore glistening temples and bustling night markets, meet gracious saffron robbed monks and head into the jungle to hang out with Asia’s most famous and largest inhabitants! Take a river cruise down the mighty Mekong and shop ‘til you drop in buzzing Bangkok. This is an unforgettable adventure, made even more special by our choice of excellent accommodation.
This is our definitive luxury Thailand tour. Explore the hidden delights of bustling Bangkok and immerse yourself in the cultural adventure playground of northern Thailand. You'll uncover amazing wildlife followed by relaxation on secluded beaches. We’ll introduce you to the beating heart of this wonderful country with enviable experiences.
Anantara, Golden Triangle - Explore Three Countries in One Day
Uncover the mysteries of the Golden Triangle and explore the unique character and traditions of Thailand and Myanmar, with the option of adding on an experience in Laos. Where else can you say you visited three countries in a single day?
Anantara, Golden Triangle - Spice Spoons
Anantara Goldern Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offers a rich and interactive immersion into Thai cuisine with their cooking class, Spice Spoons. During this half day tour, learn the difference in spices and ingredients that make Thai food so delicious.
Anantara, Golden Triangle - Walking with Giants
Journey into the jungle on foot with the elephants and their mahouts on their daily walk, and watch as these gentle giants splash in the river or play in the mud, snack on leaves from nearby branches and socialise with the herd.
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun, or rather the White Temple as it is better known as amongst foreigners, is located between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and is a rather spectacular temple, very different from the many others in the area.