Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Thailand
At a Glance
Beautiful contemporary style with lovely local traditional design touches
Tranquil location, set overlooking the River Ping and surrounded by countryside
All suite property with just 33 rooms
Unique cuisine, designed to reflect the many influences on Chiang Mai from Cambodia, Laos and China
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 holiday to Raya Heritage
Located just north of Chiang Mai centre, Raya Heritage provides a tranquil retreat, welcoming you home after days exploring. With Lanna architecture and a keen focus on local craftsman, Raya Heritage fully immerses you in culture of North Thailand.
With its remote location, surrounded by beautiful countryside, and dedication to promoting traditional Lanna architecture and local artworks, Raya Heritage is ideal for those that are looking for a true sense of place. Even though inextricable Thai, there is a clear modern edge to the property with lovely straight lines, beautiful handmade natural fabrics and a focus on locally sourced pieces from artisans from the North of Thailand.
As a small and boutique property, there are just 33 spacious suites at the hotel which are separated into three categories. Each suite comes complete with an outdoor terrace with some having an additional private pool. Designed with a beautiful, light and airy feel, each room has a contemporary and tranquil atmosphere.
In terms of facilities, the main restaurant, Khu Khao serves an interesting mix of Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, Yunanese and Mon cuisines and as much as possible, uses produce solely sourced from local sustainable farms. For afternoons relaxing, you can choose from either the Laan Cha tea terrace or Baan Ta lounge. Alongside the dining options, you’ll also find a lovely outdoor swimming pool with views over the river, a gym and lovely spa with a variety of relaxing treatments.
There are just 33 rooms, all of which being suites, at Raya Heritage. The suites are split into three categories each follows a fairly similar layout. Each suite comes with its open outdoor terrace and the Kramm Pool Suites located on the ground floor come complete with private plunge pools. The Huen Bon and Rin Terrace Suites are located on the third and second floors respectively and each come with a covered outdoor terrace, with the Rin Terrace Suites offering connecting rooms. All of the suites feature handcrafted design touches such as rattan furniture, handwoven textiles and baskets and beautifully carved woodwork.
Children are welcomed at Raya Heritage and there are connecting room options available.
The main restaurant at Raya Heritage, Khu Khao, provides fusion cuisine with dishes from Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and China showcasing the unique culinary heritage of Chiang Mai, with its intersection of all four countries. For lighter bites, the Laan Cha Tea terrace provides a relaxing spot overlooking the river with a selection of juices and afternoon tea whilst the Baan Ta Loung is the ideal location for a pre-dinner cocktails or light evening meals. All of the produce used in the kitchens of Raya Heritage are well possible locally sourced and all organic.
As a small boutique property, facilities are limited but provide everything you need with a beautiful outdoor pool and Ai Waan spa offering traditional Northern Thai and Burmese healing treatments.
Chiang Mai has a wealth of sites to explore in and around the city including visits to temples, markets, local villages and hikes in the surrounding national parks. With its history of craftsmanship, visits to local artisan studios and markets can also be enjoyed.
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 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.
Chiang Mai Segway Experience
Enjoy a segway experience and explore the city in a different way! Drive your own personal vehicle and head to the main cultural sights of Chiangmai.
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.
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.
Pantawan Cooking Class in Thai Teakwood House
Partake in a Thai cooking class based in a traditional teak house in a beautiful garden and organic farm on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Here at Pantawan discover the wonders behind Thai food and just how much thought and creativity is used to make it.
Location & directions
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Thailand
Raya Heritage is located just 20 minutes north of Chiang Mai centre surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooking the River Ping.
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