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.
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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 flavours 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 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.
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 centre. 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.
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.
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.
A Week in Thailand
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya & Chiang Mai
from £2700 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- Stay on the River Kwai in a floating river camp, explore the city streets of Bangkok and wander through colourful markets in Chiang Mai. This route is the perfect way to embrace the vibrant culture of Thailand.
- This itinerary visits Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya the ancient capital, Chiang Mai, the cultural second city, and Kanchanaburi which is the site of the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.
- The specific activities in each area can be completely tailored according to what interests you, but overall this trip suits anyone wanting an overview of all aspects of Thai culture, covering ancient and modern history, religion, countryside and cities.
Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Khao Lak
from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 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 flavours 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.
Thailand and Laos Uncovered
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- Combine the world-renowned highlights of Bangkok and Northern Thailand with some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes
- Dive into the bustling energy of Bangkok before immersing yourself in the Buddhist culture of Chiang Mai
- Experience the enchanting Lahu community and Hmong Tribe of the Mekong River
Location & directions
Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, Thailand
Tamarind Village is situated at the centre 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.
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