Inspired by the artistry and craftsmanship of the Lanna culture, a kingdom that once ruled northern Thailand as well as northern Laos, Myanmar’s Shan State, and Yunnan, China, the Raya Heritage blends the simple charm and character of the Lanna past with discreet, personalized service and state-of-the-art guest comforts.
Thirty-eight spacious suites, set in idyllic gardens, overlook the tranquil Ping River from low-impact, three-story buildings designed by Thai architect Boonlert Hemvijitraphan. Terracotta tiles, hipped roof gables, vintage hardwood construction, and mulberry-paper screens evoke traditional northern Thai designs, while high ceilings and a color palette of whites and creams give the interiors a bright, contemporary twist. The suites’ generous outdoor river-facing verandas harken back to a time when villagers gathered on their front porches in the evening, chatting together and sharing the day’s stories.
Designer Vichada Sitakalin decked the resort out with beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, artifacts, and accessories, sourced from and often created by local craftspeople, using traditional techniques.
Their serene spa focuses on regional healing techniques, applied in private treatment rooms. Signature treatments include the Bamboo Massage, in which therapists massage tired muscles with lightly heated sections of bamboo to great effect, and Au-Mann Thai Burmese Massage, a classic, oil-free northern Thai traditional massage, which originated in Myanmar.
What We Love
- Spacious and elegant suite rooms with terrace or balcony
- Room amenities and facilities are superbly chosen and designed with local artisans’ handmade crafts
- Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere
- Long swimming pool over looking a river
- One-of a kind restaurant serving perfect blend of local cuisine and its influencing neighboring countries
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