Chiang Mai, Thailand
A 10 minute drive from Chiang Mai’s airport takes guests to VANĀ SOM, meaning a peaceful place in the woods, a property that reflects the traditional architecture of Northern Thailand. It’s quiet grounds offer distinctly Thai teak wood structures surrounded by a beautiful garden in this independently owned boutique resort. Just 16km from the ancient capital of Chiang Mai, it is an ideal location to enjoy the city, the countryside and tours of the surrounding area such as Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, where visitors can see Thailand, Laos and Myanmar all at the same time. An imposing example of Lanna architecture, the residence is filled with antiques and artefacts, including a fine collection of Sukhothai and pre-Lanna porcelain as well as Buddhas from different periods while offering every contemporary comfort.
Originally a family’s winter retreat, designed by one of the country’s award-winning architect, it is both luxurious and cosy. The main house houses 3 suites, a 1 bedroom , a 2 bedroom and a 3 bedroom along with a one bedroom out-house pavilion: These are known as The Upper House, The Middle House, The Lower House, and The Sala. The outbuildings offer dining, relaxing and meditation area’s.