Content Villa Chiang Mai – Over two hundred years, one of the traditions of the Lanna Kingdom have celebrated during the New Year festival is to water the right coronal of the Lord Buddha, at which the relic has presided more than 1,000 years at Wat Pharthat Sri Jom Tong where located 56 km away from the center of Chiang Mai. Every year, the ceremony started by mobilising the relic to center of Chiang Mai at Wat Suan Dorg. The Content Villa Chiang Mai is situated in the suburban of Chiang Mai; whereby the hotel area has been an important passing way for the ceremonial journey. Content Villa believes in serenity and wholehearted service providing to our guests in every square inch of the hotel at all time. A lieu of extra features we offer Thai fusion cuisine, in which are designed and cooked by a top chef who trained at Le Cardon Blue in the UK. Of course, it is second to none.
The Wat Inthrawat (Wat Ton Kwen) (5 minutes from the Hotel)
The Wat Inthrawat in the countryside of Chiang Mai province is one of the finest examples of classic Lanna style architecture in Northern Thailand. The complex consists of a viharn, an open pavilion and a large open mondop.
The temple, locally also known as the Wat Ton Kwen or Wat Ton Khwen, is one of the very few remaining wooden temples in its original state in Chiang Mai province. The temple is under the care of the Thai Fine Arts Department. Renovations have been carried out aiming to leave the original structures in tact as much as possible. The simple and small, yet very elegant viharn was built in 1858 in Lanna style with Thai Lü influence. It is surrounded on three sides by an open pavilion. The stairs of the viharn contain large mythological Naga snakes on either side guarding the entrance of the structure.
The viharn is partially surrounded by an open pavilion named Sala Bat. The original wooden floor of the Sala Bat has been replaced with a concrete one. The mondop was built as a temporary shelter for the Phra Boromathat Chom Thong Buddha relic, which is now enshrined in the Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong temple further South West of Chiang Mai.
The Royal Park Rajapruek (10 minutes from the Hotel)
The Royal Park Rajapruek was built in the purpose of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession to the throne on June 9, 2006 as well as celebrating his 80th Birthday Anniversary on December 5, 2007. It is one of the most popular agro-tourism places of Chiang Mai and is counted as the center of Agricultural research. You will discover countless number of plants and varied kinds of agricultural exposition which would be advantageous to visitors at any age. Also, it is reckoned as a meeting point for agriculturist and those who are into agriculture and cultivation.
The landscape architecture of the park is gorgeous and very delicate. Thus, Ho Kham Luang Royal Pavilion and other architectural style buildings here can prove that the saying is totally true. The exposition is divided distinctly into zones which make it easier for visitors to wander around the park and learn from everything you see since the very first step of yours here as there is a 250 million years old pine tree maintained at the entrance.
Ban Thawai (10 minutes from the Hotel)
Ban Thawai, a woodcrafts village, is considered one of the most famous cultural tourist attractions in Chiang Mai. It has been known as the major cultural attraction of Chiang Mai for Thai and foreign tourists.
The best quality and bargains of wood carving items can be found in Ban Thawai. If you’re just here for a little souvenir shopping you won’t regret squeezing a half day tour in to your Northern Thailand schedule. Ban Thawai is the cheapest place in Thailand to find silk, antique reproductions, incense, candles, oil and soap gift packs, ornaments, lamps, bamboo products, wall hangings, frames, vases and much more. Most the items on display at Ban Thawai are uniquely Thai, many characteristically Northern and hand made from natural materials. Ban Thawai is also famous for Asian antiques, some of which rank among the world’s best.