Situated in the heart of historic Chiang
Mai old city founded in 1296, the 25-room and suite Rachamankha
is next to Wat Phra Singh, justifiably the city’s most famous
temple (cir. 1345). Four temples of notable interest are within easy walking distance from the hotel, out of thirty-three functioning
wats or temples in the walled city of old Chiang Mai.
Rachamankha, the leading luxury boutique hotel, does not reveal
itself to the passerby, but excites curiosity and creates a
receptive mood. Only after passing through the hotel forecourt,
the Zen-like simplicity and sophistication of the colonnaded
courtyards welcome guests to the world of serenity and contentment.
The hotel distinctive architecture aesthetic is inspired by
the eleventh centuries B.C. vernacular Chinese dwellings, from
which Northern Thai architecture has its roots. Rachamankha
was designed by Thai architect Ong-ard
in the style of residential living to
encourage a genuine feel for the history and culture of Lanna
Chiang Mai. A leisure walk reveals hidden courtyards and gardens
where unexpected surprises and captivating spaces are to be
found on every turn.
The Library at Rachamankha exudes old world charm and character;
it houses over 2,000 books ranging from novels to work on Thai
history of art and architecture, design and culture. The library
lounge is a relaxing place for conversation and refreshments.
The enchanting open-air massage pavilion overlooks a tranquil
20-meter pool where drinks and light snacks are served pool-side
throughout the day.