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The resort, a fusion of traditional Lanna and contemporary Thai, designed to merge harmoniously with our riverside surroundings
Warm smiles and friendly faces you are likely to meet at The Legend.
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Transfer by bus or private limousine
Located in single or two-storey contemporary Lanna-style buildings of two, four or six units
Located in single-storey buildings of two units designed in contemporary Lanna style
Located in single-storey buildings of two units constructed in contemporary Lanna style
A beautiful accommodation choice, ideal for honeymooners, wedding anniversaries or other ‘special’ holidays
Our biggest accommodation. Spacious, luxury 2-bedroom pool villa for your family. With uninterrupted riverviews and its own pool
The legacy of this region is shared and perpetuated by the local people
Our treatments use ancient remedies handed down through successive generations
The Riverside Terrace, Ou Kao Classic Thai Restaurant, and Suan Chainam BBQ Restaurant and Beer Garden
An infinity pool of over 200 square metres with integrated bubble bed
Located on the river front, this attractive venue is suitable for various important events and special occasions
The Gateway to the Golden Triangle. Chiang Rai the capital of Thailand's northern most province
Doi Tung Temple, Mae Faluang Garden, the Royal Palace, Doi Mae Salong and boat trip along the Kok river
Yao, Long Neck Karen, Lahu and Akha villages; Mae Sai, Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, etc.
Discovering the hill tribes around Chiang Rai
Golf, cycling and elephant trekking, riverboat rides and more.
- Special Packages
The Mien, or “Yao” as called by outsiders, are grouped together with the Hmong into the Austro-Thai
linguistic family. Their homeland can still be found in China’s Guangxi Province. The Mien came to Thailand via northern Laos and live mainly in that part of the province of Chiang Rai that borders the Mekong River, as well as in Phayao and Nan. They are mostly known as traders and, only secondly, cultivate rice and maize. They also raise pigs for selling to the Khon Muang. The women of the Mien tribe wear trousers decorated with colorful woven patterns and show “red” on their jackets.
Households with extended families are common. Richer men keep more than one wife who must be chosen from outside the clan. Like the Hmong, Mien boys normally marry one of their cross-cousins, and a proper bride-price must be paid. The children automatically become members of the father’s clan. Furthermore, the adoption of children from either outside or inside the tribe is widely practised. The Mien people in Thailand have adopted many characteristics of Chinese culture during their long migration out of China. Some specialized shamans can read and write in Chinese. They use Chinese to record traditional songs and the names of ancestors. Also, they celebrate their New Year as per the Chinese calendar. If someone dies, the shaman hangs a set of Taoist paintings on the walls around the ancestors’ altar in the house and takes care that the souls of the dead can reach the ancestral land. The house of the Mien is built on earth leaving room for the raising of animals.
To sum up this short introduction about the peoples and cultures of Chiang Rai, we have to include the cosmopolitan population in the city of Chiang Rai: Indian businessmen involved in the cloth market; Chinese shopkeepers trading in gold and jewellery; a whole village on Doi Mae Salong Mountain, founded by Kuomintang Chinese in the 1960’s, that is engaged in tea production; Chinese Muslims called “Haw” who maintain several restaurants and mosques; and the white “farang” foreigners who build homes and rent apartments to enjoy the delights of Chiang Rai—the perfect home away from home and the gateway to the Golden Triangle.