Sophistication and zen-like simplicity combine to welcome guests to a world of serenity and contentment in Chiang Mai. The 25 rooms and suites of the leading boutique Rachamankha hotel offer discretion and seclusion amongst the colonnaded courtyards of the property with the convenience of being located next to Wat Phra Singh, the city’s most famous temple. The hotel distinctive architecture aesthetic is inspired by the eleventh centuries B.C. vernacular Chinese dwellings, from which Northern Thai architecture has its roots. The spacious grounds of the property protects hidden courtyards and gardens, where unexpected surprises and captivating spaces are to be found at every turn. The interior design of Rachamankha was inspired by an oriental concept of simplicity with extraordinary attention to detail. Walls are made with traditional lime plaster over handmade brick, the same technique used in the neighboring temples since the founding of Chiang Mai in 1296. The enchanting open-air massage pavilion overlooks a tranquil 65-foot pool where drinks and light snacks are served pool-side throughout the day. The property attracts guests who appreciate the discreet attention of the staff and the convenient proximity to notable temples of interest.