Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Paradises on Earth...Chiang Mai, Thailand

Why does a stay at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai feel so good?
Maybe it’s daily yoga sessions in an open air sala that was once a rice barn, practiced as the sun rises over the mountains...
Perhaps it’s because the local builder and architect designed the Resort along feng shui power lines, aligning buildings for optimal spiritual energy...
Or perhaps this sense of contentment can be attributed to the Buddhist priest who blessed the Resort on the day it opened in 1995. Whatever its origin, there’s definitely something special about Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai...enjoy the journey!






Property Size: 80,937 square metres/871,200 square feet
Total Number of Rooms: 80
Pavilions: 64
Private Residence Rentals: 16

Design Aesthetic:
Lanna Kingdom style blends regional cultures of Burma, India and China
Resort layout reminiscent of a Thai village, with pavilions surrounding a working rice farm

Architect:
Chiang Mai Architects Collaborative (resort facilities, pavilions)
Bunnag Architects (residence rooms, spa)
Bensley Design Group Studios (cooking school)
Interior Designer(s): ABACUS Design Co. Ltd.

History:
Opened 1995, rebranded as Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai in 2003

Location:
Within Mae Rim Valley overlooking Doi Suthep Mountain range
Set in 8 hectares (20 acres) of landscaped gardens and rice terraces with two small lakes, lily ponds, waterfalls and working rice farm

15 comments:

subongkot said...

hello crazy drile

this is an absolutely amazing chapter ...

Thank you for showing us your beautiful memories ..

Kisssssss

subongkot

Suruyevsky. said...

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!!
Everything is green there!
Bamboos = baseball bats.
PD: Still trembling in Mandrilland. The last one was thursday, 4.8 richter.
Greetings to elephants.-

gabriela said...

Dear Crazy Drile and Amy:

This is the Paradise!!!
All is green and with good energy
The music is wonderful, too, just the one needs for these pics.
Amy and you are showing the peace you can find there. I can feel the quiet moments you lived.

Thanks you to show us these wonderful piece of land plenty of magics and mistics places.

God and Buda bless you!!!

cheers from L.A. Chile

a big kiss for you

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Im glad that you enjoy this Chapter...more Thailand coming soon...

Lagorn

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Everything is green an huge!
the paradise for agriculture and the hell if you dont like snakes...full of cobras and piton, tigers, elephants and monkeys... is another planet...

Planet Thailand


See you in the next chapter Suruyevsky

Drile

ps: get your "linterna ready pa apretar cuea con los temblores"... geetings in mandriland

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

You need to visit this places next time, Im sure you will enjoy the ancient mystic energy of this places...meditation is something spontaneous there...

Specially in Four Seasons Chiang Mai, because everything reminds you Feng Shui and energy healing

Enjoy the nexts chapters...

Kiss for you too

Greetings in L.A

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Your Country is just awesome Subongkot...thank you for show me the secrets of your land...
Thai Land; "the land of the smiles"


Enjoy the next chapter

Lagorn

LA MEXICANA said...
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LA MEXICANA said...

WoooooW what a paradise!!!!!

incredible, in this moment I really wish to be in that place, so peaceful, so quite, so full of green, so full of energy uuuufff I really need that!!

I like a particular figure in your photos, I think is in the picture # 32 and 33, What is its meaning?

Greetings from Galicia!!

Chik said...

Increibles fotos, todo es tan perfecto y armónico, se puede sentir la paz a travez de tus fotos, esas flores de colores, las cascadas de agua, las construcciones, todo es increiblemente perfecto.Además salen muy bien ambos en las fotos, la Amy se ve preciosa con ese collar calipso.

Besos a los dos.

Chik

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

gracias Chika, que buena verte por acá!
El lugar que sale en las fotos, como tu bien dices, fue diseñado con el concepto de Feng Shui de punta a cabo y salió elegido por la revista "Traveller Magazine", como uno de los diez lugares que uno debe conocer antes de morir... es realmente sobrecogedor presenciar un atardecer sobre los campos de arroz..

Un beso grande para ti Pionka

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

que bueno que disfrutaste las fotos Ale....las fotos que creo llamaron tu atención representan a una figura con cuerpo de leon y cara de humano...esa?
Para ser franco no se especificamente cual es la historia detras (voy a averiguar), pero en todo caso cada una de las esculturas representa a un guardían que vigila la propiedad contra intrusos terrenales y misticos.... la gente de Tailandia tiene muchas creencias acerca de seres sobrenaturales, muchas veces mitad animales, mitad humanos, similar con la cultura Egipcia o Azteca.
Ellos tienen muchisimas leyendas que se mezclan con la realidad y lo religioso... es relamente una cultura digna de estudiar y no hay mucha gente que sepa del tema...

Un abrazo grande Ale
saludos en Galicia!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

pd:
...si tienes la oportunidad de arrancarte a Thailandia unos dias...anda...100% recomendable incluso con los problemas politicos que alli existen en este momento...

ricardo said...

Otro sueño vivido en realidad. Felicitaciones a Subongkot por las maravillas de su País.
Una gran alegría que todo resultó bien.

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Gracias Don Ricar, me alegro que hayas podido revisar el capitulo en el desierto... algo imposible en este caso es seleccionar las fotos para cada capitulo ya que cada una es especial para mi y significa algo distinto...

atento a los capitulos q se vienen,

Un abrazo