Tamarind Village

Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property that nestles in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from the magnificent 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering Thai and international dishes in the stylish setting of Ruen Tamarind. Set around a series of garden courtyards guests have a choice between rooms and suites such as the Lanna room, Lanna deluxe, Lanna suite, Tamirand suite or the Spa suite. All rooms feature modern, fully equipped bathrooms and reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand. The boutique offers guests amenities and facilities such as internet access, airport transfer and car hire, babysitting, car park, laundry and dry cleaning services, in-house activities and tea making facilities.

Lanna Room

Lanna Rooms offer first and second floor garden courtyard views and are decorated in a style that blends with the hotel’s theme and setting. Decorative elements such as handmade lacquer boxes and embroidered tribal caps add to the charm, and reflect the attention to detail found throughout the hotel.

Lanna Deluxe Room

The Deluxe Rooms boast the appealing features of the Lanna Rooms while being more spacious and featuring a small balcony or terrace for sitting out and enjoying the courtyard. Cozy yet stylish, Lanna Deluxe Rooms offer attractive accommodation and added comfort with views of the garden greenery.

Lanna Suite

Lanna Suites are located on the first and second floor levels and are comprised of separate sitting and sleeping areas. Ideal for couples looking for additional space or as a family option, the suites are decorated with regional artifacts and bold fabrics that reflect Chiang Mai's tribal influences and rich craft traditions. The spacious marble tiled bathroom features both a shower and a bathtub, as well as double vanities for extra comfort and convenience.

Tamarind Suite

The Tamarind Suites offer luxurious, spacious accommodation, featuring wooden floors and a separate sitting area as well as marble baths with separate bath and shower. The suites are decorated with a selection of stunning black and white photos, carved antique chests and cabinets, as well as tribal artifacts.

The Spa Suite

Situated next to The Village Spa and accessed by a private staircase to the second floor, The Spa Suite is Tamarind Village’s most lavish offering. The spacious accommodation features a large, private terrace with sun bed for relaxing outdoors. Stylish decoration, marble bath with separate tub and an outdoor shower are a few of the suite’s special features. The terrace looks out onto the central courtyard with its massive tamarind tree on one side, and the elegant spire of the pagoda of an ancient temple on the other.

Tamarind Village offers half and full day excursions to some of Chiang Mai’s most interesting sites. Experience northern Thailand’s vibrant culture firsthand with visits to lively local markets, Buddhist temples and rural villages or spend the day out in nature exploring the area’s scenic national parks, waterfalls, gardens as well as elephant experiences, jungle treks, rock climbing and river rafting.

Tamarind Village Chiang Mai also offers a number of complimentary cultural activities every day, including flower garland making, umbrella painting, bamboo waving, Banana & Lotus Leaf Folding, Spa Herbal Compress Making and Tung ‘Flag’ Making. 'The Village Walk', a complimentary one hour walking tour, takes in some of our neighborhood’s historic temples and sites on foot accompanied by a member of our staff and can be arranged upon request. our staff and can be arranged upon request.

On Site Fun:

Chiang Mai is famous for its beautiful hand painted paper umbrellas. Bo-sang Village, located in Sankhampaeng District, is the home of this craft which the villagers learned from a monk who brought the art form with him from Burma in the last century. Umbrellas come in many colors and are decorated with flower and bird motifs to name just a few. Join us to create your very own Chiang Mai style umbrella for a unique souvenir.


Thai people use banana leaf for wrapping food and fold the leaves to make all sorts of colorful decorations for festivals. The lotus flower is also folded in delicate triangular shapes before being presented to the Buddha at the temple. Both the art of banana leaf and lotus leaf folding were handed down from mother to daughter in the past.


Thai people use pandan leaves (bai toey) for many different purposes. Small squares of the leaves are often cooked with rice or added to desserts to give them a distinct aroma and attractive green hue. Pandan is also very useful for making handicrafts. The young leaves are sliced into thin strips which can then be woven into baskets, mats and other everyday household items. Join us as we show you the secrets of folding the leaves into charming and attractive flowers. These flowers are used for decorating the home or for offerings in the temples to the Buddha image.


The elegant art of weaving flower garlands has always played an important role in Thai culture. Phuang malai, made from sweet smelling jasmine blossoms combined with a variety of coloured flowers, are given to welcome guests and to decorate religious shrines.


Learn how to make a traditional herbal compress from a variety of healing Thai herbs in accordance with ancient recipes which are then skillfully wrapped in muslin into a tight ball. Traditionally the compress includes a mixture of six dried herbs including lemongrass, plai, turmeric, kaffir lime, camphor and tamarind leafs.


Join us on an hour long walking tour through the back lanes of our 'village' and let us introduce you to some of the beautiful temples and historic monuments which are located just on our door step. Discover northern Thailand's rich culture and history which dates back more than 700 years. In addition, you'll have the chance to join in a daily merit marking offering to the Buddhist monks of our local temple. *09:30 hrs. The Village Walk is also available on other days upon request with one day's advance notice.


Tung ‘flags’ are made from elaborately cut colored paper and used in festivals throughout northern Thailand. Lanna people believe that Tung symbolize a pathway or staircase to the heavens. During the Songkran Festival, Tung can be seen everywhere around Chiang Mai, especially decorating the sand chedi in each temple compound.


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