Enviably located in the heart of Chiang Mai, this hotel is superbly positioned two minutes on foot from the Night Bazaar. Stylish air-conditioned guest rooms and suites are offered, and culinary delights await with five enticing restaurants and bars, including one on the rooftop sun terrace, complete with a gorgeous pool and picturesque views of lush hinterland and striking hills. Guests will also appreciate a host of leisure facilities including a blissful day spa, modern fitness centre, sauna, yoga studio and jogging track.
Why we recommend the Centara Duangtawan Hotel
- Located in the heart of Chiang Mai
- Five restaurants and bars
- Stunning hinterland views
- Yoga studio, jogging track, gym and day spa
- Short walk from the night market
Attractions near the Centara Duangtawan Hotel
Helping the elephants heal
It is said that elephants never forget, so mistreatment can lead to a lifetime of misery and pain. Luckily, just outside of Chiang Mai, the Elephant Nature Park has been established as a rescue and rehabilitation centre for these gentle giants. Travellers are invited to visit and volunteer at the centre for one or many days at a time.
The centre, with the help of volunteers, provides a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and other animals. Volunteering can be very rewarding and just getting to know the animals' unique personalities is an intimate and unforgettable experience.
Shopping with the locals
As the largest city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a big regional centre, where locals come from the surrounding regions to trade and purchase produce. Although there are many markets catering to the tourist trade, you may prefer to shop where the locals shop at the Warorot Market. Open from the early morning until evening, this market sells almost everything and is the perfect place to learn how to properly barter for bargains.
Other markets worth visiting include the Sunday evening market, the Saturday afternoon market, the Kalare Night Bazaar and the Anusarn Night Market. If you're looking for produce and inexpensive tailors, try the Somphet Market.