- Take A Tour
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.
We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email anytime.
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
Chiang Saen National Museum
The mists of time have not been kind to Thailand’s early Kingdoms. Outside of Asia, stories of Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great are well known, but hardly anyone hears about some of the other great empires. For instance, the area that is now northern Thailand has played a pivotal role in the history of Southeast Asia, from Stone Age migratory routes to mighty battles that decided the boundaries of empires. Thankfully, Chiang Saen National Museum has documented all of this with great care.
One of these magnificent but oft-overlooked kingdoms was the Lanna Empire, founded by King Mengrai in the mid-13th century. Originally located in Chiang Saen, the seat of power was ultimately moved to Chiang Rai, but Chiang Saen continued to play a vital role in the development of the region. The city fell and rose several times in various epic battles with the Burmese, but was eventually abandoned after being burned to the ground. After decades of abandonment, it was resettled, slowly growing into the town you see today. It remains an important historical, cultural, and archaeological site.
The Chiang Saen museum, a branch of Thailand’s well regarded National Museum, has a collection of rare and gorgeous artifacts from this area that show the skill and diversity of the local people throughout their long history. The collection includes stone inscriptions and carvings, religious objects, and tools going back to early humans. Most notable are the world-renowned sculpture of the Kirtimuka, used to ward off evil spirits, the flaming halo of the Heavenly Golden Buddha, and Lanna Buddha images in Chiang Saen style.