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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.
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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
The Karen, or Kariang as known to the Khon Muang, are the largest highland group and live mostly in the mountainous area in the western provinces of Thailand, such as Mae Hong Son, Tak, and Kanchanaburi. There are only a few villages further east in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai because the bulk of the Karen tribes are still in Myanmar. They speak a Tibeto-Burman language and they came to Thailand mainly over the past 200 years. Actually, the whole group is divided into White, Black, and Red Karen, and it is the White Karen that has communities in Chiang Rai. In the last couple of years, there has appeared a sub-group called Padaung or “Long Neck” Karen who live as refugees in some villages of Chiang Rai province.
Karen settlements tend to be in forested areas of lower altitude at an average elevation of 500 meters. Like the Khmu tribe in Laos, they keep elephants. Near the valleys, the Karen practise wet rice agriculture and, where it is necessary, build terraced fields and do “shifting cultivation.” Rice and vegetables are their major crops. They raise pigs and chicken, as well as keep water buffaloes and cattle for work.
Karen kinship and marriage customs are different from all the other hill tribes because kinship is traced through the maternal line and residence after marriage is in the mother’s village. The Karen people are strictly monogamous and, in most cases, the family is the most important, basic, co-operative unit. They build their houses on stilts. Their religion is basically animism and they believe in a spirit world. Some follow the Christian religion, while others adopted Buddhism in close contact with the Khon Muang people. Their “New Year” celebration takes place in January/February.