Chiang Mai – Blending Historic & Fashionable Thai Architecture

"Synsiri 3 Ladprao 83"How a Swiss hotelier and his Thai wife have created an elegant, trendy residing space in harmony within the heart of northern Thailand’s culturally wealthy city. Phra Santi Tamawat, who on the age of 59 is the 8th recorded Abbot of Wat Chiang Man, constructed by Chiang Mai’s founder King Mengrai as his ‘home base’ while creating the city over seven hundred years in the past. It is 20 years since a Lucerne lodge administration graduate was appointed opening manager of the prestigious Amari Boulevard Lodge in Bangkok. Fifty years in the past, Chiang Mai regarded like Luang Prabang in Laos appears now. This a part of Thailand has change into top-of-the-line, lowest value locations to live in South East Asia. Marc and his Thai spouse Laxami chose her residence-metropolis of Chiang Mai for their personal mission, and a small, quiet site lower than a kilometer from the absolute city centre. And last year, multi-lingual Marc Dumur mixed every part he has learned since then to open the unique Frangipani Serviced Residences. In spite of everything, it’s always a mistake to be in too much of a rush! These suites are the perfect reply as a base for folks researching their future here. We might like to show Thai the way to mix modern ideas in harmony with historical past in their very own towns”. He took themes and ‘hints’ from Wat Chiang Man for both the exterior and the inside of Frangipani. “We haven’t copied, we’ve got adopted the style” he explains. “The flat surfaces and squares on the chedi for instance.