A quaint, peaceful heritage building with its old world charm and lush gardens welcomes you on the banks of the Ping river to Baan Orapin, in the, Charoenrat/Wat Ket area. From bustling Bangkok, this seemed like a Oasis of tranquility.
The collection of bungalows rest alongside a landscaped tropical garden – Baan Orapin takes its name from the 90-year-old teakwood family home at its centre. The decor of the rooms is simple and elegant, floors are teak or hardwood, furniture handcrafted and the beautiful breakfast laid out by the pool side and attentive service make one feel very special. The traditional Northern breakfast deserves special mention, though you will need to inform the staff a day in advance.
The location is very central, a historic street along the sleepy Ping River leads one to the beautiful restaurants by the river and the arts and craft shops. The much famed Night Bazaar, the bustling night market is a comfortable walking distance away. One needs to mention though that Nightbazar, though huge, has spectacular displays of its traditonal fare inside rather than the the outside shops that mostly sell cheap fakes from China. The local artists at work on the premises of the Night Bazar enthralled us with their sheer skill and artistry.The Warorot market with its beautiful traditional textile and cotton work from the local hilltribes does not fail to impress the tired traveller with its unfailing local charm and the unique essence of the Lanna culture. The promiximity to the old city area and the beautiful Wats of Chiangmai made our stay at Baan Orapin very memorable. The ancient Wats of chiangmai with their intricate wood carving and stunning hand painted murals left a lasting impression on us. The emaciated Buddha at Wat Umong, that almost escapes attention was a unique find.
Thanks to Trip Advisor, Baan Orapin was a great find for us on our visit to Thailand in December 2011.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Orapin, built in northern Thai (Lanna) styled architecture, surrounded by tall longan trees, is within easy walking distance of the Night Bazaar, Thapae gate, riverside restaurants along the Ping river, local handicraft shops, and Warorot market. It boasts an inviting residential ambiance that combines an authentic neighborhood vibe with the modern comforts. Baan Orapin is where you will find genuine ambience of a northern Thai home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Baan Orapin b&b
- Baan Orapin Hotel Chiang Mai