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Indigenous Golden Triangle Culture

Gone are the days when the mist shrouded mountains of Chiang Rai played host to smuggling routes connecting the porous borders of Laos, Burma and Thailand. Today you’re more likely to spot a line of colourfully dressed hill tribe ladies picking tea on a rich verdant hillside than a caravan of opium smugglers disappearing into the mist. In this region, traditions worth keeping have been kept while the ecology and livelihoods of people have been improved beyond measure.

Amongst the projects that have kept traditions alive is the Elephant Camp at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa. Established with royal support, the Elephant Camp allows tourists to integrate with elephants under the skilled guidance of a Thai elephant trainer, known as a mahout.  Visitors to the camp can enjoy the adventure of an elephant trek through the jungle and learn the secrets behind the mahout’s trade before experiencing the thrill of bathing with these mighty creatures.

The Golden Triangle encapsulates a region of stunning beauty seared in myth and legend. So when the day is done and the curtain falls; stand at the vista of a spectacular sunset and surrender yourself to the mystique of The Golden Triangle.

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Wine Guru Recommendations

 
Wine Gurus

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is home to a number of award winning restaurants and Wine Gurus, all trained by June, offering guests the perfect opportunity to indulge in a wine and cuisine pairing journey. Under the expert guidance of an Anantara Wine Guru, guests are treated to richly personalised tasting experiences, and can learn to discern between vintages, varietals and vineyards, as well as discovering the perfect bottle to complement their meal.

Recommendations from Anantara’s award winning Wine Gurus:

Wine: Gruner Veltliner ''Kamptal Reserve'', SchlossGobelsburg, Austria 2011
Plate: Miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf
Guru: Mr. Peetiwat Manapim, Wine Guru at AnantaraPhuket Villas

Wine: Seghesio, Zinfandel Old Vines, Sonoma County, California, U.S.A 2003
Plate: Australian wagyu rib eye grade no9, with truffle jus, wok tossed greens and truffle mashed potato
Guru: Mr. Chalong Songkroh, Wine Guru at Anantara Phuket Villas


Wine: Riesling, Qualitatswein Trocken, Weingut Robert Weil, Rheingau, Germany 2010
Plate: Slow braised pork belly in soy sauce, red bean curd, rice wine and sesame, topped with mint and coriander salad and caramelised lemon dust with ginger soy dressing
Guru: Ms. Krongtong Namtiwong, Wine Guru at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa


Wine: Catena Alta Malbec, Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina 2006
Plate: Roasted rack of lamb with demi glaze herbal mash potato
Guru: Mr. Santi Thongrit, Wine Guru at Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa


Wine: Marchesi Antinori Peppoli,Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy 2007
Plate: The finest “Margaret River” wagyu beef tenderloin, flambéed tableside with Martell fine cognac, crisp portobello mushroom wonton, and truffled bintje potato cake
Guru: Mr. Cherdchai Tomkaew, Wine Guru at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa


Wine: Perlato Del Bosco Rosso IGT Tua Rita, Tuscany, Italy 2007
Plate: Ossobuco di Vitello alla Milanese (Braised veal shank with saffron risotto)
Guru: Mr. Yuttapicahi Polnakoo, Wine Guru at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa


Wine: Concha Y Toro, "Terrunyo”, Block 27 Camenere, Cachapoal Valley, Chile 2007
Plate: Saltimbocca alla romana (Veal escalope with pancetta and sage)
Guru: Mr. Bala Subramani, Wine Guru at Anantara Dhigu, Maldives


Wine: 2009 Riesling “Eroica”, Chateau St. Michelle & Dr. Loosen, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
Plate: Crunchy raw beetroot salad on a bed of Caviar
Guru: Mr. Ankush Jindal Wine Guru at Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi

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Destinations

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Once in a Lifetime Voyages from Bangkok

There are numerous ways to explore Bangkok: By tuk tuk or motorcycle taxi, by foot or by bicycle, by Skytrain, bus, MRT… the list goes on. However, the most pleasurable way is to go with the flow and follow the winding path of the Chao Phraya River – known famously as The River of Kings. 

Anantara River Cruise takes a one hundred year old rice barge, beautifully converted into a luxury boat of shining teak on a two night three day cruise. The temples and stilted communities that line the Chao Phraya echo the history of Bangkok, a city whose foundations evolved along the riverbank.

The destination is the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, a fascinating city of temple ruins and historical intrigue where you’ll be free to explore on foot. This is one voyage that’ll unveil something of the mystique of ancient Siam and remain in your memory for a long time to come.

 
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Anantara Spa

Pearl of the Andaman at Anantara Phuket Villas, Thailand
Famed for its exclusive island lifestyle, few visitors are aware of Phuket’s Chinese merchant heritage. Anantara Spa honours its illustrious location in the Andaman Sea and the island’s oriental roots in a rejuvenating signature journey. Drawing on centuries of herbal wisdom, a traditional Chinese massage clears the meridians and promotes energy flow. The Andaman’s precious seawater pearls are infused within a nourishing facial that improves elasticity and enhances complexion radiance for dynamic anti-ageing effects.

Floral Foot Ritual – Traditional Chinese Herbal Back Massage – Shower – Pearl Facial – Refreshment

Balinese Ritual at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives
The Maldives is one of the most exotic wedding destinations, and at Anantara Veli a bridal beautyritual aptly hails from the popular wedding haven of Bali.The body is first exfoliated by an elixir infused with turmeric, which figures prominently in the bridalbeautification ceremonies of Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. A massage of rhythmicmovements and essential oils follows, treating the body to a qi balancing therapy once reserved forJavanese royalty.

Floral Foot Ritual – Javanese Lulur Scrub – Shower – Balinese Massage – Refreshment

Journey of Siam at Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand
In Thailand’s royal seaside town, Anantara Spa in Hua Hin celebrates regal charms through aharmonious integration of sensual elements. Each luxurious treatment suite overlooks a lagoon, inwhich blooming lotus flowers symbolise spiritual enlightenment.An exquisite wellness journey captures the spirit of ancient Siam with Thai herbal remedies, thehealing and replenishing properties of coconuts, as well as a massage technique that has been passeddown through the generations for over 2,500 years.

Qasr Al Sarab Retreat at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Island Resort by Anantara, United Arab Emirates
Anantara Spa in the Liwa Desert articulates the revitalizing serenity of an oasis through water features, evocative views and ancient treatments using coveted local ingredients. A refreshing bath blends detoxifying ginger and cleansing lemongrass. A creamy scrub and replenishing wrap are infused with hydrating date seeds, rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals. To conclude, an Arabian pressure point massage uses an essential oil blend of sandalwood, patchouli and ylang ylang to deeply moisturise and relax.

Shower - Floral Foot Ritual –- Exotic Herbal Bath – Arabian Exotic Scrub - Arabian Exotic Wrap – Shower – Arabian Massage – Refreshment


Dawn Renewal at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Thailand
Glittering at sunrise, The Temple of Dawn stands as atestament to the kingdom’s spiritual culture on the banks ofthe Chao Phraya River. Anantara’s tropical urban oasis alsoborders the city’s grandest waterway, and pays homage tothe iconic dawn temple with an awakening spa ritual.In a land where health and beauty go hand in hand, thisrefreshing package starts with a purifying green tea scrub andends with a massage to combat jet lag.

Floral Foot Ritual - Detoxifying Green Tea Scrub - Shower – Jet lag Massage – Refreshment

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
18th Floor, Berli Jucker House,
99 Soi Rubia, Sukhumvit 42 Rd.,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Email: reserveanantara@anantara.com

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