Chiang Mai might be all about ancient temples and authentic shophouses but there’s no reason you can’t luxe it up during your stay by checking into your very own private villa located in the heart of Thailand’s northern city. The award-winning X2 resorts chain just made it even easier as they opened their third private villa in Chiang Mai. Following the chain’s modern minimalist design aesthetic, the spacious X2 Chiang Mai has six airy bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, games room, a pool, sunbeds, outdoor sala and it all sits within a verdant tropical garden.
This exclusive villa is located right beside the south gate entrance to the old city and is within walking distance of many of the city’s unique temples which feature Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lanna Thai architectural influences. It’s also nice and close to Wualai Road, the site of one of Chiang Mai’s better markets, held every Saturday night. Opening rates start at THB 34,000 ($1360) per night, for up to 12 people, with a Champagne breakfast included. Reservations can be made here or email book@X2villas.com.