Karinthip Village

Karinthip Village, the legend of Mae Ping River has a long history for over 700 years. The river is known as “Lifeline of Chiangmai Province”. The land before Karinthip Village was developed, was part of Mae Ping River line. The river once was used for the transport of timbers from pier to pier. Elephants were to pull timbers off the river. And for that reason, an elephant pier was built in this land. For every 100 years, the river changed its flowing direction and later created a land, which was called “Jang Sri Phoom”. (The city wall located in the East) Later on, more people started to move in and the city has become developed.

Historically, Prathat Doi Suthep was built in an era of King Keu Na of the Lanna Kingdom. He moved one of the relic, (the relic was broken into 2 pieces by its magical powers) from Wat Suandok to Doi Suthep by placing half of the relic on the back of a sacred white elephant and sent it off to Doi Suthep, along the rough journey, the elephant trumpeted a last call and then dropped dead. On that spot, King Keu Na then built the temple and that was in the year of 1384. The architecture of the temple was mixed between Chiangsan and SriLanka.

Wat Chompoo was built by King Keu Na as well from the request of the king’s mother, Pranang Choa Pimpa, that Wat Doi Suthep was too far and too difficult for old people to visit. King Keu Na then named temple “Wat Mai Pimpa” after it was built. Prathat Doi Suthep was built with copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tiered gold umbrella, while Prathat Wat Mai Pimpa was topped by a seven-tiered gold umbrella. Later the name of the temple was changed to Wat Chompoo named after the venerable monk Chompoo, who had a magical power and used to stay in the temple.

"Location of the Karinthip Village"
The village was built in the area of an elephant pier. From here, both golden pagodas can be clearly seen. A magical well was built for over 700 years in this land as the time the golden pagodas were built. The well provided the people in and around this area with water for washing, bathing, and drinking from generations to generations. People believed that if the well was closed, disasters would come and the land would be destroyed. Therefore, the well remains opened and the water is still clean.

Karinthip Village uses a flying elephant fully dressed as a memorial of the history. Karinthip means an elephant from the heaven, therefore, the resort name was created, “Karinthip Village” The elephant standing right in front of the resort was named “Karinthip”. Karinthip was fully dressed to remind people of the white elephant that carried the relic to Doi Suthep. At the time the owner planned to develop this land, she had a dream of a white elephant staying right where it is right now and a building in front of her with Colonial Architecture. The owner did some research and found that this land was owned by Burmese for 200 years, which at that time Burmese was a British colony and the city style was influenced by this reason. Colonial Suite of Karinthip Village was decorated to match the history. The story is pretty amazing. Karinthip Village wants to bring you back to the amazing history of Lanna and we’d like to replenish your happiness by “The Historical of Mae Ping River”.

Feel comfortable with the simplicity and airiness of the room. Situated in the middle of trees and nature along with the convinces that will help cater your needs t anytime and make your stay a fulfilled one.
* Spa & Traditional Massage
* Wireless Internet
* Tour Desk
* Restaurant
* Room service
* Internet corner
* Safe Deposit Boxes
* Laundry / Dry cleaning
* Television
* Jacuzzi (Suite room only)
* Parking Area
* Voltage 220v., 50 HZ
* Hair dryer (on request)
* Taxi service & Airport Transfer
* Mini Bar
* Coffee and Tea making facilities
* 24 hour Reception
* Outdoor Swimming Pool
* Air-condition
* Conference room
Songkran's festival (April 13 of every year Chiang Mai)
Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai is to host a major festival that will combine the cultural heritage of the country's popular New Year festival with the historic heritage of its ancient Lanna kingdom, during which Chiang Mai was founded. The event will commemmorate the culture and civilisation of the Lanna Kingdom whose founder King Mengrai established Chiang Mai in 1297. The Lanna kingdom flourished for 200 years, and its culture remains a strong part of Thailand's northern provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Phayao, Phrae, Nan and Mae Hong Son. In turn, the Songkran Festival in April celebrates the Thai New Year and has become popular for its water-related activities. These cultural and historic traits are also shared by some of the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries, especially those that border the Lanna group; namely, southern China (Yunnan province), Myanmar and Laos. Thus, this festival will present a perfect opportunity for tourists to re-discover and enjoy this ancient celebration.

Mother's day (August 12 of every year)
To honor Queen Sirikit, most revered among Thai citizens, the Tourism Authority of Thailand will host Thailand's National Mother Day on August 12, 2004 at Sanam Luang and along Rajdamneon Avenue. Within the event, take part in merit-making, exhibition about Queen Sirikit, spectaculars from the public and private sectors, candle lighting honoring HM Queen and light decoration along Rajdamneon Avenue.

Loi Krathong's festival (during November of every year)
Come and experience another form of Loi Krathong festival, in Lanna Thai style. This festival creates a mesmerising sight, a unique ritual of the northern capital's Loi Krathong festival by launching of Lanna-style hot air balloons, considered by locals to rid them of their troubles. Come and enjoy different festivities, including the Tha Phae contest, boat race in the Ping River, and small and giant Krathong contests. You will be fascinated with decorative lanterns on houses and temples, as well as, floating of lanterns.

Father's day (5 December of every year)
He's The Father of the Nation, The National Godhead, The Lord of the Lands, The Soul of the Nation, The Possessor of the Four and Twenty Golden Umbrellas King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great of Thailand is the world's longest serving monarch. He has been on the throne since 1946. He may have no constitutional power but, after 58 years (year 2004) as king, he has emerged as the most powerful man in the country. .

Christmas (24 December of every year)
Though not an official holiday in Thailand, Christmas is certainly celebrated in the commercial sense, with busy malls and exchanging of gifts. For those craving a piece of home on the big day, just head for one of Bangkok’s many British or Irish pubs for a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey and mash and Christmas pudding.
So if you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Thailand during the festive season, you’ll find some form of celebration to suit your fancy – with no snow shovel required!

Happy New Year (31 December 2004 - 1 January 2005, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok)
Bangkok Countdown is to be held at the Central World Plaza, downtown Bangkok on the New Year's Eve. Different musical groups, famous singers and adaptive regional performing folk art by native performing artists await to entertain all of you. Central World Plaza will be transformed into a fabulous paradise, together with state of the art of spectacular laser lighting show. With our meticulous attention to this Bangkok Countdown Event, the New Year's Eve experience will delight everyone with an impressive experience.