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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

  • P.O. Box 18, Chiang Saen Post Office, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand

    January 2006

    Max Musto
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 16

  • Tents: 15
  • Explorer's Lodge (2 bedroom): 1

Design Aesthetic: Tents are reminiscent of 19th-century adventure expeditions with handcrafted furniture, hardwood floors and traditional thatched roofs

Architect: Bill Bensley Design

Interior Designer(s): Bill Bensley Design

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  • Located in the legendary Golden Triangle – where Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Laos meet – at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers
  • The area was once infamously known as a centre of the opium trade

Interior Designer: Bill Bensley Design

Design Aesthetic: Open-air platform spa overlooking jungle valley

Number of Treatment Rooms: 2

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Signature Treatment:

  • Mahout Recovery Treatment (90 minutes)

Camp Chef: Pisan Torphet

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Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Papaya, kaffir lime
  • Lemongrass, chilli, galangal, sweet basil, curry paste
  • Mekong River fish, Royal Project rainbow trout

Signature Dish: Pla Kra Bok - fish curry cooked in green bamboo

Restaurant: Nong Yao Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Thai, Laotian, Burmese and western cuisine
  • Designer: Bensley Design Studios
  • Outdoor Seating: 34, plus 6 in the bar area

Restaurant: Burma Bar

  • Designer: Bensley Design Studios
  • Signature Cocktail: Lemongrass Martini
  • Seating: 30+

Unique Dining Experiences:

  • Sunrise breakfast on the Camp's peak
  • Jungle and riverside picnics
  • Sunset cocktails at Burma Bar
  • Private candlelit dinner at the Elephant Camp

On-site Activities:

  • Birdwatching
  • Cooking classes
  • Guide service
  • Elephant research
  • Foraging expeditions
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Off-site Activities:

  • Jungle trekking
  • Nature walks
  • Mountain journey
  • Temple visits
  • Trek into Laos

Number of Pools: 1

Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Founding member of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation; among several fundraising activities is the sale of scarves made from the Camp's own silkworm farm
  • Local artisans display and sell their wares at the Camp
  • The Camp purchases local replacement crops such as coffee and nuts, thus helping eradicate opium production
  • Presents educational scholarships to local students
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Special Features
  • All-inclusive benefits for staying guests
  • Get up close and personal with an elephant
  • Wine cellar available for private events
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