Having an Onsen Time
Chiang Mai, the Lanna capital of Thailand, might not sound like a place for onsen indulgence. But at the spa-centric RarinJinda Wellness Resort, their life of hydrotherapeutic facilities offer the popular Japanese bath tradition. The onsen tubs come complete with mineral extracts imported from Gero city in Takayama prefecture, a place that ranks among Japan’s top three hot springs with special beauty promoting and healing properties. Their semi-outdoor onsen pools include a hot spring pool (40-42°C), cold pool (18-20°C) and soda-carbonated pool (34-36°C) that help improve blood circulation, increase oxygen flow and detoxify the body.
RarinJinda is known for its hydrotherapeutic treatments with a state-of-the-art indoor heated hydrotherapy pool (eight hydro massaging stations to address different body ailments), Vichy shower, a Hydrotherapy tub, and Infrared Sauna. Accommodations include private spa suites overlooking Doi Suthep for those wishing for total private pampering.
14 Charoen Rat Road, Wat Ket, Muang, Chiang Mai, rarinjinda.com