Translate and transform from the origin of Lanna City & culture in the theme of water architecture, temples, tenement and old commercial buildings from last 200 years.
Mr. Apichart Sri-aroon our Architect was inspired in architectural design the resort by flashing back 200 years, when the “Wat Gate” community was prosperous trade centre with foreigners who traveled along Ping River by ancient Lanna scorpion vessel boat. This became the inspiration of the river story to be chosen as the idea for architectural design.
Wat Gate Community was as ancient district located on the eastern bank of the Ping River. Settled by various nationalities, including Chinese, Western and local people. It provided a blend of architectural design which remains today, with the Wat Gate nestled in the heart of the community. Building of the houses formally started around 1796, after the establishment of Chiang Mai to be a colony of Rattanakosin (Bangkok). Before roads reached Chiang Mai the community was an important port for cruises between Rattanakosin and Chiang Mai and other southern cities. The Wat Gate Community was significant according to economic needs of Chiang Mai at that time.