Lifestyle, Travel

Body, Mind, Spirit — the Serenity And Peace of UNESCO World Heritage Site Bang Sai


An 80-minute drive north from Bangkok to the tree-shaded rural district of Bang Sai leads one to a luxurious resort and wellness retreat spanning 10 acres of lush landscape. Situated in Thailand’s old capital, Ayutthaya, Thann Wellness Destination boasts timeless architecture with subtle inspirations from ancient Ayutthaya art and design. It also offers a complete wellness experience and artistic lifestyle for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

The resort has 46 spacious guest accommodations ranging from suites to pool villas set on the tranquil banks of the Noi River, amidst the lush rice fields. A nod to the rich history of the district, the rooms carry distinct Ayutthaya influences in the form of artworks, statutes, and motifs emblazoned on walls.

In addition, Thann botanical-based skincare and aromatherapy products can be found in all rooms while the complimentary minibar is stocked with healthy beverages – such as fruit juices and fruit-infused water – in reusable glass bottles to promote sustainability.

Thann Wellness Destination focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being. The 1,500 sq m spa complex has 15 treatment rooms with two double aroma rooms, nine single aroma rooms, two double Thai massage rooms, two single Thai massage rooms, aromatherapy baths, an aromatherapy steam room, three all- purpose studios, and a fitness centre.

Treatments are performed by certified professional therapists with extensive knowledge of anatomy, aromatherapy, and massage techniques. The aromatherapy baths with three different temperatures (25, 30 and 39 degrees Celsius) help stimulate lymphatic drainage, soothe tired muscles, and improve blood circulation. The wellness activities at the centre range from yoga sessions to aromatherapy workshops and Muay Thai classes.

Dining at Thann Wellness Destination is lavish and sophisticated. Guests can choose from the three dining concepts – a river restaurant, a modern-oriental café, and a casual street food eatery – with each of them offering a different, nutritious menu with carefully curated natural flavours. Many of the ingredients are sourced from local community markets as well as the resort’s residue-free farm and garden – fruits, vegetables, river prawn, river fish, and free-range eggs and chicken.

Besides the distinctive menus, the ambience of each concept is equally noteworthy – enjoy a multi-course meal that is meticulously prepared to deliver the best Thai culinary experience in an opulent setting at the Riverfront Restaurant, be blown away by international dishes where an Asian antique collection of tableware and cooking utensil is displayed at the Tea Room, or walk through the Thai Street Foods, a food hall offering a vast array of Thai street food and snacks such as pounded papaya, grilled meat skewers with sticky rice, and Thai noodles.

Thann Wellness Destination promises a peaceful, restful and rejuvenating experience for the burnt-out travellers yearning to get away from the madding crowd with a minimum two nights’ stay.

“Here at Thann Wellness Destination, we want to create the most Zen experience and stress-free lifestyle to our visitors. Guests do not have to worry about what to wear, eat or the activities to enjoy at the resort because everything is well-prepared for them by the team,” shares Tony Suppattranont, founder of Thann Wellness Destination.

This story first appeared in the December/January ’20 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.