Upon entering this hotel, you feel like you are walking through the jungle. Luscious trees and plants line the walls of the sky-lit atrium with an artificial river flowing through the floor. Muted tones are the main aesthetic, while highlighted by natural elements such as wood, stone, leather and gardens. Situated on three acres of land along the Chao Phraya River is The Siam Hotel.

In order to reach The Siam, you must take their river boat, The Golden Naga, which has been beautifully refurbished to represent modern and traditional rice boat design. One of the signature Siam excursions is a sunset cruise along the Chao Phraya to enjoy drinks and canapés or to have a romantic private dinner with nighttime views of the Bangkok skyline.

During the day, train under an expert “Muay Thai” fighter to learn the skills and discipline of Thailand’s national sport. Cool off in The Siam’s riverside infinity pool overlooking the Chao Phraya as you enter through a vine covered pagoda and sip Thai tea at the poolside bar. At the end of the day, unwind at the award-winning Opium spa with a treatment of your choice.

To know a country is to know its cuisine. Take a personalized Thai cooking class at The Siam and learn how to make traditional recipes. There is also the option to take a Tuk-Tuk ride to a local market to collect fresh ingredients for your class. If you would rather be cooked for, enjoy a “sabai sabai” weekend brunch with Executive chef Damri’s tasting menu while dining against a gorgeous river backdrop.

The most special experience offered at the hotel is the opportunity to get a Sak Yan tattoo, an ancient and sacred Thai tradition. Ajarn Boo is a renowned ink master that uses the traditional khem technique- the stick and poke. Each tattoo has a deep spiritual significance, and many have meanings relating to protection, health and good fortune.

Choose between these signature experiences that are created to highlight fascinating elements of Thai culture. All the while, swim and spa, and wine and dine at the simple, serene and secluded oasis just outside of Bangkok. Be entranced by the truly exquisite design, décor and opportunities offered at The Siam.