Cleanse the soul. 

Your health is at the heart of the vegetarian, alcohol-free Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort (053-904-974,

The hotel inside the walled old city combines Lanna style and colonial architecture for a look of classic elegance. The 39 rooms (from B2,458/night), which surround an outdoor pool, are done in dark wood and marble that’s offset with deep blue walls and brass lighting fixtures.

The hotel takes its philosophy from the five precepts of Buddhism, which means no alcohol and an adherence to body-cleansing food. That spirit is best embodied in Moreganic, the hotel restaurant, where vegetarian Western and Thai dishes are accompanied by herbal drinks.

Between the healthy food and relaxing atmosphere, this place should rank among your top wellness getaways next time you need to cleanse soul and stomach. 

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