Muang Kulaypan Hotel
The original shape of the land has been preserved as much as possible. Ancient coconut trees (over 60 years old) were kept to maintain the authenticity of the location. Many trees are incorporated within the design of the Hotel. The expansive and uncluttered garden is representative of the simplicity of life one finds when one is open to it. It brings a feeling of peacefulness and serenity that luxuriant vegetation may not express so effectively.
Placed throughout the Hotels garden and walkways are numerous bonsai trees, a parallel to the Thai service where each Guest is taken into personal consideration, with care. On a calm clear night with no rain, you may enjoy counting little rabbits admiring the yellow full moon. The moon represents a coveted person. The rabbits are those who crave for this person's heart in vain. This is the kind of broken-heart phenomenon which may occur to anybody.
Relaxing at dining Sala
The architect has decided to use simple raw materials for the construction and decoration of the Hotel.Many local craftworks have been used in this process.This concept creates a blend of simplicity together with the inherent practicality using materials available on hand. All furnitures were made specifically on site during the construction. The decor seeks to becalm the senses and plays down the luxurian. This minimalist environment engenders a certain simplicity to fullfil ones life without aspiring to excess, a suitably honorable way to behave in a Buddhist country.
White sand beach
The overall image of the Hotel is a blending of the ancient Javanese house-village design with a traditional Thai southern slow-slung roof, a structure which impels the visitor to humbly bow ones head on entry and exit, thus showing respect to the householder. The two identical stone sculptures in front of the lobby are not mortars but are fashioned on traditional banana-leaf ceremonial pieces used for receptions. In Thai they are called Bai Sri and will welcome you right on your arrival.
Some of the objects and structures of the decoration are the reflection of local beliefs. The main stairs leading to the Upper Floor recall the design of the traditional Buddhist temple with its mirrors chasing away the bad spirits and conversly the Lotus, a holy flower, attracting the good one.
Surrounding the resort
The twin phalluses, for example, well known as Shiva Lueng in Thai, represent a Hindu God's sexual organ which Samui fishermen have worshipped for long as their protector against the mischievous Goddess of the sea. The phallus miniatures however, named Palad Kik, have the same shape as Siva Leung only smaller. Normally Palad Kik are worn on the body, usually at the waist, and are considered as magic amulets or lucky charms for the wearer inviting good business and prosperity.
The cubic blocks on the lawn are designed as one-of-a- kind spirit houses which serve to spiritually protect both staff and guests who stay here. The cubism is styled after the bases of Buddhist pagodas which are placed atop