Originally a family retreat, today Puka is a small boutique resort on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. This boutique property is 13 km from the city center and 18 from the airport. Puka Resort is located near the namesake river, and rice paddies, evoking the setting of the first settlers. Explore the many temples, some dating back a few hundred years such as the famed Doi Suthep. The night and the Sunday Walking Market are great places to pick up souvenirs and Thai artifacts before you head back home. Learn to cook your favorite Thai dishes, hop on a bicycle to explore the countryside, or take the sailing boat into the river. At the resort, take your meals in a relaxing, open-air setting by the river. Nature forms an integral part of Puka Resort, and it helps guests relax as they take in the surroundings.