Known as the former capital of the Lan Na Kingdom from 1296 to 1768 before become the Kingdom of Chiang Mai a tributary state of Siam or Thailand in the present, this popular northern province claims its right to be one of the world’s best travel destinations with a longstanding history, rich culture, age-old traditions passed from generations to generation and unique ways of life. Situated among mountains, Chiang Mai proposes exceptional experience for city break or nature getaway. You can only do so much in 48 hours, it will be one packed-trip that will leave you impressed and long for more.
Anchored by four-storey Central Department Store, Chiangmai’s first and oldest shopping mall offers a large variety of shopping options among fashion, sporting goods, IT products and more, along with many food outlets and Tops Market supermarket. Vista Theatre screen the latest films on the top floor, and on the same floor is karaoke lounge and 24-lane bowling alley. Three banks provide ATM service and foreign exchange.
Chiangmai is a magical city. Tradition blends perfectly with a modern way of living. Throughout the entire city, you will find some temples on the same street as cute cosy coffee shops, together with Lanna-style houses. Another favourite spot among locals and visitors is CentralFestival Chiangmai, a mega-shopping complex that has all kinds of things to offer.
This new tourist attraction is the only vision illusion art museum in Thailand that visitors can have a full of fun in touching and taking pictures with these illusion 3D art pieces displaying in the museum. Within 5,800 sq. meters space, there are more than 10 exhibitions that range in different theme such as Underwater World Hall, Wildlife Hall, Dinosaur Hall, Waterfall Hall as well as making fun touch the world famous art paints.
Northern Thailand’s newest, largest and trendiest shopping mall is a destination in itself. With an eye-catching architectural “Futuristic Lanna” design inspired by northern Thai cultural heritage, coupled with energy-saving and environmentally-friendly technology, the complex has become one of the northern capital’s foremost landmarks. Located on the Superhighway junction that is one kilometre from the bus terminal, three kilometres from the train station and eight kilometres from the airport, the 250,000-sq-metre complex comprises over 250 brand-named fashion stores, over 60 restaurants, 7 specialized anchor stores including Central Department Store, Central FoodHall, PowerBuy, B2S, SuperSports, Office Mate, a Major Cineplex with IMAX 3D and 4DX, as well as ice-skating rink, fun park, plus a full-service fitness club.
Doppio Ristr8to in the Central Festival shopping mall is our 2nd Ristr8to in Chiang Mai. Our aim for this location is to share our knowledge to coffee beginner and local people who are not commonly drinking coffee in Chiang Mai, so we made this cult-concept cafe less complicated than our original Ristr8toand easier to understand for everyone. We would like to persuade common people to appreciate about good coffee, that is why we make our concept and our unique menu to get connected with normal people who are not coffee geek, so they can know more information about coffee, and enjoy coffee industry more.
Huen Muan Jhai(เฮือนม่วนใจ๋),Northern Thai restaurant at Chiangmai. If you be here in Chiangmai .I hope you don’t miss local food as Chiangmai food. I guess that once you I find a perfect restaurant for have a good meal,Huen Muan Jhai(เฮือนม่วนใจ๋)Its has to be on the list. The name “Huen Muan Jhai”(เฮือนม่วนใจ๋) mean the place that come with happiness. this restaurant nearby Nimmarn Road.there is little parking space in front of the restaurant. Taste is good and price is suitable.
Thailand is hot and what better way is there to cool off than some refreshing ice cream. Luckily, because of the climate, you can find plenty icy treat parlours around the country. If you are after something a little more special, with an authentic and scrumptious touch, these places will definitely do the job.
While not a must-do, you might want to try a khan toke dinner at least once when in Chiang Mai. At the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, the setup is highly elaborate – from the elegant teakwood room decked out in ethnic Lanna style to the round teak tray containing nine side dishes to the sitting arrangement on the floor – all designed to re-enact the original khan toke experience.
Dash Restaurant and Bar in Chiang Mai draws in big crowds even though it is located down a small lane in a quiet part of the old town. The setting is perfect: a beautiful wooden house with doors open onto a small patio, and tasty Thai food that suits all palates. Add to this the live band that plays in the evenings and they really have a winning combination. Dash is located on Moon Muang Road, around a five minute walk from Tha Pae Gate. If you’re not familiar with Chiang Mai’s winding back lanes then it’s best to take a map. The restaurant is open every day from 9:00 until midnight. If you end up loving the food you eat here, Dash restaurant and Bar in Chiang Mai also run cooking classes.