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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Khantoke Dinner at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center is based around the traditional Thai dinner and dancing show. For the Khantoke dinner guests sit on bamboo mats on the floor and are served a range of northern Thai food to share with the table. The food includes a rich chicken curry and a Burmese style pork curry, fried chicken, sticky rice, vegetables with a spicy chilli dip and the northern delicacy of deep fried pork skin. While you sit and eat a variety of Traditional Thai dances are shown on stage including sword dancing and a popular drum performance.
The menu varies from International, Thai and Chinese Cuisine. Examples from the menu includes Grilled river prawns with curry sauce , Grilled pork with lemon grass served with hot & spicy sauce, Mixed grilled scallop, river prawn, chicken, pork and sea mussel with curry sauce and much much more. There are also various specials on daily, for example; Chicken served with Thai saffron fried rice Stir fried rice noodles, with minced chicken and sunny-side egg (89THB) Spaghetti cabonara with slow cooked egg to name but a few.
Croissant Taiyaki arrived!!!!. Famous Snack from Japan. Croissant Taiyaki is combination of Croissant and Taiyaki. Taiyaki like a old fashion Japanese’s dessert made from pancake powder in shape like a fish with sweet red beans inside. Now change has come. bring Croissant powder instead pancake powder and add more flavor with custard ,chocolate and etc.Its turn to more Croissant in a shape of a fish with flavor.Its very crispy and sweet. Sweet thing lover MUST TRY!!.
Tong Restaurant and Bar is a highly rated Northern Thai restaurant that’s easy to spot thanks to an enticing barbeque grill outside the entrance. Tong, also called Tong Tem Toh, is one of the most popular restaurants for Thai’s in the Nimman area. From 17:00 when they open there are customers trying to beat the queue that forms from opening time until late. You can’t reserve a table in advance so be prepared to wait for up to an hour for a table, but the authentic northern Thai food is worth the wait.
Deep Fried Sea Bass with Fish Sauce was first introduced by Laem Charoen Seafood more than 35 years ago and this legendary dish has been popular ever since. Laem Charoen Seafood serves seafood dishes with Thai identity. Its menu items and Quality are unique and have impressed the locals and foreigners alike.
Enjoy the superb ambiance of The Gallery. Our refined décor, along with our multitude of dishes and drinks will ease you into the perfect Thai experience without you having to sacrifice your Western comforts. We offer quiet respite next to the tranquil river, and if you prefer, a lively atmosphere facilitated by excellent live music renowned throughout Chiang Mai.
Located on the Chiang Mai-Lampang Super Highway close to Wat Chet Yot, the museum has been designated by the Fine Arts Department as a regional center for education and preservation of the art and culture of Chiang Mai and upper northern Thailand, the Lanna Kingdom. Their Majesties the King and Queen graciously presided over the opening of the museum on 6 February 1973. The museum was built in traditional northern architecture, with a Lanna Thai rooftop. Interesting topics include
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.
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, located on Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road, is the center of Lanna arts and culture. It is Thai traditional teak houses, with exquisitely etched doors and windows. Within the area, there are plenty of souvenir shops, hill tribe villages, and antique fabric museum “Saban Nga”, in which more than 60 photographs are kept to display the town generality, tradition and culture, costumes, and life styles of the north people 100 years ago. Moreover, the site exhibits more than 6000 archaic textiles, and the stories of each hill tribe as well. Tour guides will take visitors around, narrating about history and unique features of each hill tribe textiles.
Buffaloes and human beings were bound in the ancient time. In particular, Thai people’s lifestyle in the past depended on buffalo labor for agriculture. It can therefore be mentioned that buffaloes are Thai people’s lives. Previously, Thai people expressed gratitude to buffaloes by making a gift to them at the end of ploughing and rice-planting season. In the old days, we did not kill them for food but raised them until their end of life. Currently, everything is changing and is replaced by modern technology, as a result, the significant and gigantic value of buffaloes at that time was lost unfortunately.
Ban Thawai, a woodcrafts village, is considered one of the most famous cultural tourist attractions in Chiang Mai province. It is well-known to both Thais and foreigners and home to the Chiang Mai wood-carving industry and becomes more popular nowadays in terms of the value and quality of products. It is the center of prominent handicrafts diversity such as wood-carving, sewing and embroidery, lacquer and gold leave craftsmanship, silverware, lacquer ware, homespun, wickerwork, pottery, etc.
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.
Sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is the busiest daytime market in Chieng Mai. It opens early in the morning every day, Warorot Market is the site to explore if you want to get up close and personal with the lifestyle of the locals. It’s a very busy market with people from all walks of life come to shop for things all day long – – fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, meat stuffs, condiments, local delicacies onto handicrafts, silks, souvenirs, wood carvings, silverware, just to name a few.
Shopping never ends in Chiang Mai, This Sunday Market is truly a heaven for the locals, especially teens and young adolescents to come, shop and mingle with friends. It is a large street market located right in the centre of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai, starting at the Tha Phae Gate at one end for roughly 1kilometer down Ratchadamnoen Road.