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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.