|Hulutrip provides you Old Chiangmai Cultural Center Khantoke Dinner online booking. The khantoke dinner with the blend of northern culture has been established for 47 years in Chiangmai.Enjoy real northern Thai food at kantoke tables while being entertained by traditional hill tribe dancers.
18.30-19.00: Pick up from your hotel. Dinner Time.
19:45: Enjoy Thai and hill tribe dance.
21.00: Send back to your hotel.
Kantoke restaurants are a fairly new but popular feature of Chiang Mai, combining great food with cultural entertainment. Kantoke restaurants get their name from the low tables on which the food is served, called Kantoke in Thai. Diners sit on the floor, propped up by sumptuous cushions, and sample a variety of unique northern dishes. Accompanying the traditional food is a performance of traditional Lanna (northern Thai) music and dance.
During the meal you’ll get a chance to sample several typical Northern Thai dishes. First is kaeng hanglay, a slowly simmered pork and ginger curry that is always a favorite with diners. Then there are usually two chili dips served with the meal – one green, and one red. The green dip, naam prikh noom, is made mainly of roasted green chilies and garlic, and is normally quite spicy. The second chili dip, naam prikh ong, is made of ground pork, tomatoes, and red chilies and is not as spicy as the green one. Both of these dips are traditionally eaten using the hands to dip steamed vegetables, fried pork skins, or sticky rice in them. In addition, most khantoke dinners will also include a dish of either fried chicken or pork, so that there is something familiar for travelers who are timid about trying new foods. Finally, there is usually a last course of sliced tropical fruit to round out the dinner.
The music and dance show takes place in two parts. The first part is a display of various traditional Thai dances such as the Fingernail Dance which is performed as guests sit and enjoy their meal. The final dance of the first half is the Circle Dance in which some of the dancers will invite members of the audience to take part and this often causes some amusement. The second half of the show takes place in another auditorium where various hilltribe dances and customs are showcased. The participants here are all genuine hilltribe people and they come from various groups such as the Lahu, Akha and Hmong.
Old Chiangmai Cultural CenterOld Chiangmai is your one-stop Thai Lanna cultural experience conveniently set in impressive grounds and all on site. What's more it is perfectly situated just outside the walls of the Old City of Chiang Mai and within easy reach of all the major hotels and guesthouses.
Enjoy delicious food served in a traditional Thai Lanna style while enjoying the wonders of beautiful Thai dancing and traditional music. Old Chiangmai presents the original most authentic live Khantoke experience that has been enjoyed throughout history in Northern Thailand.
Muay Thai Boxing:
Old Chiangmai invite you to get ringside for some no-holds-barred genuine Muay Thai featuring some of Thailand's most famous boxing stars. Check for show dates and times.
Throughout the evening artists from the hill tribes of the mountains of Northern Thailand perform dances and cultural exhibits that will introduce you to a timeless way of life that has been lived by these colourful people for centuries. All our performers are genuine hill tribe people that are proud of their heritage and culture and enjoy sharing it with you.
Every evening there is a craft market. You can purchase genuine hand-made silks, carvings, clothing and other locally crafted items.
With a selection of restaurants to suit every palate Old Chiangmai offers variety and individual dining style surrounded by the ever present Thai Lanna tradition and culture that is the essence of Old Chiangmai.