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IN LOVE WITH CHIANG MAI - A new eye on Chiang Mai

IN LOVE WITH CHIANG MAI

Why do we love Chiang Mai so much? It may be because of it’s time honored traditions, it’s rich history, delicious cuisine, laid back atmosphere and it’s genuinely graceful and friendly people. Chiang Mai is a vibrant city, full of energy and a robust cultural spirit. And it keeps evolving!
Here is our selection of “Why We Love Chiang Mai”, including this year’s favourite restaurants, cafes, things to do and new places to go. A
selection of places more or less known, created with passion by innovative people.

Consistently voted as one of the top destination cities in the world by prestigious international travel organizations, Chiang Mai has a lot of charm to offer. This February’s issue of Chang Puak Magazine should make you want to get out in the streets and discover new places in your favorite beautiful city.

 

We Love Chiang mai
- LAID BACK & DELICIOUS

The Barn: Eatery Design
A very relaxing coffee shop tucked away off Suthep road. This place is the new architectural gem-cafe of Chiang Mai. Coffee, cakes and a pleasant atmosphere: the perfect place to get some work done!


@Back of Wat Suan Dok
Facebook : thebarnchiangmai

 

 

Enough for Life
How about experiencing simple life in a natural environment?
This delicious korean restaurant opens from 4pm to 10pm and will surprise you with their unique daily dishes. Enough for Life also has a small guest house: a few rooms for those who would like to stay overnight.


@ Suthep area, near B2 Premier Hotel (umong area)
Facebook : enoughforlife

 

We Love Chiang mai
- STYLISH NIGHTS OUT

Namton’s House Bar:
A real craft beer bar in Chiang Mai! The owners are really cool and they know what they are talking about. A nice selection of craft beers from Belgium, US, Japan, Denmark... Relaxed atmosphere, great service and fine selection of food.


@ ChiangMai-Lamphun Road. (open daily except Wed.)
Facebook : namtonshousebar

 

Rise Rooftop Bar:
This chic bar is located on the nineth floor of Akyra Hotel, Nimmanhaemin. The stunning, tran parent infinity pool dominates the space, overlooking the bustling city. Happy hour everyday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm : buy one cocktail and get one free.


@ Nimmanhaemin Road, soi 9.
Facebook : Italics Restaurant & Rise Bar-akyra Manor Chiang Mai

 

Thapae East:
This unfinished barn-like venue is another intriguing addition to the Chiang Mai Art Scene. It hosts everything from experimental music to poetry nights. When there is no exhibition, you still can go for enjoy a drink on the first floor.


@ 88 Thapae Road.
Facebook : Thapae East - Venue for the Creative Arts

 

We Love Chiang mai
- THE ART SCENE

MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
This new art museum sits in a converted 3,000-sq-meter warehouse dramatically transformed into a dynamic space that provides a well-facilitated platform for a wide range of activities. Until February 6th, discover “The Timeless Present Moment Exhibition” by Kamin Lertchaiprasert and check out the museum Facebook page for the next show.


@ Sankampaeng Road.
Facebook : MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum

 

Gallery Seescape
Founded by Thai artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook, Seescape Gallery is an art and community space consisting of gallery exhibition spaces and design shops, a cake and coffee shop and an artist residency. All that in the heart of Nimmanhaemin road.



 

@ Nimmanhaemin soi 17.
Facebook : GallerySeescape

 

We Love Chiang mai
- BACK TO NATURE

Mountain Float
This floating resort is located in the center of Mae Ngad Dam and it is the ideal getaway for groups of friends and family to enjoy being in the midst of nature.


@ Mae Taeng District.
Facebook : Mountain Float

 

Grand Berry Garden
At GrandBerry Garden you can pick strawberries and grapse. The place also presents homemade cakes to taste in a beautiful setting.

@ Samoeng Tai
Facebook : grandberrygarden

 

Huai Phak Phai Royal Project
Development Center (Thung Roeng). Initiated by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1980, Huai Phak Phai station focuses on rose research. Its highlight is the Royal Rose Garden which covers an area of over 8 acres where various kinds of roses have been planted. The best time to visit is from October until end of February. It is also a camping place.

@ Samoeng Tai. Close to Krisda Doi.
Facebook : สวนกุหลาบหลวงศูนย์พัฒนาโครงการหลวงทุ่งเริง

 

Samoeng Rice Research Center
Sitting among picturesque scenery in the valley of Samoeng. Visit and get the best photo shots of your trip.This research center cultivate rice fields which, at this period of the year, are golden and most beautiful.

@ Samoeng Tai
Facebook : ศูนย์วิจัยข้าวสะเมิง เชียงใหม่

 

We Love Chiang mai
- ALWAYS SOMETHING TO LEARN

 

Baan Kang Wat (craft workshops)
Baan Kang Wat is a beautiful artists village located near Wat Ram Poeng. They offer a number of interesting design craft workshops and you can register for one session or up to six sessions. The choice is wide, you can be sure to find something that suits you: from clay whistle ceramics with Bookoo Studio to dying classes with Love is Coming Soon; water color with 15-28 Studio; woodwork with Past Perfect; terrarium tiny tree with Kaptor; ceramics with Pa Cha Na and crochet with Pa Tang Ka. One session is THB 500, 2 sessions THB 850, 5 sessions THB 2,200, 6 sessions THB 2,400.


@ Near Wat Ram Poeng, (Tapotaram)
Facebook : baanKangWat. | Tel. 098-427 0666

 

Didbee.binder (Notebook Workshop)
Dibdee binder is a craft shop located in Chiang Mai East. They sell beautiful notebooks and stylish home decor articles, and they offer worshops on how to make your own beautiful notebook. | THB 1,000 / session.


@ Thapae Road.
Facebook : dibdee.binder

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