About Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center
The Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center is located in the southern suburbs of Chiang Mai and consists mainly of a museum of Chiang Mai textile history and a restaurant. The Chiang Mai Textile History Museum showcases the development of Chiang Mai’s textile industry and the evolution of clothing styles since the Lanna Kingdom. The exhibition hall features beautiful fabrics and costumes from all eras, especially the fancy dresses of royalty and nobility and the new wedding dresses. The restaurant hosts the “Kantok” banquet every night from 7:00 pm, where guests sit around small round tables, enjoy the delicacies of the former royal family, and enjoy the folk songs and dances of Northern Thailand. Admission/opening hours Chiang Mai Textile History Museum: 100 baht. “Kantok” dinner: 270 baht (reservation required).
How to get there
185 Wua Lai Rd Soi 3, Tambon Hai Ya, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100
I went to the show expecting to see classical dances of Northern Thailand or dances of ethnic minorities, but I was disappointed to see a modern performance, and it was not interesting at all.
The Thai music that the three of us played at the welcome drink area at the entrance was good, so I had high expectations for the show.
To be clear, the staff and dancers are trying their best.
The food was very good considering the price.
Beer was only available in small bottles and the price was about the same as at Thai restaurants in Japan.
The folk dance was…disappointing anyway.
The strobe lights were too bright and there were no dances with long nails.
We were seated at the front and finished around 9:00 pm.
The staff and dancers are really hard working, so I would have given them 1 star, but I will give them 2 stars.
If you are not particularly interested in traditional dances, you may enjoy it.