Khantoke Dinner Show at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center

  • Chiang Mai
  • Traditional Khantoke Dinner, Thai Cultural Dances and Performances
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
฿670 /adult
  • Itinerary
  • What we’ll do
  • This Tour Includes
  • This Tour Excludes
  • What To Bring
  • Additional Informations

Overview

Experience an unforgettable evening at Chiang Mai’s original Khantoke Dinner Show, which combines delicious Northern Thai food, local songs, and enchanting dances together into a single event. This culturally-rich dinner show exhibits the talent of local musicians and dancers as they perform traditional songs and dances dating back hundreds of years. It’s a night out in Chiang Mai that shouldn’t be missed!

Itinerary

Pick-up will be between 6:45 PM to 7:15 PM if your hotel is within a 3-kilometer radius of the Old City. You will return to your guesthouse around 9:30 PM. This tour is available daily.

6:45 PM
Depart from your hotel or guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle
7:15 PM
Arrive at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center and enjoy a local khantoke dinner
8 PM
Watch a cultural performance put on by skilled musicians and dancers
9 PM
Depart from the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center
9:30 PM
Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai

Please Note: The times above are approximate and may vary depending on the weather, traffic, and other group members. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pick-up and drop-off times.

What we’ll do

About the Khantoke Dinner Show

The Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center was the first to create the famous Khantoke Dinner Show, which beautifully showcases the unique Lanna culture of Northern Thailand. Created in 1970, this dinner show helps to preserve traditional customs of song and dance by combining more than a dozen performances with a delicious local sit-down Thai meal.

After you are picked up at your guesthouse and driven to the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, you’ll be greeted by a hostess, guided to your seat, and offered to order fruit juice, tea, or an alcoholic beverage. The dining area consists of floor cushions and low-level round “khantoke” tables as well as traditional table and chairs from which to choose.

khantoke dinner at old chiang mai cultural center

After you’ve sat down, dinner will be served. It includes a colorful selection of slow-cooked curries, stir-fried vegetables, fried foods, and sweets, which can be refilled as much as you like. You are encouraged to eat your food with your fingers, using small balls of sticky rice to dip and pick up your food.

As you dine, watch the evening’s dazzling array of dances. These include energetic solo dances such as the Swords Dance as well as the graceful group dance of the Fingernails Dance. Each Thai classical performance is specially choreographed. Many were created in the last 150 years based on stories and techniques dating back several centuries. The Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center is passionate about persevering these original customs and traditions. At the end of the night, you’ll have the opportunity to join the dancers on stage for one last song and dance. Afterward, your driver will return you safely to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

fingernails dance at old chiang mai cultural center

Regular Khantoke Food Menu

  • Burmese Pork (Hin-Lay) Curry
  • Green Chili Paste
  • Minced Pork in Tomato-Chili Paste
  • Crispy Fried Pork Skin
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables
  • Sweet Crispy Noodles
  • Fried Pumpkin / Fried Banana
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Choice of Tea or Coffee

Halal Khantoke Food Menu

  • Burmese Chicken (Hin-Lay) Curry
  • Green Chili Paste
  • Minced Chicken in Tomato-Chili Paste
  • Crispy Fried Textured Vegetable Protein
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables
  • Sweet Crispy Noodles
  • Fried Pumpkin / Fried Banana
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Choice of Tea or Coffee

Vegetarian Khantoke Food Menu

  • Vegetarian Hin-Lay Curry (Textured Vegetable Protein/Tofu)
  • Green Chili Paste
  • Minced Tofu/Mushroom/Textured Vegetable Protein in Tomato-Chili Paste
  • Crispy Fried Textured Vegetable Protein
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables
  • Sweet Crispy Noodles
  • Sweet Spring Roll
  • Fried Pumpkin / Fried Banana
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Choice of Tea or Coffee

This Tour Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or guesthouse
  • Transportation via air-conditioned minibus with driver
  • Northern-style Khantoke dinner (with free refills)
  • Cultural Thai dance show
  • Entrance fees

This Tour Excludes

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

What To Bring

  • Money for small purchases
  • Camera (optional)

Additional Informations

  • If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform your tour guide. We can serve vegetarian food upon request.
  • This is a Join in Group Tour, approximately 12 persons.
  • Tour operated by our Tour Operator Partner.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Complimentary pickup and drop-off is included for hotels and guesthouses within a 3-kilometer radius of Chiang Mai Old City. If you are out of town, please make arrangements to meet us in the city at a predetermined meeting point.

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