Khantoke Dinner at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center

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Khantoke Dinner at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center

Khantoke Dinner Dine on authentic Northern Thai food, Sample local delicacies and enjoy the atmosphere of Lanna Khantoke. You'll be entertained by a cultural show celebrating dancing styles from every part of the country including A Candle dance, Drum dance, Sword dance, Hill Tribe dance at The Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center.


  • Taste a homemade Khantoke dinner of small tasting dishes such as curry, minced pork and fried pumpkin
  • Witness time honored dance and music performances from local hill tribes
  • Spend a cultural evening experiencing a tradition that originated in Chiang Mai

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off from hotel in Chiang Mai old city and night bazaar area only (If booking includes transfer)
  • All admission fee as in the itinerary
  • Hill Tribe dance at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center
  • Herbal juice (If booking includes herbal juice)
  • English speaking guide

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as tips, alcohol beverage, etc.
  • Other services not mentioned on this package

Transfer Service

  • Transfer service operates according to pre-assigned and route only. Please let us know your hotel name during your booking process. We will confirm you the pick up time by email.
  • Extra charge will be applied for transfer in some Chiang Mai area. (To be advised)


  • Menu items are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Child rates are for height between 90-135 cms. Free of charge for child with height less than 90 cms.
  • In any case of your booking isn't matched with reality when you show upfront (such as child's age, child's height, the quantity of people and etc), you are responsible to pay the additional charge upfront the show/tour. reserves the right to non-refund if the booking is mistaken reserved by guest.

Important Thing To Know

  • Open daily. Show time: 20.00-21.00 hrs.
  • Address: 185/3 Wualai Rd., Haiya, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100

How to use

  • You must book at least 24 hours prior to arrival
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to enter to the attraction directly
  • The person who books and receives the confirmation voucher must present a valid photo ID/passport along with the voucher number
  • The voucher is valid only on specified date and time of the program

Regular Khantoke Menu

  • Burmese Pork (Hin-Lay) Curry, Green Chili Paste, Mince 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 Coffee or Tea

Halal Khantoke Menu

  • Burmese Chicken (Hin-Lay) Curry, Green Chili Paste, Mince 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 Coffee or Tea

Vegetarian Khantoke Menu

  • Vegetarian Hin-Lay Curry (Textured Vegetable Protein / Tofu), Green Chili Paste, Mince Tofu / Mushroom / Textured Vegetable Protein 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 Coffee or Tea

Cultural Dance Show

  • The Fingernails Dance: This is a traditional dance that the Northern Thai people are very proud of. It is usually perform on special occasion, such as when greeting honourable guests or state visitors.
  • The Swords Dance: This dance was developed from an ancient martial art. It was transformed in to a dance because of its ferocious beauty. The dancer will dance with twelve swords.
  • The Shan Dance: The Shan are a branch of Thai speaking people from the Shan State, Myanmar. It has its origin in Burmese culture but was adopted by the Shan people. In 1952 the last prince of Chiang Mai instructed his court dance instructors to add some polish to it.
  • The Magic Fowls Dance: These wild fowls are part of a spell cast by a powerful sorcerer. Its purpose was to lure the hero of the play, Phra law, to stray off his hunting course toward love and death. The dance was choreographed by Jao Dara Rasmi of Chiang mai in the year 1909.
  • The Flame Worshiping Yogis: Chao Kaew Nawarat , the last prince of chiang mai commissioned a Burmese dance instructor to choreograph this dance on the occasion of king Vajiravudh’s brother’s visit to Chiang Mai in 1920. The dance movements were modified from characteristic postures of flame worshiping yogis.
  • The Celebration Dance: It was composed and choreographed by Chao Dara Rasmi’s court poets and dance instructors in the year 1927. It was part of celebrations on the occasion of the royal king Prajadhipok’s visit to Chiang Mai. It rejoices in the presentation of a white elephant to him. The costumes are in the style of the king.
  • Thai Lue Dance: The dance was originally performed by the Thai Lue people of Nong Bua Village in the Tha Wang Pha District of Nan province. It was performed by ancient Thai Lue ancestors as they migrated away from the wars of the Xishuangbanna region of Yunnan Province, China.
  • Mahn Mui Chiangta Dance: This is a mixture of a Burmese court dance and a Thai dance. Chao Dara Rasmi commissioned a Burmese dance instructor and her court dance instructors to choreograph the the dance over a period from 1915 to 1926. The costumes are in the style of Burmese court ladies during the reign of king Thi-baw, the last king of Burma.
  • Tai Dance: It is based on the dance of the Shan or Tai as they call themselves. The dance was choreographed in 1957 by Mr.Gaew and Mrs. Layin Thongkheo his wife, who was also a Tai, after she was so impressed by the Mahn Mui Chiangta dance.
  • The Silk-reeling Dance: This is a folk dance that incorporates every day activities. The movements stylize processes that lead to silk weaving. The dance emphasizes continuous, flowing movements because these are the kinds of movement used by weavers to help prevent silk threads from becoming entangled.
  • Noi Jai Ya Dance: This is from a scene of a musical play of the same name. It shows Noi Jai Ya, a poor scholar, reproaching Wankeao, a village beauty, for getting married the next day to Sarng Nanta, a rich and ugly man from another village. Wankeao tells him that the plan is not hers but her parents, and confirms her love for him. After the reconciliation they elope.
  • Forn Guy Lai: This truly old traditional dance originated among the Thai Lue. The dance had almost disappeared when it was discovered in 1986 by Chiang Mai University instructors. Only 4 old dancers remained that were able to dance it at that time.
  • Rumwong or the Circle Dance: This is a typical Thai folk dance that is greatly enjoyed by all Thai people. It is very easy to do. First our dancers will demonstrate the three dance movements relating to three songs for you. Afterwards they will invite you to dance it with them on the stage. This is your chance to join in and experience a piece of ancient Thai culture for yourselves.

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