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Old Chiangmai Cultural Center

Wualai Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
66-53-202-993-5
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Ranked #41 of 111 attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Historic Sites
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Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bought tickets for 3 museums (Arts and Cultural Centre, Lanna Folklife Museum and Historical Centre) at a reduced price. Enjoyed the Lanna Folklife Museum. All 3 worth a visit. Take your time to read the displays.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Made (late) reservations thru the hotel. The lady at the main entrance did not have the reservation but this was promptly resolved when at the payment counter. Dinner is paid for in advance before being seated. Drinks are not included in the cost, and have to be separately purchased. They did not ask for drinks order, so no drinks for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The best night out to be had in Chiang Mai. You sit at low tables on cushions around the large central performance area. It is very spacious, tastefully lit by many lanterns and is open air - so remember insect repellent. The food is never ending, a great selection of traditional Thai dishes, small portions but a lot of variety.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Sat on the floor and had a good dinner (all-you-can-eat), show helped me understand the different cultures in the Chaing Mai area. For the price it was worth the time.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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70 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Do not bother, especially if you are interested in authentic Thai dance. I should have listened to other reviewers. The sword dance and the dragon dance were OK. Everything else was poorly done and very amateurish. Your 11 year old niece could do better..

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We really did enjoy the dances and traditional tribes performance... Very good traditional Thai food and wonderful ambiance... We had a great evening and it was affordable for such a long show (don't miss the 2nd part with traditional tribes dances and performances... Well worth it!!!)

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was a nice experience sitting down for traditional unlimited Thai food followed by Thai cultural show. The price for food is included in the entrance fee. If you have restrictions for food, inform in advance and they will provide a different one. the main show was excellent. There is another one following that in a different part of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Booked an evening dinner with Thai dancing show for our family (2 adults + 2 children). Despite a mixup on our reservation (we reserved floor seating but were initially given table seating) and one rude hostess, we had an enjoyable evening. A second hostess was more than accommodating, and so the seating problem was solved. The dinner was good -... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We always like to see culture of places we travel to. And Kantoke Dinner is The Place to do it. Northern Thai food, lovely 2 parts performance - we had a wonderful evening. I mostly enjoyed second part - hills tribes performance. A bit tiring to sit on the floor, especially if you have knee problem like me, but nevertheless... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My husband and I chose this option as they offered free hotel pick up and seemed smaller and more intimate. It was, nonetheless, very touristy. The food was interesting but mediocre. We had a nice private table on the floor right near the stage - I would recommend reserving ahead for a good seat. The music and dancing were interesting... More

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