Tour Program Duration : The dinner time with shows starts at 7 p.m.
until 9.30 p.m. daily.
Enjoy Khantoke dinner which is the traditional
northern Thai (Lanna)form of dining. The food is served on a wooden pedestal tray, called "Khantoke". The diners sit on the floor around
the Khantoke, supported by triangular cushions.
The dishes are all northern Thai delicacies. While guest enjoy the meal
there are usually performances of traditional northern Thai (Lanna) dances and music (e.g. Fingernail dance, sward
dance, candle dance, Ramwong dance and Firework
displays). Additionally, there are also hill tribe shows which are performed
by Akha, Yao, Meo,
and Karen hill tribes.
became a social gathering in 1953. In that year, Ajarn Kraisee Nimmanahaeminda held a very grand party
in honor of the Chief of Justice of Region 4, Ajarn Sanya Dhamsakdi, (who
later became prime minister of Thailand) and Mr. John Widney of the U.S. Consulate who were about to be transferred to Bangkok and
U.S.A. respectively. At that time, the dinner was set in an atmosphere of
rich northern culture with splendid costumes and singing. Within three
years, Ajarn Kraisee held
other Khantoke dinners. A folk dance program
was included as part of the entertainment. The Khantoke dinner with the blend of northern culture has been established for 47
years in Chiangmai.