FANTASTIC Thai Restaurant in Chiangmai – Thevaros

Thevaros Thai Restaurant Chiangmai

Continues my last trip in Chiangmai, we went to this restaurant without any planning on our last day, just to find a place that could spend our time for the delayed flight for almost 7 hours! What a nightmare! However because of this delayed, we decided to look for some new dining place that’s close to our hotel.

We have no idea what kind of food they offer but the gorgeous building was attractive enough for me to look into their menu. There are various kinds of Thai food with reasonable prices. Just a sneak peak from the exterior you can either sit outside and inside. So let’s see how’s the interior look and feel.

Thevaros Restaurant Chiangmai Thailand

Thevaros Restaurant Chiangmai Thailand

We were welcomed by their staff with such a friendly smile on their face and they were so attentive. We have to sit interior as the outer seats are full. The restaurant is huge and have a very beautiful environment. There’s a cafe bar on the side and in the middle there’s a long table. I love the interior decoration and obviously this have been well designed. It is so stylish yet tradition with the leak wood Chiangmai design. The lighting of the store is very soft and made us feel so relax to spend our time for our delayed flight! Guess we found a perfect dining place. How exciting this was in such an unexpected situation!

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NEW! CHILL OUT Spot in Chiangmai Thailand 

THINK PARK Chiangmai Northern Thailand Chill out spot Travel

Think LOCAL,

EAT LOCAL

Date back from my last trip in Chiangmai during July, this NEW chill out spot in Niman Road. It is situated in front of Eastin Tan Hotel. You might question if this is a PARK? Actually it is not really just a PARK but more than that. It includes lots of cafes and handcrafts creative stores.

The restaurants are owned by Captain Tan, who is the boss of Oishi dining group in Thailand who owned lots of restaurants. Thus you might find his statue in the entrance. The whole environment is so relax, it is not a super big place but takes only 30 minutes walk through the whole area. With lots of small lovely wall paintings along the little shops, is easy to find some nice spot for lovely shot! So let me show you how special this Park is!

Think Park Bangkok Thailand Travel

Think Park Bangkok Thailand Travel

It looks totally different in the day & night of this park, you will see what I mean later. Anyways, there are approximately 10 stores and a cafe located at the entrance and for sure you won’t miss out! The weather wasn’t good and is showering at that moment. We went there at 09:00 morning so seems like lots of stores have not yet open. So let me show you a few stores.

Think Park Bangkok Thailand Travel

Robin & Ruth – This store sell lots of souvenirs. Includes Bags, T-shirst, post cards etc. I am not sure about the price range but I haven’t buy anything from this store as I don’t like to buy some Thailand printed products.

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Simply beauty Cafe in Chiangmai; Graph Table review

Sharing Happy little things is Beautiful!

Graph Table Must try Cafe in Chiangmai

The Menu Graph Table Chiangmai Thailand

As a coffee lover like me,  I love wander around and look for lovely coffee shop when I arrived in a new city where I have never been.

Apart from my previous post of cafe Ristro8to,  here is another place where you can spend your afternoon with such a simple yet stylish coffee shop.  They severed home made pasta and is made to order. So if you are rushing to another new spot then I would not recommend you to come as they won’t serve really fast but believe slow food would results the best quality to their customers. So be patient and wait for what they serve. It sure won’t disappoint you.

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MUST VISIT Temple in Chiang Mai – Wat Lok Molee

Must Visit Temple in Chiangmai Things to do Wat Lok Molee

After a few posts of where to eat and things to do. Today I would like to recommend the 5 MUST visit temples in Chiangmai. As an old city in Chiangmai, there are lots of temples. It’s not possible to visit all of them in a few days and guess you might not know which should be worth  to visit or they might look all similar to you. I have posted a Secret Jungle Temple in Wat Pha Lat which is a little far away from the city. However the below were situated in the old city and it takes you only a few walks if you already in the city. Thus if you plan your trip in Chiangmai for only 3-4 days, it probably takes you 2 days to visit all of my recommended temples. So let me introduce the first MUST Visit Temple – Wat Lok Molee.

MUST VISIT TEMPLE #1 – Wat Lok Molee

Wat – Thai language means Temple. Wat Lok Molee is situated next to the busy street near northern Chang Phuak city gate. It was originally built in 1367 CE, the Mengrai Dynasty. Monks were used to spread their teachings in the temple and they were housed in here as well. Wat Lok Molee probably is the oldest temple in the city. The Wat is free for entry so doesn’t looks like a few temples which you have to pay.  There were 2 elephants at the entrance gate, they seems like a guard to protect the Wat. The fine details of the elephant cravings was breathtaking.

When I was there it’s about 07:00 p.m and there’s no one but only myself. (well my hubby was being in foot massage as he have not interest at all!) Anyways, I enjoyed so much myself walking around this temple. The temple kept open until night and whole environment is so serene. There were 2 silver trees at entrance and believe that was like a wish tree as I found the notes on a silver leaf. I guess they wish one day the god might hear it and fulfill their needs?

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Something you need to know before you step into the temple. You shall take off your shoes , and make sure you wear properly(short pants or sleeveness were not allow) and keep quiet while you were visiting in order to respect the buddha. There was huge, almost 4 ft tall gold buddha statue in the centre of the temple. The crafting was so beautiful and the whole environment was so peaceful and stunning. You can see how they respect the Buddha with such an amazing temple. Continue reading “MUST VISIT Temple in Chiang Mai – Wat Lok Molee”

SECRET MAGIC CAFE – where Magic does Exits! Review of INTO The WOODS

Secret Magic Cafe in Chiangmai Thailand

A Cafe where Magic does Exist and

Every Dreams can Come True !

I have planned to visit several selected special cafe and that’s one of the Cafe in my bucket list – Into the WOODS. If you are a fans of fairy tales, fantasy lovers or you’re looking for some Unique Cafe. This is one of the MUST GO cafe.

The interior of the cafe was full of fantasy wall paintings. Not only the wall but also extended to the ceiling. The menu and even the door to washroom was well designed in order to match the theme. How lovely this place was! It’s almost like you jumped into a Story book!  The most important is the location is very convenient, it is located right in the old city of Chiangmai.

The Interior

Secret Forest Cafe in Chiangmai Northern Thailand The Woods

Secret Forest Cafe in Chiangmai Northern Thailand The Woods

Secret Forest Cafe in Chiangmai Northern Thailand The Woods

There are cakes you can order from their cake counter. You can even found the lovely Rabbit showing the free WIFI and fairy tale books beside which you can buy.

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The Secret Jungle Temple – Wat Pha Lat in Chiangmai Northern Thailand

Hidden Jungle temple Chiangmai Wat Pha LatAfter went to Chiangmai zoo, I then decided to go to the hidden temple – Wat Pha Lat (Wat Palad) . A Jungle temple which is closed to the zoo and you can either choose to hike by following the trail of the monks or you can take a car to arrive. As I’m not a good hiker so which would be better to take the  ‘Songthaewsto’ – The Red Truck to this special hidden places.

Before I decided to visit this place, I have read the story behind and found it is so mysterious and attractive.  There’s almost NO reason for me not to come! Personally I don’t really like to visit the very ‘Tourist’ place and a place where less tourist would find the peaceful and of course I can feel free to take beautiful pictures without any person in my shot.  So let me tell you the story before I show you more beautiful pictures of this SPECIAL temple.

The Story of the Secret Temple

Wat Pha Lat also call the  “Monastery at the Sloping Rock”, was originally a resting place for people while they are walking up to worship at Doi Suthep. This temple was constructed in around 1355. The King Kuena’s White elephant has stopped and rest in Wat Pha Lat whilst walking up the mountain for it’s journey to find a place for the holy temple. Finally the white elephant then died at the high up mountain – Doi Sutheo temple ( which the famous temple)  and the King ordered people to construct a temple in the very first place where the white elephant died. Nevertheless, he also ordered to construct the 3 places where the white elephant took rest and Wat Pha Lat is one of the place.  Those places were then considered as holy places. Also Wah Pha Lat is only a few kilometers to the famous one – Doi Sutheo temple.

Wat Pha Lat - Chiangmai Northern Thailand Temple

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UNIQUE Restaurant in Chiangmai – Teak Wood Restaurant -DASH! 

Unique Restaurant in Chiangmai Thailand Teak Wood Restaurant Dash!

There are always different kinds of travels, but I would prefer a more leisure, relax way on my trip after a busy days in office. There’s always some excuse to treat yourself better!

Continue of my trip in Chiang Mai. We went to a super romantic restaurant Dash! Teak House Restaurant.I have made a reservation in advance before we came. So after a full day sightseeing, exploring the old city we decided to spend our night in this traditional architecture restaurant.

You all deserve a little wanderlust

The Interior

One thing you may aware, (if you have been in Chiangmai), there are always teak wood architecture everywhere. They call this Lanna style architecture of Northern Thailand. The Dash! Restaurant looks very traditional teak wood style. That’s also the reason why I chose to spend my night here. As we arrived a bit early, guess was around 6:30. It’s still bright and it’s too early to get dark. The location was easy to find and it wasn’t a tourist location.

There are lots of red lantern decorated all  around the ceiling of each floors. It given the very strong asia feel architecture with the wooden roof. Since we didn’t made our request in the reservation so the waiter just brought us to the interior. There is a lovely garden so if you wish to sit outdoor, just make sure to tell them your request  as I know they were very full and there are only few tables!

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