The Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center (OCCC) is a Living Heritage of Chiang Mai, Thailand. For almost 50 years this venue has showcased Lanna and hilltribe culture to visitors from all over the world. When the OCCC opened in early 1971 it was ahead of its time. It would take another two decades before the first tourist boom would put Chiang Mai on the map as a tourist destination. The OCCC was pivotal for the development of tourism in Chiang Mai and North Thailand.
Long time British resident and travel writer, the late Major Roy Hudson, wrote in his 1971 guidebook: “This impressive complex of restaurants, shops and representative families and houses of some of the hilltribes is a place that meets a long-felt requirement, both for residents and visitors.” The architecture of the OCCC is also of great beauty and adds to its heritage status.
Khantoke : Enjoy delicious food served in a traditional Thai Lanna style while enjoying the wonders of beautiful Thai dancing and traditional music. Old Chiangmai presents the original most authentic live Khantoke experience that has been enjoyed throughout history in Northern Thailand.
Shows : Throughout the evening artists from the hill tribes of the mountains of Northern Thailand perform dances and cultural exhibits that will introduce you to a timeless way of life that has been lived by these colourful people for centuries. All our performers are genuine hill tribe people that are proud of their heritage and culture and enjoy sharing it with you.
Exhibitions : Various exhibitions are presented. These are all designed to give further insights into the traditional and timeless culture of the Lanna people of Northern Thailand.
Old Chiangmai is your one-stop Thai Lanna cultural experience conveniently set in impressive grounds and all on site. What’s more it is perfectly situated just outside the walls of the Old City of Chiang Mai and within easy reach of all the major hotels and guesthouses.
Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center
Location: 185/3 Wua Lai Rd, Haiya Sub-district, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 53 202993-5 Website: https://oldchiangmai.com