Reasons you should visit Chiang Mai this winter- Chapter ||

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1. Nana Jungle– Not to Miss Bread in Chiang Mai!

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Nana Jungle is a bread and bakery house, situated in a jungle of Chiang Mai, official opening only on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. However, the the earlier the better you arrive- during 7.00-7.30 a.m. before you find nothing here!

The jungel is offering wide range of bread for example, croissants, baguettes, sour doughs, brioche, quiche, pies and many more about bread and french bread, located in Moo Ban Saun Phailom, near Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on Irrigation Canal Road. Bags are provided to bring them back home as many as you can carry. Bread here is well-priced, starting from 30 baht to over hundred baht. Take you time to enjoy eating and chatting with people before you pay the bill. Free coffee and milk are also here on the table as well as selections of pan pizza which charges you 50 baht a piece.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anyone because you will find many new friends here 😀

2. Camp Chiang Mai

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As those winter spells call to us again, many thousands of people from across the world visit Chiang Mai and are blown away by the cool breeze and the foggy views. Many tourists however, miss out on the best things that Chiang Mai has to offer, unaware of the secret views, eating places and social hubs that are ever new in the city.

For anyone, local or just passing through, We would like to introduce ‘Camp Meating’. This folk style luxury barbeque camp out is in gorgeous scenery of the Pack Squadron lands of Mae Rim. Oh, and the word ‘meating’ is not a typo. Visitors are invited to enjoy cooking with friends, family or lovers with the cool northern ambience of folk music and the sweet smells of grilled meats and potatoes. So grab your camera, your cosiest jumper and follow us!! More details and reservation: 090 4049500

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3. Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail

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The Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail, is found at kilometer 42 on the road to Doi Inthanon National Park Summit.  It has been developed as an ‘educative nature trail’ and you will enjoy your nice short trekking about 2.78 km. along a beautiful view and forest. There is a 200 baht entrance fee which pays for a guide (Hmong guide) to accompany you, although mine did not speak much English.

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4. The Giant

The quaint village of Pok in Mae On district is home to this stunning tree-house coffee shop-cum-resort in the middle of the jungle. It looks like something out of a children’s tale, with seating for 20 nestled in a gargantuan banyan tree (advance booking is a must). The café offers an extensive menu of coffee (iced B120, hot B85) brewed with locally farmed beans, as well as finger foods like sausage pizza (B199), shrimp-stuffed spring rolls (B85) and Chinese-style steamed shrimp dumplings (B85). There’s also a five-room boutique hotel on the same plot, with rooms from B3,500-B5,000 per night. Note that there’s no mobile signal in the area, but they do have Wi-Fi on request.
Pok village, Huay Kaew, Mae-on district, 086- 776-2946. Open Tue-Sun 11am-3pm.

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5. The Barn: Eatery Design

A group of architects wanted a place where they could work late at night. The result is this cool barn-like venue tucked deep down a soi near Wat Suandok. The no-frills food and drink menu is tailored for those getting down to business (coffee, spaghetti), while there’s also some booze for knock-off time, such as Beerlao black (B 60). They offer a private room, too. 14 Srivichai Soi 4, 084-222-8937. Open daily 10 am-1 am

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6. Vieng Joom On

Vieng Joom On is a beautiful teahouse on the banks of the Mae Ping river, famous for unusual blends of teas and delicious Thai cakes and desserts. Located on Charoenraj Road it is impossible to miss, the exterior walls painted a bright fuchsia pink. If you are staying in Chiang Mai Old Town we recommend taking a tuk tuk or Songtaew to Vieng Joom On, as the walk is a little far. The teahouse is open every day from 10:00 until 19:00 and it’s the perfect spot for a light lunch or a sweet treat. Along the same stretch of road you will find some interesting artisan and craft shops that are also worth checking out! +66 (0)53 303 113

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7. HOBS

This Northern flagship of the Bangkok brand offers seats on the terrace and rooftop just perfect for downing a cold beer or two. Just like in Bangkok, the brews come from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain and beyond. Our pick? Brewdog’s Punk IPA on tap. Enjoy it with the barbecue pork ribs. Kantary Terrace, Nimmanhaemin Rd., Suthep, 053-289-313. Open 6pm-midnight

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 8. Myst

From Thonglor to Chiang Mai, this shisha-friendly venue has opened on the rooftop of Maya Mall. There’s a big focus on molecular cocktails, all of which are covered with hydrogen mist by the ex-mixologist from DusitD2 Chiangmai. The food is handled by Chef Tanakorn, who has decades of experience working as a chef in Australia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Chiang Mai. 6/F, Maya Mall, 061-5126768. Open daily 5 pm-1am

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9. OASIS Rooftop Garden Bar

Most of Chiang Mai’s rooftop bars are set a little outside the Old City – or just have no views at all. OASIS Rooftop Garden Bar is an exception to the rule, located just inside the northeastern corner of the old moat. Chill-out tunes compliment the excellent views over to Doi Suthep Mountain perfectly, even more so if you arrive as the sun sinks below the horizon (between 18:00-19:00). Emphasis is more on the cocktails rather than anything else, with a short but quality lineup of classics and signature mixes alongside your usual bottled beers and Thai-style pub snacks. Sripoom 1, Tel: 081 693 5019

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Winter is coming, you don’t wanna miss charming winter cold breath here in Chiang Mai!

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