Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai, a shopping mall for IT products
Leading-brand shops inside
Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai.
Communication technology and I.T. appliances play a major role in our
lives. Numerous organizations and even families want to purchase computers,
laptops or various other I.T. appliances for both their career or as a
hobby. Most people purchase this equipment according to the product’s
reputation for quality and service, especially considering the well-known
brand-names of the various products as their first priority.
Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai is an IT center containing stores selling leading
brand-name IT products and famous computer service centers; serving
customers who want the convenience of purchasing all their various IT
requirements under one roof. There are not only computers, laptops,
printers, and other IT products being sold there, but also experts to give
advice, guarantee and demonstrate their products, provide computer checking
and sell guaranteed genuine spare parts.
Inside the four spacious stories of Pantip Plaza building, there are
leading-brand computer service centers; with top names such as Toshiba,
Samsung, Epson, Canon, LG, Brother, BenQ, Asus, SVOA, and Panasonic; each
carrying a full range of IT products.
Starting on the 1st floor, you will find the Sony Shop, Comp Nect IT who
distributes IT appliances, TT&T and TOT Internet and network providing
center, and Office Depot, who carry a complete range of office appliances.
Moving up to 2nd floor, you can buy products from the leading computer
superstores in the country; such as IT City who are the only distributor and
service center for Lexmark printers, and HP Experience Center, which
distributes and provides service and advice to those who are interested in
products of HP and IBM.
Continuing to the 3rd floor, you will find the ACER Shop and the TD Star
service center who is the only distributor for Plasma display monitors in
the Northern Region.
It is considered that Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai is the biggest comprehensive
computer and IT product shopping center in the Northern Region with the
capability of fully responding to customers’ needs. Those who want more
information concerning any brand of IT product can contact tel. 053-288383
Ext. 101-104 or visit at Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai, Chang Klan Road Night
Bazaar area, from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. daily.
Complete Tourism Service
in Anusarn Market
Nowadays, although Chiang Mai is constantly changing to meet the needs
of the modern traveler, the city still manages to retain its Olde Worlde
charm and remain a town packed with historical interest. Examples of
original Lanna culture continue to attract both Thai and foreign tourists to
service booth in Anusarn Market.
As well as exploring the ancient historical sites in the city itself, many
tourists also like to take guided treks in the forests to visit the natural
tourist attractions that are to be found in the unspoiled mountainous areas
surrounding Chiang Mai. This can best be accomplished by engaging one of the
many tour servicing companies which provide a comprehensive service.
In the Anusarn Market there is also a comprehensive tour-booking service.
Nan, or Sanan Taewsakoo, Managing Director of Siam Great Travel Centre Co.
caters for the eco-tourist’s needs at a service booth there. His company has
a wealth of experience in providing guided tours.
He was the first one to see the potential of setting up an office in Anusarn
Market and specializes in arranging guided tours around Chiang Mai and
nearby locations such as Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. If tourists want to
travel to other places in the country, he can also respond to those needs.
The most popular tour for visitors is a trip to experience the natural
beauty of the country; such as trekking, visiting tribal villages, elephant
riding, rafting, and various types of adventures. There are several ways
that this can be organized; one day and half-day trips for the tourist in a
hurry, or longer treks lasting two, three or even four days, with the
trekkers staying overnight in the many different Hill-tribe villages, the
latter option proving to be the most popular among both Thai and foreign
There is another company, based at Anusarn Market, which also provides a
different tourism service. This is the Asia Hotel Center directed by
Kanchala Leetrakoon, who specializes in providing air-tickets and reserving
hotel accommodation in Asian countries, as well as arranging and providing
travel information all over Asia. Although this company has only recently
opened for business, it is a well-established company with a proven
track-record of providing a comprehensive tourism service for any traveler
who wishes to tour Asia.
Travelers who are interested in tour programs can ask for more information
at Siam Great Travel Centre Co. Tel. 053-446882 or Asia Hotel Center Tel.
053-283298 every day.
Contemporary art from Myanmar at Dhara Dhevi Gallery
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, and Gold Leaf are presenting an
extraordinary selection of 16 of the top contemporary artists in Myanmar,
comprising a total of 50 works. The exhibition will begin with an
‘invitation only’ preview opening on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at ‘The Dhara
Dhevi Gallery’, Kad Dhara Shopping Village. The opening will be preceded by
a special digital presentation at 6 p.m. in the resort’s Jum Sri Hall
Library. This exhibition, which will be open to the public from April 8
through May 31, is one of the largest showings of contemporary Myanmar art
in one venue in Thailand.
of the paintings which can be seen in the exhibition.
The works range from acrylic on canvas, collage, pastel on paper, to the
most cutting edge digital mixed and manipulated photography being done in
Gold Leaf founder, Jacquelyn Suter, says that “Gold Leaf is not a gallery
nor a business – it is a project with the aim of bringing Myanmar’s top
contemporary artists to the attention of an international audience.” As a
travel writer with lifelong interest and study in contemporary art, Ms.
Suter had traveled in Myanmar a number of times before she became aware that
the country had exceptional contemporary art that was getting some exposure
in Hong Kong and Singapore, but rarely anywhere else. “It seems that the art
world is now most keen on the work coming from China, Vietnam, and Thailand
– and rightly so – but my feeling is that the exceptional work being done in
Myanmar is being ignored, both in press coverage and in exhibition
opportunities. I want to change that.” Gold Leaf was founded this year in
order to promote Myanmar artists to the American and European art world. In
addition to promotion, Gold Leaf aims to assist the continuing art education
of current and young emerging artists by bringing to their attention
exhibitions, competitions, and grants for their consideration. “Because
Myanmar is much more isolated in terms of access to worldwide art
information than other Asian countries,” Ms. Suter comments, “I found that I
could help by filling this gap with my own access, knowledge, and
Gold Leaf has also created an avenue for the general public to assist
artists. The ‘Friends of Myanmar Artists’ project provides an opportunity
for people to select and buy art books and DVD’s for the artists’ use. The
American Center in Yangon (the Public Affairs section of the United States
embassy in Myanmar) has generously agreed to receive all donated media into
its own library and manage this project for Gold Leaf. The upcoming art
exhibition at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, is the first in
what the hotel plans to be an ongoing series of educational/cultural
activities for its local and international guests. Mark Bradford, General
Manager of the resort, stresses the importance of this stating that,
“Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi showcases the craftsmanship and traditions of
northern Thailand’s Lanna culture and that of the surrounding region. As a
living museum with a strong cultural focus, we are keen to play a part in
promoting contemporary artists and artisans and to raise awareness of their
work in the local community and amongst foreign visitors to Chiang Mai.”
Bradford continues, “This exhibition of contemporary art from Myanmar offers
a unique perspective on the way that Myanmar artists rooted in their
culture’s age-old traditions forge a modern, hopeful, and forward-looking