After having spent a few days in the beautiful country of Thailand, my journey of eating exotic food, experiencing the various aspects of Thai culture and its warm ambience kept me so enthralled that I decided to continue on this journey some more in aamchi Mumbai .
The Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai, together with the Thai Consulate in Mumbai had organized a showcase of Chiang Mai.This was the correct opportunity for me to connect with the luxurious hotels, Tourism Boards and agents who were present at the same time. The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Mumbai office, together with Thai Consulate in Mumbai had organized a showcase of Chiang Mai destination where there was market laid up, Thai cooking , hotels and resorts showcase etc
ChiangMai being a city steeped in history is also known as Thailand’s Rose of the North. The ambience of the event bought alive the amazing experience of Chiang Mai to Mumbai. The event started with a cooking class by Chef Phonganan Siriseangphaiwan ,who made “Nam Prik Ongh” a Spicy tomato and Tofu Dip. Chef Phonganan Siriseangphaiwan as spent a few years living in Chiang Mai.
There was a good mix of food lovers, media and bloggers present to absorb Thai cooking.
The great room of The Four Seasons Hotel , Mumbai had various stalls of hotels and resorts , Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways, showcased their own unique selling points. Lot of stalls were also dressed in official Thai apparel which fascinated the crowd.
I entered the grand ballroom just as the felicitation event was about to begin. I was amazed to see that the sides of the ballroom were lined with various stalls showcasing Chiang Mai Market. From umbrella painting, to fruit carving, sweet shops, Wellness- Thai Massage , and also local music stations, there something to attract everyone’s attention.
The ceiling of The Four Seasons Mumbai, was even lit by khom loi –floating lanterns”. #ChiangMaiNight showcased its exotic dance forms, and ethnic culture as well. The room was filled with high-end cameras to capture glimpses of the performances filled with music and poise.
Chiang Mai boasts a distinct selection of Thai cuisine, delicious street food and a buzzing night market which entices and lures people to empty their pockets.
It was also a felicitation event. Mr Sethaphan Buddani, handed over the Mumbai office to new director Ms. Soraya Homchuen at the end of the event. The closing of event left every person with the expression of “aww” as 5 lucky winners got return tickets from Thai airways , Bangkok Airways along with perks of room stay , visit to Chiang Mai Zoo, zip line adventures, stay in luxurious Chiang Mai resorts and the list never ends.