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Art and astrology make for strange, yet strangely compatible, bedfellows at this hip locale.
GE263/1-2 Thapae Rd., Chang Klan, Muang,
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Overview

Spearheaded by Chiang Mai contemporary artist Mit Jai Inn, the deconstructed, angular exterior may look like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the interior is warmly inviting, with the mantra "the art that you can live in." The 12 rooms take their cues from the Chinese zodiac, with an artist born under each sign taking charge of its design. To furnish an example, have a peek at Udom Udomsrianan's Monkey room, playful and dramatic with protruding steel-colored boulders, a giant bulbous wicker bed, and wall pieces made from fragments of petrified wood. The artistry extends to the restaurant: standout dishes include the MoPenne, a soul-warming take on pasta made with northern sausage, Thai herbs and tomato-cream sauce finished with a baked parmesan crisp.

T+L Tip Love people watching? Stop for a drink at Toru's Bar and order the MoSunset, a rum-based cocktail with lychee juice and hints of lemongrass. Sundays are especially lively, when the night market is doing a roaring trade. 

Tel: +66 53 280 789



Published on Mar 14, 2012

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