Silapa Thai Restaurant & Bar, Shangri-la Chiang Mai 2008

Working with the intention to create an authentic Thai restaurant in Chiang Mai, AFSO has opted to create a fun and emotionally-charged dining experience. Set against lush gardens of frangipani trees and scented foliage, AFSO has designed the 400 sqm dining venue in celebration of the rich culture and colours of the city.

Silapa Thai is all about the sense of journey whereby customers will enter layers of spaces to conjure up a total experience. At the main dining room, a dramatic 6m diameter bespoke golden Thai umbrella hung from the ceiling to serve as the key visual highlight. The dining room also opens onto a private outdoor terrace that is filled with lush fragipani plantations - a place that is ideal for al fresco dining experience.