On the Rock @Namphrae is where a sense of glamping without you staying overnight meets the Thai passion for boiling and grilling your food.
Here you get the perfect Instagram photos with one of the best sunset views around Chiang Mai and the vibe of mountains and valleys countryside but still just 10-15 minutes from Canal road. A place for a true opacarophile.
A friend told me that I needed to try On the Rock@ Namphrae restaurant. It looked lovely in the photos.
I didn’t imagine it consisting of such ample space, though. The food, my friend told me, was nothing special, but the views were to die for.
I have to say that the fresh shrimps with spicy dip were remarkable, and I was surprised by the beef quality even for a 30 baht stick; the deep-fried squid also delivered.
The road leading up to the restaurant is steep but possible to go with a small city car. Be aware of potholes; the road needs to be repaired. Once at the restaurant, though, there is a large and spacious parking and good signs indicating the location. Following Google Maps was without any hinder.
Steer safely when you drive home in the dark, though.
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When to visit On the Rock @Namphrae
On the Rock @Namphrae is open Thursdays to Sundays, and it is advised to book via Line. First, I tried to use Messenger, but the answer was just an automated message directing me to their Line App.
You can follow their updates on Facebook here. Be aware that on a rainy night, they most probably close. The same goes if it has rained heavily during the day. At the moment I wouldn’t go there without reservation. It was entirely fully booked the night we were there. Finally, a tip is to request a table close to the edge with great views of that pale blood orange tennis ball setting with the hope of another beautiful day.
Arrive here before sunset! You could combine a day at the Grand Canyon Waterpark with this restaurant. Or why not a day at Ob Khan Nationalpark. Both destinations are perfect for the whole family.
The diner On the Rock@Namphrae opens from 5 pm.