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Guidebook for Chiang Mai

David

Guidebook for Chiang Mai

Food Scene
Great American style diner, bring your appetite! My personal favourite is the Biscuits and Gravy. My daughter is addicted to the Cheesy Mac (the menu warns that this could happen, she didn't listen).
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Butter is Better Diner & Bakery
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Great American style diner, bring your appetite! My personal favourite is the Biscuits and Gravy. My daughter is addicted to the Cheesy Mac (the menu warns that this could happen, she didn't listen).
Genuine Italian food, very close to the Astra. Been told by friends that this is probably the best Italian in town. The house wine is sold by carafe or half carafe, very nice red to have with dinner.
Ristorante da Antonio
Genuine Italian food, very close to the Astra. Been told by friends that this is probably the best Italian in town. The house wine is sold by carafe or half carafe, very nice red to have with dinner.
French style bread and pastries. Great spot for breakfast.
L'Opera
French style bread and pastries. Great spot for breakfast.
This place is now one of my favourites. They roast their own coffee sourced in nearby Laos. Unique setting with re-used and recycled materials. Recently they have added a swimming pool to the bar area. Wide selection of beers. Food available. Self service to keep prices low. You can also float around in the river, when there is water! Outdoor cinema screen for movies at night.
Kafe Bannok Coffee Roasters
This place is now one of my favourites. They roast their own coffee sourced in nearby Laos. Unique setting with re-used and recycled materials. Recently they have added a swimming pool to the bar area. Wide selection of beers. Food available. Self service to keep prices low. You can also float around in the river, when there is water! Outdoor cinema screen for movies at night.
I have only eaten here once, but was impressed enough to recommend it here. I had the Kao Soi, which is a Northern crispy curry noodle soup. My wife had the Pad Grapow and was equally impressed.
Pakorn's Kitchen 팟타이
I have only eaten here once, but was impressed enough to recommend it here. I had the Kao Soi, which is a Northern crispy curry noodle soup. My wife had the Pad Grapow and was equally impressed.
Big restaurant by the river. Good food, drinks and ambiance.
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Huan Soontaree Vechanont
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Big restaurant by the river. Good food, drinks and ambiance.
Cheap, delicious and close to home. This place does great stewed pork over rice or with noodles. Other meals available too, but I just love the pork! Pictures of the meals are on the walls, so it's very easy to order without knowing the language. The walls are covered with photos of Thai celebrities and it is always busy with take away and table dining. Most, if not all dishes are B60. No English on the sign, but it's not hard to find. Across the street from Art In Paradise. Open 9am to 2am daily. Dine in or grab a take away bag and head back to the condo.
นกแล ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำสุโขทัย
Cheap, delicious and close to home. This place does great stewed pork over rice or with noodles. Other meals available too, but I just love the pork! Pictures of the meals are on the walls, so it's very easy to order without knowing the language. The walls are covered with photos of Thai celebrities and it is always busy with take away and table dining. Most, if not all dishes are B60. No English on the sign, but it's not hard to find. Across the street from Art In Paradise. Open 9am to 2am daily. Dine in or grab a take away bag and head back to the condo.
In Chiang Mai's riverside area, a really cool place to experience Northern cuisine at its finest. Shop and Gallery are nice for a wander through after eating.
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Woo Cafe-Art Gallery-Lifestyle Shop
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In Chiang Mai's riverside area, a really cool place to experience Northern cuisine at its finest. Shop and Gallery are nice for a wander through after eating.
Huge and very popular restaurant/bar/live music venue. Good selection of draught beers. I would suggest making a reservation on busy nights such as Friday, Saturday and public holidays.
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The Good View
13 Charoen Rajd Rd
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Huge and very popular restaurant/bar/live music venue. Good selection of draught beers. I would suggest making a reservation on busy nights such as Friday, Saturday and public holidays.
Close by and cheap, on the first major intersection on the way to town. BBQ meats, noodles and much more. Cold beer and other drinks available.
Le Dta'wan Market
Close by and cheap, on the first major intersection on the way to town. BBQ meats, noodles and much more. Cold beer and other drinks available.
Great selection of food trucks serving Thai and International food. Good selection of wine beer and coctails. Not as cheap as other options, but it is an enjoyable experience. Music, foot massage and a few market stalls also.
Ploen Ruedee Night Market
Great selection of food trucks serving Thai and International food. Good selection of wine beer and coctails. Not as cheap as other options, but it is an enjoyable experience. Music, foot massage and a few market stalls also.
Set in a rice field surrounded by mountains, a nice place for a coffee and something to eat. Great place for photos.
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BrandNew Field Good
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Set in a rice field surrounded by mountains, a nice place for a coffee and something to eat. Great place for photos.
Beautiful setting for a cafe by a small river bed. Nice coffee and good food, very reasonably priced for such a fancy looking place. Get here early as the kitchen closes at 6 pm, more of a lunch or breakfast venue. Good wine is also on the menu.
Wild Coffee & Bistro
259/2 Soi Sukhaphiban 8
Beautiful setting for a cafe by a small river bed. Nice coffee and good food, very reasonably priced for such a fancy looking place. Get here early as the kitchen closes at 6 pm, more of a lunch or breakfast venue. Good wine is also on the menu.
Drinks & Nightlife
One of the original bars in the town centre. It has transformed from a small open air bar into a pub, restaurant and club with live music. Best place to experience the Songkran fun.
Lucky
One of the original bars in the town centre. It has transformed from a small open air bar into a pub, restaurant and club with live music. Best place to experience the Songkran fun.
Great for watching live sports from Australia. Great Aussie style pie and chips while you watch the footy.
Downunder Pub & Bistro
Great for watching live sports from Australia. Great Aussie style pie and chips while you watch the footy.
A special occasion bar. Not close by, but worth going for the amazing cocktails and great roof top views. Some people have mentioned that they didn't feel welcome, but that can happen at any upscale place around the world. I've only ever been with locals so I haven't experienced this myself.
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Myst Maya
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A special occasion bar. Not close by, but worth going for the amazing cocktails and great roof top views. Some people have mentioned that they didn't feel welcome, but that can happen at any upscale place around the world. I've only ever been with locals so I haven't experienced this myself.
Wonder up and down this street and its Soi's until you see a place that you like. Sit down, have a drink. When you get itchy feet, move on to the next place. Something for everyone. Your partner can go for a nice relaxing (or painful Thai style) massage while you chill at a bar.
Loi Kroh Road
Wonder up and down this street and its Soi's until you see a place that you like. Sit down, have a drink. When you get itchy feet, move on to the next place. Something for everyone. Your partner can go for a nice relaxing (or painful Thai style) massage while you chill at a bar.
Very cheap and rustic self service bar, although at nights there are usually beer waitresses to bring you bottles, I assume these girls work on commission from the brewery. Food vendors will park in front and snack sellers will wander by to sell local nibbles. Can be hard to locate, look for the cheap plastic tables and chairs and the SELF SERVICE signs in English. It's also a great bottle shop with a range of international beer wine and sprits.
หจก. เชียงใหม่ รุ่งโรจน์
287/15 Changklan Rd
Very cheap and rustic self service bar, although at nights there are usually beer waitresses to bring you bottles, I assume these girls work on commission from the brewery. Food vendors will park in front and snack sellers will wander by to sell local nibbles. Can be hard to locate, look for the cheap plastic tables and chairs and the SELF SERVICE signs in English. It's also a great bottle shop with a range of international beer wine and sprits.
One of the bigger pubs in the area, set over two levels, ground floor and covered roof top. Cheap beer and big screen TV's showing live sports. Meals served also.
จอห์นเพลส (John's Place)
One of the bigger pubs in the area, set over two levels, ground floor and covered roof top. Cheap beer and big screen TV's showing live sports. Meals served also.
Tiny bar serving cheap but good cocktails. Very extensive list of cocktails on the menu. Had a whisky sour for B100. Need I say more?
Ben Cocktail Bar
1-2 Loi Kroh Rd
Tiny bar serving cheap but good cocktails. Very extensive list of cocktails on the menu. Had a whisky sour for B100. Need I say more?
If you're over the usual Thai beer, this place is for you. Excellent craft beer on tap, range of whiskies too. Small indoor bar with friendly bartenders. Super close to the Astra.
The Grumpy Old Men : My Beer Friend Taproom
If you're over the usual Thai beer, this place is for you. Excellent craft beer on tap, range of whiskies too. Small indoor bar with friendly bartenders. Super close to the Astra.
Essentials
Not the best supermarket, but the most convenient. Only if you are sick of 7/11!
Big C Supermarket @ Chiang Mai
Not the best supermarket, but the most convenient. Only if you are sick of 7/11!
A little further than Big C, but a nice walk over the old bridge. Great supermarket with heaps of food from around the world. Good selection of international wines, beers and spirits.
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Rimping Supermarket Nawarat Branch
129 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd
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A little further than Big C, but a nice walk over the old bridge. Great supermarket with heaps of food from around the world. Good selection of international wines, beers and spirits.
Sightseeing
The gates of the old city, and the centre of activities and festivals.
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Tha Phae Gate
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The gates of the old city, and the centre of activities and festivals.
Beautiful temple at the top of a long set of steps. Iconic Chiang Mai site.
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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
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Beautiful temple at the top of a long set of steps. Iconic Chiang Mai site.
In neighbouring Chiang Rai district. Is this a temple as a work of art, or a work of art as a temple? Totally unique in style, definitely worth a visit even if you think you've seen enough temples already on your trip. If you do a tour to Chiang Rai, make sure this is on the itinerary.
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White Temple
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In neighbouring Chiang Rai district. Is this a temple as a work of art, or a work of art as a temple? Totally unique in style, definitely worth a visit even if you think you've seen enough temples already on your trip. If you do a tour to Chiang Rai, make sure this is on the itinerary.
Parks & Nature
Big place, hard to give a highlight. Maybe a tour guide needed unless you have done your research. Remember that foreigners need to pay a higher fee, last time I paid B200.
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Doi Inthanon National Park
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Big place, hard to give a highlight. Maybe a tour guide needed unless you have done your research. Remember that foreigners need to pay a higher fee, last time I paid B200.
A winding drive, but not too far. The views here are spectacular. There is a coffee and food at the top, and they also have billy cart rides.
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Mon Jam
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A winding drive, but not too far. The views here are spectacular. There is a coffee and food at the top, and they also have billy cart rides.
There are a few hot springs around Chiang Mai and surrounding districts. This is one of the nicer ones, better than the one that most get to see while on a bus tour. That one is on the side of a highway and is pretty unimpressive. San Kamphaeng has a nice set up. The hot spring is hot enough so cause serious burns, and you can buy eggs to cook in it. The hot water is diverted along small man made canals and you can dip your tired feet into the hot mineral water. Lots of gazebos and tables for picnics. Ticketed entry. Not sure of the price, but it wasn't too much from memory.
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San Khamphaeng Hot Springs
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There are a few hot springs around Chiang Mai and surrounding districts. This is one of the nicer ones, better than the one that most get to see while on a bus tour. That one is on the side of a highway and is pretty unimpressive. San Kamphaeng has a nice set up. The hot spring is hot enough so cause serious burns, and you can buy eggs to cook in it. The hot water is diverted along small man made canals and you can dip your tired feet into the hot mineral water. Lots of gazebos and tables for picnics. Ticketed entry. Not sure of the price, but it wasn't too much from memory.
Shopping
Biggest and best mall in Chiang Mai. Good for hot days. They even have an ice rink.
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CentralFestival Chiang Mai
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Biggest and best mall in Chiang Mai. Good for hot days. They even have an ice rink.
The pictures on our walls are from here, except the Melbourne ones. Heaps of wooden pieces and furniture. Prices much better than night Bazaar. International delivery services available.
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Suna Living Retail Store
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The pictures on our walls are from here, except the Melbourne ones. Heaps of wooden pieces and furniture. Prices much better than night Bazaar. International delivery services available.
Huge and incredibly busy market on Sunday nights. Lots of food stalls mixed in with the local crafts and clothing stalls. Starts at the Ta Pae gate and seems to go on forever. No alcohol allowed on the street.
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Moon Dragon Hotel
97 Rachadamnoen Rd
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Huge and incredibly busy market on Sunday nights. Lots of food stalls mixed in with the local crafts and clothing stalls. Starts at the Ta Pae gate and seems to go on forever. No alcohol allowed on the street.
Short walk from the Astra, Anusarn is the centre of the Night Bazaar area. Food and drinks can be had here along with the shopping. Lots of fish spas and massage places too. There is a small food truck type area that had a beer van, cocktail van, pizza stall and roti vendor (among others),set around rustic furniture during my visit.
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Anusarn Market
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Short walk from the Astra, Anusarn is the centre of the Night Bazaar area. Food and drinks can be had here along with the shopping. Lots of fish spas and massage places too. There is a small food truck type area that had a beer van, cocktail van, pizza stall and roti vendor (among others),set around rustic furniture during my visit.
If you're looking for better bargains than the night bazaar or Sunday market, head to Chiang Mai's China town district. The night market here is less busy and cheaper than the other options.
Chinatown
If you're looking for better bargains than the night bazaar or Sunday market, head to Chiang Mai's China town district. The night market here is less busy and cheaper than the other options.
Entertainment & Activities
The jungle coaster is great fun, actually a toboggan style ride that you control the speed by hand brake. You can also do a zipline around the canopy above. On the way to Moncham if you want to make a day of it.
Pongyang Jungle Coaster & Zipline
The jungle coaster is great fun, actually a toboggan style ride that you control the speed by hand brake. You can also do a zipline around the canopy above. On the way to Moncham if you want to make a day of it.
This decommissioned quarry has been transformed into a water park. Inflatable platforms and obstacles, high jumping platforms and zip lines for the brave. Life jackets are compulsory. A smaller play area is available for little kids. There is a cafe and restaurant near the water and more on the thoroughfare above. You can have a coffee (or a sneaky beer or two) while you wait and wait for the kids to get tired. Great fun.
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Grand Canyon Water Park Chiang Mai
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This decommissioned quarry has been transformed into a water park. Inflatable platforms and obstacles, high jumping platforms and zip lines for the brave. Life jackets are compulsory. A smaller play area is available for little kids. There is a cafe and restaurant near the water and more on the thoroughfare above. You can have a coffee (or a sneaky beer or two) while you wait and wait for the kids to get tired. Great fun.
Because it is so close. I have not actually been to this particular Art In Paradise, I've been to the one in Pattaya. Be prepared to take heaps of photos of yourself and friends in the 3D optical illusions. Just a bit of silly fun. Kids would get a kick out of it.
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Art in Paradise Chiang Mai
199/9 Chang Klan Rd
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Because it is so close. I have not actually been to this particular Art In Paradise, I've been to the one in Pattaya. Be prepared to take heaps of photos of yourself and friends in the 3D optical illusions. Just a bit of silly fun. Kids would get a kick out of it.