16 October 2017

Nam Phrae Barber

Nam Phrae Barber Shop, ร้านน้ำแพร่บาร์เบอร์, Nam Phrae.
Mr. Niomphai, barber. Phone: 089-4121881. Opening hours Monday–Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Good service, but the barber doesn't speak English. Prices low: 60 Baht for a haircut (Sep. 2017), now 70 Baht (Oct. 2017).

25 August 2017

Car Wash, Motorbike Wash

Car Wash, Motorbike Wash, Choeng Doi Subdistrict, Doi Saket.
A car and motorbike wash station at Doi Saket – Bo Sang Road (#1014), not far from Ban Choeng Doi, the center of Doi Saket. Low prices: Car wash 80 Baht, motorbike wash 50 Baht (20 Aug. 2017). Opening hours flexible, usually open Monday – Saturday, at least in the afternoon.

21 July 2017

Chaipradit Basketry

Chaipradit Basketry, ชัยประดิษฐ์ เครื่องจักสาน, Hang Dong.
Household goods made of bamboo and rattan, great selection and low prices. Along the road and very close to this shop, there are 3 further shops which sell similar products.

16 June 2017

Used Books — Backstreet Books + Gekko Books

Backstreet Books + Gekko Books, Chiang Mai, offer used books for sale, and trade-back. Centrally located, near Tha Phae Gate. Most books are English, but there is also a small shelf with German books. — Auch gebrauchte deutsch-sprachige Bücher gibt es zu kaufen.

15 June 2017

May Kaidee Restaurant and Cooking School

May Kaidee, Restaurant and Cooking School, Chiang Mai.
Centrally located near Tha Phae Gate. Open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m – 9 p.m. Price range of meals 80–120 Baht. Recommended by Editha.

02 June 2017

Khun Lao Coffee

Khun Lao Coffee, บ้านกาแฟขุนลาว (ban kafae khun lao), between Ban Pa Du and Ban Nam Phrae.
A litte restaurant and coffee shop, also coffee beans available for sale. Reasonable prices.

28 May 2017

Royal Park Ratchaphruek

Royal Park Ratchaphruek, Chiang Mai
The Royal Park Ratchaphruek, in Thai อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์ (Uthayan Luang Ratchaphruek), or Royal Park Rajapruek as in Google Maps, is a huge park, mainly for recreation, pleasure and greenery show. It includes some educational presentations, plates with information e.g. plant names, but is not a botanical garden in the strict sense though it contains quite a lot of different plants. You can spend there a whole day and have not yet seen all. This park is also a site for certain events.

Chiang Mai Flower Market

Chiang Mai Flower Market – กาดดอกไม้เชียงใหม่ (Kat Dok Mai Chiang Mai)
"Florist Market Mueang Chiang Mai" in Google Maps. This is truly a flower and florist market where you can buy cut flowers and flower bouquets from a wide selection.

Kham Thiang Market

Kham Thiang Market – ตลาดคำเที่ยง (Talat Kham Thiang), Chiang Mai
"Flower Market Kamthieng" in Google Maps. It's not truly a flower market, because you hardly can buy cut flowers there. Actually, Kham Thiang Market is a plant market where you can buy all kind of living plants, e.g. trees, shrubs, bamboos, and herbaceous plants. Most plants are decorative or ornamental garden plants, but plants useful for food or landscaping can be found, too. There are many shops specialized in certain plants like orchids, ferns, succulents, palms, roses, water plants and so on. In addition, there are shops for gardeners' utilities and tools. It is a pleasent market area to stroll around and look at all the numerous exotic plants. Most plants are in flower, because they can be sold better if a customer can see the flowers. There are at least 2 coffee shops within the market area, inviting you to take a rest.

Booths offering groceries near Baan Sammi

Booths offering groceries near Baan Sammi, Doi Saket
There are private booths (in the vicinity of Baan Sammi) which consisting of a tiny table in front of a private property adjacent to a village road or country road, with groceries (mainly fruit and vegetables from private garden) or home-made food and similar products being offered for sale.

New City Market

New City Market – ตลาดเมืองใหม่ (Talat Mueang Mai), Chiang Mai
This is the biggest market for groceries in the City where you can shop at reasonable and low prices. As there is always a big turnover in sales of goods, you can rely on getting fresh groceries like vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish. The market is open everyday, holidays included, and the range of goods is particularly rich from the early morning to the early afternoon.

27 May 2017

Restaurant of the Vegetarian Society of Thailand

Restaurant of the Vegetarian Society of Thailand, Chiang Mai.
"Vegetarian Food Club of Thailand" on Google Maps. It's not a "club". The Thai name, ชมรมมังสวิรัติแห่งประเทศไทย สาขาเชียงใหม่, is best translated into English as the Chiang Mai Branch of the Vegetarian Society of Thailand. The restaurant is an amazing place, and a must-go to vegans and vegetarians. They offer a very wide selection of food, fruit juices and herbal juices, all at very low prices and at self-service. In addition to food in the restaurant, you can buy there fresh vegetables and fruit, groceries, second-hand items, vegetable plants and decorative plants. Open Monday to Friday, the restaurant opens early in the morning and closes early afternoon.

Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Thai Vegetarian Restaurant, Chiang Mai
A small simple restaurant in a quiet front yard with a few shady trees. Open Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday, possibly also closed on public holidays. Closing time is (late) afternoon. Prices are low. Easy to find if you enter from Bamrung Buri Soi 1 ("Bumrung Buri 1 Alley" on Google Maps).

Morning Glory Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

Morning Glory Thai Vegetarian Restaurant, Chiang Mai
A convenient restaurant within the old city to have lunch, or to take food away. Open Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday, possibly also closed on public holidays. Closing time is afternoon. Prices are low. Especially recommended is their noodle soup. Located in Phrapokklao Rd. ("Prapokkloa" on Google Maps), which is the main north-south street within the old city, close to Chiang Mai Gate, an old town gate in the south. Easy to find.

Chiang Mai Plastic

Chiang Mai Plastic, Chiang Mai
A shop specialized in any items made of plastic for everybody's use in daily life. Wide selection, reasonable prices.

25 May 2017


Home Furniture and Decoration, Chiang Mai
Furniture and other things for rooms, made of natural materials, with a great selection of rattan furniture. Reasonable prices.
not on Google Maps, located at the northeastern corner
of crossing Chang Moi Rd. × Chang Moi Kao Rd.

11 May 2017

Papa's Garden

Papa's Garden, บ้านสวนคุณพ่อ (ban suan khun po)
Papa's Garden is a resort, restaurant, coffee shop (with bakery and cake shop), and a "sports villa" which includes an outdoor swimming pool. Located in the vicinity of Doi Saket. Prices are reasonable.

10 May 2017

Pizza Plus

Pizza Plus, Doi Saket
Restaurant and pizzeria, located on the Bo Sang – Doi Saket Road (#1014), close to Doi Saket. The owners, Mrs. Eve & Mr. Sine, offer food delivery service to Baan Sammi. A delivery order must be placed before 5 p.m. Open every day 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., except Tuesday.

09 May 2017

G&M Steak

G&M Steak
A restaurant with a wide variety of meats and sausages, run by a German butcher. Popular for its Sunday buffet.

Super Rich Money Exchange

Super Rich Money Exchange, is said to offer exchange rates better than banks, recommended by Curtis. Two branches exist in Chiang Mai, one of them in Loi Khro Road (ถนนลอยเคราะห์).

Crusty Loaf Bakery

Crusty Loaf Bakery, near Irish Pub, Chiang Mai.
Located in the old city of Chiang Mai, one of the few places where you can get good and fresh baked bread, mainly Irish and English style, also some cake is offered, at reasonable prices.

08 May 2017

07 May 2017

Irish Pub

U. N. Irish Pub, Chiang Mai
Located in the old city of Chiang Mai, a rustic restaurant with Thai and Western (Irish) food, at reasonable prices, staff friendly.

Bamboo Bike Rentals

Bamboo Bike Rentals, Chiang Mai
Scooters 110 cm³ from 99 Baht per day, stronger scooters at 159 Baht per day, helmet included, insurance extra. Prices are reasonable, service is good, English speaking staff. Several guests rented motorbikes from this company, and there was never any complaint, or any problem with the scooters.