16 December 2023

Schmidt – bakery shop, Mae Rim

Schmidt Co., Ltd. – wholesaler and distributor of baking equipment and ingredients — Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Udon Thani and Pattaya. — https://www.schmidt.co.th/en/

Schmidt – bakery shop, Mae Rim
95/1 M. 1, Chotana Rd., T. Don Kaeo, A. Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180.

20 August 2023

Bicycle Repair Shop, Mr. Nen

Bicycle Repair Shop, Mr. Nen — ร้านซ่อมจักรยาน ช่างเณร (ran som chakrayan chang nen)

This is the best and closest specialist workshop for bicycle repairs and spare parts. Located in the Nong Yaeng (หนองแหย่ง) Subdistrict, San Sai District. Highly recommended by Michel + Rhoda.

29 July 2023

Markets located within a radius of about 8 km from Baan Sammi

There are markets in several villages in the surrounding area of Baan Sammi. Their locations are within distances of about 5–8 km. Most of these markets are open daily from the morning to the evening. However, each market has a peak activity on a particular day with more stalls offering groceries and other things, and more farmers from around areas offering their agricultural products.

A briefly commented overview of such markets can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D96_0s_1Qd35rPfM86NR1kk9FuR-bcuED-9gGJv-jmM/edit?usp=sharing

23 May 2023

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.

Update: The restaurant has remained closed since the start of the Covid pandemic. Even after the end of the Covid pandemic, the restaurant has not yet reopened (as of 23 May 2023), but grocery sales are back in operation.

Take-away food has been available since June 2023, but the selection is modest.

15 October 2022

Delivery services (groceries, meals)

Delivery services of groceries and ready food to Baan Sammi is possible. We can assist you in ordering the following services:

• Delivery services for groceries and beverages by department stores e.g., Lotus's, BigC, Tops, Rimping, Makro, are available online and daily.

• Delivery services for ready meals (Thai, Western) from numerous restaurants, carried out by FoodPanda (deliver to: "Baan Sammi Nature Resort Pa Lan Muthi 6 50220"), GrabFood, (deliver to: "สวนไผ่บ้านแซมมี - Bambusetum Baan Sammi - Unnamed Rd, Pa Lan, Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50220"), MealsOnWheels4U, and Lineman (in Thai only), all available online 7 days per week. Miw's Home Cooking offers a delivery service for its deep-frozen Thai ready meals.

• Delivery services for drinking water in bottles and tanks by water supply companies.

01 July 2022

An In-Depth Guide to Renting …

This guide deserves to be called "in-depth" and is recommended to be read by anyone who wants to rent an apartment or house in Thailand for a longer period of time. Although this guide applies to renting an apartment in Bangkok, the information is easily applicable and transferable to Chiang Mai. The few bangkok-specific details can simply be skipped. — Dieser Leitfaden verdient es "in-depth" bezeichnet zu werden und ist empfehlenswert zu lesen für alle, die sich für längere Zeit in Thailand ein Appartement oder Haus mieten wollen. Obwohl dieser Leitfaden sich auf das Mieten von Appartements in Bangkok bezieht, ist die Information mühelos anwendbar und übertragbar auf Chiang Mai. Die wenigen bangkok-spezifischen Details kann man einfach überspringen.

An In-Depth Guide to Renting an Apartment in Bangkok

Update: July 2022
Further guides for expats in Thailand

22 September 2021

Miw's Home Cooking

Miw's Home Cooked Frozen Meals Service — Located in Doi Saket. A delivery service is available for your favourite Thai dishes, including vegetarian food and homemade jams. Highly recommended.

18 March 2021

Nana Bakery

Nana Bakery – boulangerie — Nong Hoi, Chiang Mai.
A French bakery offering croissants, bread, pies and cake. Reasonable prices.

19 January 2021

Simple Pleasures Café

Simple Pleasures Café — bakery and coffee shop in Ban Rong Khilek, Choeng Doi Subdistrict, Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai, famous for their cakes. Discovered by Jan and highly recommended.

28 February 2020

Nilubol Bakery

Nilubol Baan Kanom Aroi — นิลุบล บ้านขนมอร่อย ร้านขนมหวาน — bakery and coffee shop in Mueang, Chiang Mai, famous for their brownies.

13 December 2019

Holidays and Festivals

Public Holidays in Thailand in 2020
A commented list of national public holidays of Thailand, which helps you to find out when banks and post offices and ... are definitely closed.

31 October 2019

Noodle Soup Restaurant at Ban Pa Tio

Noodle Soup Restaurant at Ban Pa Tio (บ้านป่าติ๋ว) — 10 min walk from Baan Sammi.

07 September 2019

Horse Farm in Phrao

Bungalow on horse farm in Phrao District (อ. พร้าว), Thung Luang Subdistrict (ต. ทุ่งหลวง), Chiang Mai Province.

23 August 2019

XendPay — A cheap way to send money

No bank is needed to make a money transfer. There are cheaper options, such as Xe.com and now also XendPay.com. However, there are several providers, not just two. We do not know if XendPay is the cheapest provider or another.

27 June 2019

Crossing Highways

For tenants, guests and visitors of Baan Sammi, mainly as cyclists and motorcyclists:

24 February 2019

Penny's Cabins, Ban Pong, Doi Saket

Penny's Cabins, 115 M. 4, Ban Pong, T. Mae Pong, A. Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, 50220 — 115 ม. 4 บ้านโป่ง ต. แม่โป่ง อ. ดอยสะเก็ด จ. เชียงใหม่ 50220
Penny's Cabins is a resort for long-stay at very reasonable rates, beautifully situated in a river valley and on the edge of a tranquil village, Ban Pong.

21 February 2019

Thipsiri Home, Chiang Mai

Thipsiri Home, Likkasithradvidhee (Likkasit Ratvithi) Road 17, Nong Pa Khrang Subdistrict, Mueang District, Chiang Mai, 50000
ทิพย์สิริ 17 ถนนลิขสิทธิ์ราษฎร์วิถี ต. หนองป่าครั่ง อ. เมือง จ. เชียงใหม่ 50000


Dentists at Chiang Mai.
There are many dentists centrally located and in the outscirts of Chiang Mai. Here presented is Asia Fortune Dental as an informative example, not necessarily as a recommendation.

20 December 2018

Meals on Wheels 4U

Meals on Wheels 4U

This is a professional food delivery service for a very wide variety of food types for Chiang Mai.

14 December 2018


Patakarn Fasteners
For all handymen who need screws: All screw types in any size are available, as well as any tools that you might need when using screws.

04 December 2018

favor & flavor

favor & flavor (former moon cafe') is a modern coffee shop with fresh coffee and homemade bakery. Located on the Highway #118, just after Ban Nam Phrae.

13 November 2018

Buy a Bicycle

New and used bicycles
Here are some suggestions on where to buy a good quality bicycle:

04 November 2018

Immigration Chiang Mai / Ausländerbehörde

Immigration Chiang Mai has moved back from Promenada Shopping Center to its original new place near the Chiang Mai Airport.

30 August 2018

Departure from Chiang Mai Airport in the Early Morning

Departure from Chiang Mai Airport in the early morning

If the departure time is set to early morning (e.g. 6:00 a.m.), and check-in for an international flight occurs approximately two hours prior to departure, very early attendance at the airport (e.g. 4:00 a.m.) is required.

04 August 2018

Open a Bank Account in Thailand

How to open a personal bank account with any of the major banks in Chiang Mai, if you have entered Thailand on a tourist visa or non-immigrant visa.

21 July 2018

Natural ponds in the northern hills

Landscape and ponds in the northern hills of Doi Saket and San Sai districts
Widely known to be located in the northern hills is the Mae Kuang Reservoir and Dam (อ่างเก็บน้ำเขื่อนแม่กวง), a popular Sunday destination. Almost unknown and lovely embedded in the northern hills are three natural ponds: Huai Cho (ห้วยโจ้), Huai Kiang (ห้วยเกี้ยง), and Huai Sak (ห้วยสัก).

13 May 2018

Pharmacy Jip Ang Tueng Osot, in China Town

Pharmacy Jip Ang Tueng Osot L. P. — ร้านขายยา ห้างหุ้นส่วนจำกัด จิบอังตึ้งโอสถ
This pharmacy is located in the heart of China Town, also well-known as Warorot Market.

29 April 2018

Beverage Shop

Beverage Shop on Chiang Mai – Doi Saket Highway #118.
If you have a motorbike, scooter or car, and if you are in the city of Chiang Mai, driving from the city towards Doi Saket, and if you might wish to stop at a shop for buying beverages, then this shop is a good choice.

13 April 2018

Amon: Computer City Center

Amon, at Computer City Center, Chiang Mai.
A shop with a wide variety of electrical and electronic parts, and spare parts, for home and business appliances, also some non-electric parts. Prices are low to moderate.

09 April 2018

Nam Phrae Barber

Nam Phrae Barber Shop, ร้านน้ำแพร่บาร์เบอร์, Nam Phrae.

22 March 2018

Immigration Chiang Mai / Ausländerbehörde

90-Days Notification — 90-tägige Benachrichtigung:

A foreigner who stays in Thailand for more than 90 consecutive days must notify the Immigration Department.

12 December 2017

T. Phanit Basketry

T. Phanit Basketry Shop (Thor Panich Shop) — ร้าน ต. พานิช จักสาน.
Household goods made of bamboo and rattan, great selection and low prices.

Chaipradit Basketry

Chaipradit Basketry, ชัยประดิษฐ์ เครื่องจักสาน, Hang Dong.
Household goods made of bamboo and rattan, great selection and low prices.

11 December 2017

Jo's Bakery

Jo's Bakery and Restaurant — Bäckerei und Restaurant von Jo, Ban Nam Phrae, Hang Dong.
A German bakery and restaurant, offers many special groceries. Reasonable prices.

23 November 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.

24 October 2017

8 o'Clock Coffee

8 o'Clock Coffee is a modern coffee shop with excellent coffee and little snacks. It's located in the middle of nowhere, between green rice paddies and the mountains.

23 October 2017

SamudLanna Stationary

Samud Lanna Stationary Shop 31 ถนน ห้วยแก้ว (Huai Kaeo / Huay Kaew) Road, Chiang Mai.
A nice stationary shop with a wide selection, and with a bias for painters/artists.

12 September 2017

Electrical Supply Store

Electrical Supply Store, คลังไฟฟ้า สาขา, Mueang Chiang Mai.
A favorite electrical supply store in the well-known Wua Lai Road, not far from the Chiang Mai Gate.

09 July 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

Booths offering groceries near Baan Sammi

Booths offering groceries near Baan Sammi, Doi Saket
There are booths (in the vicinity of Baan Sammi) which consist 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 largest market for groceries in the City where you can shop at reasonable and low prices.

27 May 2017

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.
The same location contains Tien Sieng Vegetarian Foods, a small vegetarian supermarket.

Chiang Mai Plastic

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Address:
269 ม.4 ต. ม่วงโตน อ. ดอยสะเก็ด จ. เชียงใหม่
269 M. 4, T. Muang Ton, A. Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Location: In the center of the village Ban Muang Ton (บ้านม่วงโตน), opposite Wat Thawon Rangsi (วัดถาวรรังษี).
There is a large car parking area in front of the restaurant.

Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Phone: 053-840531

Super Rich Money Exchange

Super Rich Money Exchange, is said to offer exchange rates better than banks,

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.

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.

Bamboo Bike Rentals

Bamboo Bike Rentals, Chiang Mai. Motorcycles offered for rent, but none made of bamboo.

02 May 2017


Easycom, Mr. Jukkrit Ampai, at Computer City Center.
Speaks English well, good and reliable service, reasonable prices, successfully repaired laptop and UPS.

01 May 2017


CityLife is an online platform providing a calendar of upcoming business-oriented events in Chiang Mai.