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Chiang Mai, Thailand Travel Guide, Tips & Info

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Food

Please use my Thailand food guide which has all of my favourite places and dishes for the best food in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Accommodation

Deejai Backpackers

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I stayed here for about a week. It's a nice place in a handy location (especially if you have a bicycle or scooter) with a separate location on the same road with a nice swimming pool.

Nightlife, bars & cafés

Zoe in Yellow Bar & Night Club

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Popular bar and club. It can get really busy but it closes at midnight, except for special occasions like Songkran.

48 Garage

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A camper van converted in to a bar on the corner of a road, right next to one of the busiest bars for backpackers (Zoe in Yellow). I enjoyed getting there around 6pm for the first few drinks in an evening. 60B for a Chang.

THC Rooftop Bar

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Reminds me of being down on the islands. Sitting on the floor with no shoes allowed, a DJ and neon paint, etc.

The Coffee Club - Thapae

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I actually had some fairly good wine here. Although having any wine that's not disgusting is a bonus in SE Asia.

The North Gate Jazz Club

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Live music bar. It gets very crowded and spills out in to the street but sometimes there's seating upstairs with a view over the live bands.

Microkosmos Chiang Dao

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Really nice chilled craft beer bar. They also have 2 rooms. We stayed 2 nights. Nice owners!

The Riverside Bar & Restaurant

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Lively bar with a massive restaurant area and late-night live music full of Thai locals.

Glass Bar & Kitchen

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Craft beer pub with a large selection but almost entirely bottles and it's expensive.

Akha Ama Coffee

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Cute little cafe which mostly had tourists. They had a bottles of "black juice" which is strong cold coffee. I probably shouldn't have had a whole bottle to myself though.

Last Updated: 1st June, 2017