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View Venus with your Naked Eye on Sunday 30th April
April 28, 2017

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has announced that the public can view Venus with the naked eye on April 30 between 4 – 6am as it passes close to the earth.

Barbershop Causes Outrage By Opening on Wednesdays
April 20, 2017

A barber shop in Chiang Mai has caused outrage across social media after they began opening on a Wednesday, a day believed to bring great misfortune if one was to get a haircut.

Funeral Dates Set for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
April 18, 2017

According to what appear to be official documents being shared online today, the official dates for the funeral for the late King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be from 25th – 29th October 2017.

Man Dies From Accidental Stab Wound During Religious Dance Ceremony
April 25, 2017

On April 24, Chaiwat Cheaumeuangphan, Deputy Inspector at Sankamphaeng Police Station released a statement regarding the death of a man that accidentally stabbed himself during a religious ceremony.

Monkol Wanaram Temple Damaged in Fire
April 24, 2017

The Mongkol Wanaram temple in Padet caught on fire during the morning of April 23, causing over one million baht worth of damage.

NCPO Orders Fine For No Seatbelt, 5,000 Baht in Chiang Mai
April 20, 2017

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered Chiang Mai Traffic Police to strictly enforce issuing fines to those not wearing seatbelts in cars, increasing the fine from 500 baht to 5,000 baht starting today.

Teens Arrested for Series of Bike Thefts
April 28, 2017

Two youths were arrested on April 23 in connection to a series of motorbike thefts dating back to February this year.

Arrest Warrant out for Mae Hong Son Child Prostitute Ring Leader, 2 Arrests Made
April 26, 2017

UPDATE: Sargent Major Yuttachai Thongchat has now been arrested and is being kept in Bangkok along with the two women arrested. Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul has also announced that three other policeman in the Mae Hong Son police department in connection to the child prostitution ring and on suspicion on having sex with the girls.

Witchdoctor Killed by Revengeful Family After Curse Allegedly Stops Husband Defecating
April 25, 2017

A famous witchdoctor in Omkoi was shot dead by 15 bullets to the anus by a hitman on April 21, believed to be hired by a family who had allegedly been cursed by the doctor, preventing the husband from being able to defecate properly.

Three Month Old Fetus Found in Mae Rim
April 10, 2017

On April 9, Police Captain Kittipong Kongkaew told reporters that a three month old fetus was found on the roadside next to the old crocodile farm in Mae Rim.

72 Hours of Emergency Treatment in All Hospitals in Thailand Under New UCEP Plan
April 5, 2017

The government has announced a new Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (UCEP) plan which demands compulsory emergency healthcare for up to 72 hours in any hospital in Thailand, both private and state.

A Child’s Plea to Stop Burning in Northern Thailand: Smoke The Documentary
March 15, 2017

As the smoke problem in Chiang Mai appears to still be with us in full force, Smoke The Documentary activist Marisa Marchitelli is again fighting to spread awareness and pressure groups to aid in the prevention of burning in Northern Thailand.

Two New Public Holidays Announced
April 12, 2017

On April 11, the cabinet announced that they have added two new official public holidays to the calendar starting immediately.

New Australian Honorary Consul For Chiang Mai
January 18, 2017

The Australian Government has appointed Mr Ronald Elliott as its new Honorary Consul resident in Chiang Mai with jurisdiction throughout the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai and Tak.

Big Chiang Mai Politicians to be Interrogated by Military
July 28, 2016

July 27th, The National Council for Peace and Order used Article 44 to call on 11 local Chiang Mai politicians and their family members to report to Military Circle 11 in Bangkok. The 11 were accused of disseminating distorted information, in letter form, about the upcoming referendum.

The Big Buddha Bicycle Race: An Interview with author Terence A. Harkin
April 25, 2017

Terry earned a BA in English Lit from Brown University in the late Sixties while drumming with bands that opened for The Yardbirds, the Critters, and Jimi Hendrix. His award-winning play, Resurrection, was produced during his senior year.

A Year of Flight of the Gibbon’s Conservation Initiatives in Review
March 10, 2017

To support the many royal environmental and economical projects in northern Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon has planted an impressive 25,000 saplings in 2016, funded several local NGOs, local institutions and research units, invited 500 disadvantaged children to Zipline for free and advanced the project to reintroduce hornbills to Chiang Mai’s forests after 40 years of extinction.

Drought Almost Over, but Farmers Urged to Hold off on Planting Rice
June 6, 2016

“The water crisis has passed, Jansark Limpiti, Director of Chiang Mai Irrigation Office told CityNews, “But while the crisis has passed, we are still rationing and managing water resources with great attention to details.”

Heavenly Culture, World Pace, Restoration of Light
August 24, 2016

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a global organization found in South Korea by Chairman Man Hee Lee, that is committed to spreading world peace through their Legislate Peace Campaign. HWPL and it’s three years of community support from all over the world hope to pass the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to the United Nations, an enforceable law that would preserve human rights by refraining States from using military force that would, in turn, impact another’s political independence and freedom.

Weaving together Tradition And Fashion in Support of Elephants
June 9, 2016

CityNews – Fair Trade company Ethnic Lanna, loves elephants. Elephants are easy to love; their calm gentle actions can amaze you and their playfulness can raise your cheeks to the sky. It’s hard not to be bewildered by how quickly your initial fear of an animal so large and capable of destruction is replaced with comfort and laughter.

Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

Citylife reader Jonathan Nash wrote a letter to the editor this month requesting our help.

เชียงใหม่จัดยิ่งใหญ่ จุดเทียนถวายอาลัย พสกนิกรกว่า 3.5 หมื่นร่วมพิธี ล้นอุทยานหลวงฯ
November 3, 2016

วันที่ 2 พ.ย.59 เวลา 18.39 น. ที่ลานหน้าหอคำหลวง อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ม.ล.ปนัดดา ดิศกุล รัฐมนตรีประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี ร่วมกับประชาชนชาวเชียงใหม่กว่า 35,000 คน นำโดย นายปวิณ ชำนิประศาสน์ ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ จัดพิธีจุดเทียนถวายอาลัยพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช โดยพสกนิกรชาวเชียงใหม่ทั้งหมดที่มาร่วมพิธียืนเต็มทั้งลานราษฎร์รักบาท (บริเวณหน้าหอคำหลวง) และลานราชพฤกษ์ ซึ่งจุคนได้ราว 20,000 คน รวมทั้งเต็มลานต้นโพธิ์แห่งความจงรักษ์ภักดี

ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว


Search for Places in Chiang Mai!

Eat on Earth

Take yourself away and relax in a luscious green garden with some delicious cuisine from Eat on Earth.


The couple who own Malika on Kaew Nawarat Road are both trained and certified gemologists and believe that a piece of jewellery is a special and unique item to be treasured.

Studio Naenna

Studio Naenna offers a collection of exquisite clothing and eco textiles designed by the founders themselves and dyed with natural dyes.

The Zest Italian Restaurant

The Zest Italian restaurant, an original homemade Italian restaurant which comes with Sukhothai Lanna décor is now open serving lunch and dinner. There is an elegant interior, but also a lovely garden setting for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Flight 52

Welcome aboard Flight 52, the newest route from Chiang Mai to a full belly, open now.


Think Chinese noodles with Lanna flavours, think green curry noodle soup, think cheese toppings…strange but surprisingly delicious.