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Free Admission to all National Parks Tomorrow (Thais Only)
July 27, 2017

In celebration of HM King Rama X Birthday, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has announced that all Thai citizens (vehicle included) will get free admission to all national parks on July 28th.

Longan Prices Fall As They Come into Season
July 18, 2017

The Longan market is coming into season, with the average price falling to just 15 baht a kilo when compared to 50 baht per kilo for the off-season product at the beginning of this month. 

Chiang Mai Wins Best City In Asia and Third Best City in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine
July 17, 2017

Chiang Mai has been crowned the best city in Asia and third best city in the world in this years Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017.

Loy Kroh Vendors Meet Officials to Discuss Order to Move by August 1st
July 27, 2017

Local vendors along the Loy Kroh Road stretch between Chang Klan to Charoenprathet (or McDonald’s to the Iron Bridge) attended a meeting with local authorities to discuss a recent deadline that will force them to move from the area by August 1st.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons!
July 27, 2017

The Veterinary Office of Chiang Mai Municipality has announced a warning against playing with, touching or feeding the pigeons around Tha Pae Gate, saying that they could potentially carry diseases.

Prepare for Very Heavy Rains
July 27, 2017

As Chiang Mai prepares herself to face the tropical storm Sonca this week, local authorities have set up 24 hours look-out points in 20 high risk areas including Si Ping Mueang, Rin Kham and the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre.

British Man Fined For Spray Painting Chiang Mai Railway Station
July 14, 2017

A British man was arrested by police after he was accused of illegally spraying graffiti onto a wall at the Chiang Mai Railway Station.

Threatened Cat Skin Smugglers Arrested in Chiang Mai
July 13, 2017

Police arrested two smugglers who were peddling illegal cat skins, such as the Asian golden cat and leopard, on social media in Chiang Mai. 

Chinese Temple Thief Caught After Breaking Leg in Fall
June 15, 2017

Wat Phra That Doi Kham in Mae Hia’s CCTV caught a Chinese man using a rope with sticky glue to steal banknotes from donation boxes.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons!
July 27, 2017

The Veterinary Office of Chiang Mai Municipality has announced a warning against playing with, touching or feeding the pigeons around Tha Pae Gate, saying that they could potentially carry diseases.

Chiang Mai Ram Raises Awareness of Dengue Fever
July 17, 2017

The Chiang Mai Municipality Office has collaborated with Chiang Mai Ram hospital to fight against dengue fever and raise awareness of the importance of dengue prevention in both the household and the community. 

Citizens Ask PM to Stop New Health Security Bill
July 6, 2017

Chiang Mai citizens are appealing to the Prime Minister to ask his assistance in stopping the new national health security amendments, specifically regarding the Universal Health Coverage Service, that will see middle-income citizens having to co-pay medical costs up to 50%. 

Migrant Worker Registration Centre Opened in Chiang Mai
July 25, 2017

The Chiang Mai Provincial Employment Office has opened a temporary migrant registration centre in compliance with the new executive decree on foreign workers which was enforced on June 23rd.

New Media Reform Bill to Give Gov Power to Read All Exchanges Through Social Media
July 4, 2017

A new social media reform bill has passed by the National Reform Steering Assembly on July 3, requiring all foreign-owned online media outlets to register with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Office so they can be regulated.

Northern Thai Health Security Network Protest New Health Security Bill
June 12, 2017

Members of the public and members of the Northern Thai Health Security Network stormed out of a meeting to discuss the recent amendments planned for the national health security act, claiming that the meeting with a farce and the act would deprive citizens of their rights to basic healthcare insurance.

Chiang Mai FAM TRIP
June 26, 2017

Chiang Mai Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports collaborated with the provincial office in Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Lamphun to give the media a chance to explore tourist attractions in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) area.

European Union Film Festival 2017 to present 13 highly-acclaimed films from Europe
May 30, 2017

The European Union Delegation in Thailand together with the embassies and cultural institutes of the European Union Member States and SF Corporation Public Co., Ltd. are pleased to present the European Union Film Festival 2017 with a wide range of highly acclaimed films from Europe. The selection of 13 quality films from 11 countries reflects European cultures and lifestyle that are diverse and unique, highlighting the very characteristic of the European Union and allows the local audience an interesting and fun opportunity to learn about these aspects.

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.

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!

Meena Rice Base Cuisine

Meena’s take on rice is unique and specific. With the restaurant itself surrounded with rice paddy fields and barns, it makes sense that they are keeping it simple but sophisticated with their locally inspired menu.

Di Bosco Coffee

The latest gem on the Samoeng Loop is Di Bosco Coffee Specialist, an incongruently sophisticated café in Pong Yang with all the gadgets and tools a hipster barista would be proud to – and does – show off.

Monsoon Tea

Apart from the high quality teas (of course) and the locally inspired food dishes found at several of its branches, Monsoon Tea is keen to promote their newest addition to their menu, the tea smoothie, and so are we…its lush! Although not technically a new place in town, their new drink deserves attention. From one blend to the next, they are all unique and different.


The latest addition to the Nimman based Korean barbeque restaurants it KOBQ, a legit Korean grill restaurant with beef, chicken and delicious pork served up on a circular infared grill and prepared by the staff at your table.

Matcha Green Tea Cafe

For any green tea lover, this is the place to be in Chiang Mai for matcha ice cream and other green tea favourites. Decorated in a classic Japanese Zen style, the gentle hues compliment every dish, from the classic matcha ice cream to iced green tea lattes and the ever popular matcha pannacotta.

Bombay Hut

This small artisan restaurant is perfect for a romantic date or a trip out with the more adventurous members of your friendship group.