Citylife Garden Fair 2017

Citylife’s annual charity fair will be moved to a fabulous new location on Nimmanhaemin Road. With space, we will have more stalls, more food, more drinks, more performances and activities and raise MORE for charity.

***Please contact [email protected] to book a booth or for more information***

Book your stall now! Suggest a charity for our donations (last year we raised over 400,000 for three charities). And donate deep! We are asking you to donate anything we can use in our auction or tombola, all proceeds will go to charity. This will be a fun and fantastic day out and we can’t wait to see you all again.

Facebook: Citylife Garden Fair 2017 (CMU Art Museum)

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Search for Places in Chiang Mai!

Panumart Tattoo Chiang Mai

Panumart Tattoo maybe a bit out of the city centre, but the journey is worth it.

Crepe Corner

This little crepe shop is alluring for anyone who loves good crepes and healthy ingredients. With no artificial colouring, Crepe Corner does it properly, with real butter (no margarine please!) and a range of flavoured crepes from chocolate, vanilla milk and 100% real charcoal. The sleeve it’s served in is food grade quality ensuring that no ink or chemicals will transfer onto your crepe and even if it does, its soy ink!


Given the popularity of activity cafes in Chiang Mai of late, we welcome the newest one to our ranks – Blockland, Chiang Mai’s (and possibly Thailand’s) first and only Lego Café. With over 300 Lego sets to play with, this café is ready for you to get creative, following plans or making it up as you go along. Any Lego fan will know that these little blocks are quite expensive so having thousands of them at your fingertips for just 140 baht an hour is a perfect trade-off. From Minecraft to Star Wars, the sets are endless and the fun is sure to be endless too, for all the family.

Beyond Nail Spa & Café

Pamper and sweeten yourself in this peachy pink nail spa themed after Hello Kitty and the Sanrio characters. For those who love pretty pinks and cutesy characters this is the place to go for a manicure or pedicure. Sink into an electric massage chair while having your nails worked on by professional nail staff, with a range of types to choose from such as plain colours, fancy designs, gel work or even, if you must, hello kitty stencils.

S.A.M. (Seriously Addictive Maths)

SAM stands for ‘seriously addictive mathematics’. This multi-disciplinary, holistic Singapore Mathematics school, promises to help children learn fast and improve their skills. The course is designed to increase knowledge and help them get more involved with mathematics. Founded by the P&S Education Solutions Co. Ltd., this new school helps kids from kindergarten to upper primary levels improve their maths skills.

Crepes Chiang Mai

Proper French style crepes which are both original and authentic are served with both traditional as well as creative fillings. These thin, light and tender crepes come with savoury and sweet fillings in this warm and welcoming café set in Cool Guest House. Each crepe has a unique mixture of flour, depending on and complementing its filling.