Nimmanhaemin, Chiang Mai’s New China Town
Citylife’s young interns from Mae Jo and Chiang Mai Universities set out to explore Nimmanhaemin Road this week to show how it has changed since the influx of Chinese tourists over the past few years. Business is booming and signs of (and for) Chinese tourists everywhere.
Coconut Hero posing in front of this very popular shop selling all things coconut, soi 13.
The young and trendies posing on every street corner.
Some days queues in front of Mango Tango, which sells all things mango on soi 13, numbers forty or fifty tourists waiting in line for the shop to open.
The Mango Man mascot seems to be very popular.
Wrong way, miss. When residents are still confused about the one way traffic, no wonder tourists are too!
Chinese signs are bigger than Thai and English now!
Chinese kiosk selling all sorts of seaweeds, a popular gifts shop.
Shopping time, we are not even sure what this shop is.
Colour attracts. These bags are apparently flying off the shelves.
Tired? Have a massage, this spa is so full with mostly Chinese tourists you need to book in advance.
2 in 1 shop, where there was once a pharmacy, they now sell souvenirs too.
Many new business opened up recently aimed solely at the Chinese tourists.
Chinese tattoo! No idea what it says, but the tourists know!