Chiang Mai at Night …!
Before entering the subject, I would like to tell you a little about what is the city of Chiang Mai, which is sometimes known as Chiengmai and Chiangmai, is the largest and the most visited in the north of Thailand, being the capital of the province of the same name.
I will simplify you a little about this city, the historic center, which is a square area in the center surrounded by a wall and a moat, finding within these walls infinities of restaurants and temples. Every year, approximately five million tourists arrive, of which around two million are foreigners, and there in addition to a great architectural and historical offer, they have several options for the nights.
Although the nightlife in this city is not as busy as that of the capital Bangkok, if it is very fun and in addition to the typical and local sites, you can find several places where foreigners who live or visit visit there. One of the most important things to know to go out at night in this town, is that most of the bars, clubs and nightclubs close early that is to say at one in the morning, so it starts a bit earlier in it what we usually know.
The most visited places by foreign tourists arriving in Chiang Mai are in the historical center of the city, where there are several bars that are popular. Among them is the THC that is on a terrace and where tourists walk without shoes in an electronic music environment, but at a volume that allows for talks. There are also others like Spicy to go dancing and Zoe in Yellow that has live music.
In addition, in the city, you can go to the Bazaar in the evening hours to try the local food and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this part, and it has some places where you can go for a few drinks. You can also go to any of the bars that are on buses and offer very cheap options, as well as several sites that are on the banks of the river.
You cannot leave the city of Chiang Mai without spending a night at dinner and visiting the night market, popularly known as Night Bazaar, it is located in Chanklan Street, a central tourist area of Chiang mai and next to it, and there are many hotels.
It is one of the shopping places with a lot of security. It is a market frequented almost exclusively by tourists but also occasionally by foreign residents. It is a very good place if you look for the typical memories of a trip, suitcases or bags, imitation watches, and all kinds of crafts. The imitation clothing is becoming of lower quality because it comes from China and I do not think it deserves to be bought.
Open every day in the afternoon and lasts until 11 at night, is full of tourists and locals and with a lot of food stalls and shops where you buy lots of things, is near the old town and you should not miss it.
So far, this long list of things to see and do in Chiang Mai, so that you do not leave the city indifferently, surely you enjoy it a lot and want to repeat the experience someday.
If there’s a romantic party, really, this is Loy Krathong. During the full moon of the twelfth month of the Thai year, people buy small boats that navigate the river, handmade with banana leaves where they put incense, candles, flowers, fruit and even pieces of nails: this symbolizes leaving behind the worst part of oneself and starting a purer life again, this being a Thai belief. However, what is truly magical about this night is that practically every person sends his wishes to heaven through a rice paper lantern that he blows by lighting a candle inside.
Some favorite options that I suggest you visit in Chiang Mai at night would be the following:
- NORTHGATE JAZZ CO-OP:
This jazz bar is located in the northern part of the wall and is perfect for a beer while you listen to good music. Has live music every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday and completely full, so make sure you arrive on time so you can grab a table.
- THC ROOFTOP BAR:
Another highly recommended option is the Rooftop Bar, Leaving the wall through the east door and crossing the road you have this spectacular bar, which as the name suggests is a bar on the roof of a building. It has cushions to sit on the floor and the music depends on the DJ you have that day. Although it is a little expensive and somewhat touristy, it is very good to start the night and meet people before going to dance.
- ZOE IN YELLOW AND COMPANY:
It is the party zone par excellence for young tourists. It is an area with several bars among which Zoe in Yellow stands out, a discotheque half outdoors (it has ceiling but not walls) in which they dance music. Personally, I prefer Babylon, a reggae bar with a great atmosphere and live music. All local close around 3 a.m.
- NIMMAN DISCOS:
Nimmanhaemin (better known simply as Nimman) is the posh Thai neighborhood and the area where all the nightclubs are located: Warm Up, Monkey Club and Infinity. The atmosphere is mostly Thai, although you can also see a foreigner from time to time, and the premises close around 4a.m. A tuk-tuk from the old part to there goes for a few euros.
If after all the above you still want to party, Spicy is the after par excellence. It is a very peculiar place and a true adventure because inside you can find all kinds of people, most of them in advanced stages of intoxication. Even so, it is worth visiting at least one day.
Maybe you’re not so much out at night and prefer to take some wine and dance salsa. If that is your case, do not worry: Chiang Mai also covers your needs. So dear friend, let no one tell you that living in Chiang Mai is boring. Since there is a very active nightlife 7 days a week and if you like any type of environment regardless, you will find it here.Tags: arriving in Chiang Mai, Chanklan Street, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai at Night, Chiangmai, Chiengmai, city of Chiang Mai, living in Chiang Mai, Loy Krathong, NIMMAN DISCOS, north of Thailand, NORTHGATE JAZZ CO-OP, SALSA, SPICY, THC ROOFTOP BAR, the city of Chiang Mai, ZOE IN YELLOW AND COMPANY