Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brand New 3 Bed House for Sale in a Quiet Area of Chiang Rai Town

I am posting this to help out a friend of mine who has a brand new house for sale about 4 km from the centre of Chiang Rai town. I know the area where it is and can confirm it is in a quiet rural area. It is easy to walk to a couple of Thai restaurants and a few small local shops, pharmacy and salons. My friend also has a farang outdoor bar / restaurant a 10 minute walk from the house.

It is on the market at 2.7 million Baht. For more details got to Kwangs Properties

Monday, June 18, 2018

Beer Bars and Massage in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is nothing like Bangkok.

In fact when it comes to nightlife you will not find anything similar to Nana Plaza or Soi Cowboy. What beer bars you will find are similar to the older bars on Sukhumvit 22 in Bangkok.

These bars are mainly in Jetyod Road in the town centre. But don't expect them to be heaving with customers and girls. They are generally quiet but some get busy late in the evening. A couple of old bars that have been there decades are open in the afternoon but most open at about 5pm.

As for available girls the quality varies. All the girls I have seen were over 30 years old, and some looked it 😃. There are lady boys on occasion but they probably number less than 5.

(Apparently, there was a go go bar just off of Jetyod Road a few years ago but that was shut down for reasons unknown to me).

I am told that there are a few short time hotels nearby, costing some 300 - 400 Baht. Bar fine seems to range from 300 - 500 Baht, short time is negotiable. The cheapest short time I have heard about is 500 Baht.  But of course they will want more at first - up to you to negotiate. Long time ranges from 1000 Baht up according to the size of your..........

Smile Bar


Not all the bars in Jetyod Road have girls who are available, but you will soon know which ones are which.  I will not mention bar names here but leave it up to you to find out by going there! They need all the custom they can get.

I will name one bar though, it is just off the main Jetyod Road. Its called Hangover Bar and it is the regular haunt of many of the ex pats in Chiang Rai. It is NOT a girlie bar. As well as being a bar it is the meeting place of a motorcycle club, not to be confused with anything sinister!

When it comes to massage there are many places to choose from either in Jetyod Road or sois off it. One soi in particular has so many massage shops in it I lost count when I was last there. This soi is nicknamed Soi Massage. Everything you would want (no soapies) is available there if you see what I mean. It is obvious to the trained eye which shops do what sort of massage. Prices for a 1 hour oil massage range from 300 - 400 Baht. Additional purchases are from 500 Baht up depending on what you want to buy. As with the bars, the girls will ask for more - negotiate.

Don't forget. if you just pay what they want, and it can be 5 times higher than what they would accept, you are raising the girls expectations. You might be able to pay, but the next guy probably cannot and the girl might price him out of the market. Not good for him.

Chiang Rai has a lot to offer the normal tourist but if you are thinking of going there for a couple of days just for bar action, you will be disappointed.