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Local Attractions

Chiang Mai Prison Visits

Chiang Mai Prison visits are possible for anyone who wishes to help relieve a prisoner of the boredom of his or her day or just to visit a friend or loved one inside. 

You can visit either a Thai or foreign prisoners assuming of course you can speak their language.  You are required to turn up at the correctional institution with a proper ID.

Each visit will be a duration of 10 - 15 minutes. Books, magazines, food and monetary donations are always appreciated and must be given to the guards before entering. 

At the ladies prison it offers food outside, that can be purchased, that will be given to any friends or family you may have inside or as an anonymous gift to some of the people that have no relative come to visit. Or you may bring their favorite dish and it will be checked and given.

Woman's prison visiting times are on Mondays through to Fridays between 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The woman's prison is inside the old moat, near Wat Phra Singh just behind the City Arts and Cultural Museum or behind the marriage registrar office, for those that may see the humour in that.

 

If you desire a Thai massage it is a great place for a Thai massage it is a service offered to soon to be released inmates as part of a skill training program, as well as teaching them a sell-able skill, it also helps them earn some money to get them a solid footing when they are released.  See Chiang Mai prison Thai massage article

 

Men's prison visiting times are on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch break between 12 a.m. - 1 p.m.) it is located on the Chiang Mai - Mae Rim Road, across from the Provincial hall basically.

Lamphang

lamphun-wat phra that hariphunchai-01     
       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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