Nimmanhaemin Road Place guide

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Nimmanhaemin Road

The hippy and trendy area for fine dining and relaxing

About

Nimmanheimin Road on the city’s west side near Chiang Mai University is home to buzzing restaurants as well as pubs and clubs with both local and international themes. 

History: During the mid-80’s, Nimmanhaemin Road transformed into a hip and trendy street where sois (alleys) sprouted alongside other pubs and clubs. Neon lights began to illuminate the streets as the zone turned into a happening spot for nightlife and leisure. This encouraged the development of more hotels, guesthouses, and some of the hottest establishments in the area because of its proximity to the university.

Eat: There are a lot of dining options here, including excellent restaurants that feature both local and international cuisine. The most popular nightlife venues include: 

Nightlife: The clubs, in particular, offer wide dance floors (especially compared to Ping Riversideand Old City), popular DJs, live entertainment, and upbeat music. Getting to the best nightlife areas on Nimmanhaemin Road, however, is a long process because of the expected heavy traffic where the three lanes merge into one traffic light. 

Get there: From the Chiang Mai City Center, you can easily take a taxi or ride-sharing service to get here. You can also choose to take a tuk-tuk directly to Nimmanhaemin Road or Chiang Mai University.

Opening hours: Pubs and clubs in Nimmanhaemin open as early as 6:00pm and close at around midnight, as amended by the Interior Minister’s Nightlife Establishments Hours of Operation. It’s still possible to find a few establishments that are open past this hour, but it will require a little effort if you want to enjoy more late night partying. You might also want to budget your time traveling to Nimmanheimin Road due to the normally heavy traffic that surrounds the area. It’s best to start an hour ahead of your designated meeting time to account for the traffic.

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