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Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution

Address: 100 Rachvithi Rd.( No Longer at This Address), Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone Number: 053-21-0824
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Ranked #90 of 342 Activities in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Spas & Wellness, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Spas & Wellness, Sights & Landmarks

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Not only it's a great idea teaching new skills to inmates but it was also the best massage I got during the trip in Thailand. The women were professional and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Get there early as it's first come, first serve.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution puts our prison system to shame. The inmates, many of whom were used as drug mules and/or prostitutes, are lifted out of illiteracy, and taught marketable skills while incarcerated so that when they leave, they are employable. The prison itself has moved, but one of its training programs remains on site and that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I found the garden at the restaurant a peaceful retreat in the busy city. It is also located right next to three important cultural and history museums in Chang Mai. The food was excellent and fresh and the girl serving the table table was so pleasant and thoughtful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

One of the challenges in traveling is how to experience the local culture and still leave the community better. The women's prison massage is one of those rare win-win-win scenarios. I have a longer writeup over here, http://blog.inkandfeet.com/My-Massage-In-A-Thai-Prison but here's the bottom lines: - Very skilled, great massage therapists. - Very affordable - Your money goes towards rehabilitation and improving... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had the full body Thai massage and it was the best I experienced in South East Asia. The woman always made sure I was comfortable and did a great job. I felt utterly refreshed afterwards. The setting itself was very relaxing and had a great ambiance. And it was very reasonably priced especially for the quality of service. Its... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went here 2 days in a row. It is a first come first serve basis so get there early to reserve a spot. This was my first Thai massage experience and it was wonderful. I also had an hour long foot massage and it was amazing. The women here are nice and friendly and make you feel relaxed and... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I had three Thai massages during my three weeks in Thailand, and this was the best. The women who work there are learning the vocation as part of their prison release conditions, so you are also contributing to their professional development. Although staff English ability is no better than anywhere else in Thailand, at no time did I feel awkward... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Nice in concept, but inconsistent in hours. When we arrived today, they were not available for a foot massage today at 16:00. Given that massages are a dime a dozen in Thailand, we went for one at the Wat down the road. Maybe next time!

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of the best Thai massages I have experienced in Thailand. Highly recommended providing that you will see the same masseuse I have been to.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was the best massage that I received in Chiang Mai. My masseuse was skilled, smiling, polite, and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Lockers kept my expensive camera equipment safe. Highly recommended!

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