Area Focus - 5 Cool Places to Visit Around Charoen Prathet / Sridonchai Road Neighbourhood

Fri, 11 October 2019 | Viewed: 822 times

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A cosy Jazz bar, chic riverside cafes, Chiang Mai’s oldest Chinese restaurant, a specialty Japanese tea house and garden to a French cafe. They are all here is this quietly hip and rather international neighbourhood that’s around the Ping River and the Night Bazaar area. 

Let’s take a look. 

1. Magakoro Tea House

Japanese Tea House



































You’ll feel like you’re transported to Japan. Lovely specialty Japanese teahouse in lovely setting with a Japanese garden. They have a variety of teas and desserts to try. You can sit outside to enjoy the peaceful garden or sit inside in air-conditioning. 

Opens daily from 10am-6pm

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2. Nakara Jardin Bistro and Salon de The Restaurant


Nakara Jardin 


This is a really beautiful tea house / restaurant with a lovely garden by the Ping River. The setting is simply so lovely and peaceful and wonderful place to enjoy the cakes, pastry and other dishes by Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. My favourite spot is to sit by the weeping willow and watch the boats go by. 

Opens daily 11am-7pm

Closed on Wednesdays

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3. Moment’s Notice Jazz Bar

A cosy place to chill and relax while listing to fantastic live music with an interest mix of crowd ranging from expats to local students. They have good food and good music.

Opens everyday (except Mondays) from 6pm till midnight.

Acoustic sets from 7:30pm and live band from 9:30pm till late.

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4. Jia Tong Heng - Chiang Mai’s Oldest Chinese Restaurant

This is the original branch of this famous Chinese restaurant that’s been open for 63 years!  Good food and reasonable prices is what brings people back. Try the Peking duck, Drunken chicken, Hong Kong Crispy Pork and stir fried vegetables. 

Opens daily: 10am-10pm

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5. L’Opera French Bakery

Wonderful bakery with beautiful croissants, pastries and freshly baked breads. It’s also a great place for breakfast and lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea. It’s a very easy place to find - look out for the bright yellow building near Anantara Hotel at the end of Sridonchai Road. 

Opens daily: 7am - 8pm

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Are you interested in living in this area? Check out these wonderful properties. 


For Sale: 


House For Sale Chiang Mai City

This is a fantastic minimalist style townhouse walking distance to the Night Bazaar and the Ping River and is just across the road from Nakara Jardin and only about 5-10 min walking distance to the places mentioned above. This property is located at the end of a private soi and is ideal if you'd like to live in a peaceful place yet still a short stroll to cafes, tea houses and restaurants. 
For Rent:
Condo For Rent Charoenprathet Road

If you prefer to live in a condo in this area, Doi Ping Mansion is a great choice. This older building has excellent management and has a small pool as well as laundry facilities. This particular unit is beautifully furnished to a high standard and has a balcony with mosquito screens and overlooks the lovely temple across the road.