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Please share your experience of living in the Nong Han area of San Sai

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I am about to rent a house in that area and am particularly interested in your experience of traffic driving into town, restaurants and cafes you liked, where you do shopping, schools, and any other likes or dislikes.

 

The area I mean is on the border of San Sai, past Maejo university. Speaking of which would also like to hear from people who use the facilities of Maejo Uni, what you like and can do in Maejo University.

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OP, it would help if you would give more details about yourself and the sort of lifestyle you like. 

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Some personal details would help us reply.   For example, the traffic on Hwy 1001 into town during rush hour can make it a 1/2 hour trip from Mae Jo to the 121 intersection.  Traffic is heavy both ways.   Do you have to go into town to work 5 or 6 days a week?   I am glad I do not have to.

 

Do you have a car or motorcycle?   Do you want to reply on baht buses to get into town?   I would say you have to have a car.

 

While there are a couple of restaurants/clubs along 1001, going to one of them means having to make U-Turns to get there or leave.   For example there is a pizza place I like about 1/2 km from my house on the west side of 1001 but I have to drive another kilometer plus to make a U-Turn when I leave and then drive 2+ km south to make another U-Turn and drive back north 2 km to get home.   I just don't go there unless someone else drives.

 

We do not know of anything around Mae Jo that interests us in the way of restaurants, shopping, etc.  We never go there, we only go down to Rim Ping Plaza or into town.

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Stillhereandlovinit, thanks for the invite, I'll be sure to look for you. I'm not that guy, but still good to know hospitable people live in that part of Chiang Mai.

 

Noise, no, I don't have to travel into town for work every day. I may have to get my kids driven by a driver to a school half an hour away in town, at 7.30 am and have them picked up at 3.30 pm. I will have a car, probably a moped as well. I won't need replies on buses.

 

I will want to go to Central Festival regularly. 

 

I gather Meechok, Tesco Lotus will be regular places to go to. There do seem to be a number of restaurants on google maps, but yes the u-turn thing is an annoyance.

 

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Wouldn't Makro in Mae Rim be easier food shopping than Tesco at MeeChok? Of course, across the street from Tesco both Tops and Rimping supermarkets offer more western foods. 

Anyway, will tell you that the swimming pool at MaeJo university is the best i have found in this area. Clean, usually few swimmers, 50 baht per all day, large Olympic size, and unlike all the others, totally covered by overhead roof, but open air.  Love to go there and put in my kilometer of butterflies.

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7 hours ago, Logosone said:

Okay, just been to Tesco Lotus, it's pretty bad. Should have moved next door to L'Opera for the baguette

The Tesco Lotus you refer to is the basic one, not the bigger version. Useless for all but very basics. As others have noted you do have Rimping and Tops at that intersection but if you keep heading <10 minutes into town there's a big Tesco Lotus in Kamthieng off the Superhighway. Given your interest in Central Festival there's also a Big C Extra on the Superhighway just past Central Festival heading south. Personal opinion but I find Big C Extra better for cost and variety including farang food. 

Is it a slight pain to travel - sure, I live in San Sai but off the 118 towards Doi Saket. In non-peak it takes me <20 minutes to drive to the Tesco Lotus on the Superhighway, less again to the Big C Extra.

 

It's not that much further versus living in town and trying to get to either with traffic I should add. I spent a few years spitting distance to L'Opera (agree with you 100% on the baugettes) but it's different out in the sticks versus necessarily that much longer time wise depending on the time of day. 

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