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safety in chiang mai bars

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hi guys

i just registered today but ive been reading the forum for the past week im going to thailand for my first time in january for 4 weeks ive read some disturbing reports on various sites about farlangs being savagely beaten in zoe in yellow. most claiming it was no fault of there's does zoe in yellow deserve the bad press and is there other bar to avoid?

 

i certainly wont be going into zoe in yellow after reading up on it    

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The trashpackers have been successful at transforming about 1/4 of the most area into Koa San Road, and making it resemble anything but the rest of Thailand.  I doubt the people mixing the bucket drinks even know what is in them.  I walked by there one night after cloising, and expected to see a party that had spilled onto the streets as reported.  Hardly...just a group's of 8 farang guys without a girl or a clue.  Thug, roidhead bouncers often comp!iment roidhead amateur bucket drinkers.  "F."

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Don't get put off and  certainly don't worry too much about hyped, exaggerated reports. There are many other bars to try in and around Chiang Mai old town and around the moat, with live music etc. Come to Thailand, relax and have a good time.

 

Regards,

 

Joe

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If you`re coming to Chiang Mai just for the bars, then I would say don`t bother. The scene is much better in Bangkok and Pattaya.

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27 minutes ago, Shoeless Joe said:

Don't get put off and  certainly don't worry too much about hyped, exaggerated reports. There are many other bars to try in and around Chiang Mai old town and around the moat, with live music etc. Come to Thailand, relax and have a good time.

 

Regards,

 

Joe

cheers joe

am i right to avoid zoe? do these assults happen in other bars?

im not going to let it ruin my holiday but ill be more aware an avoid bars around the red light area

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Just now, cyberfarang said:

If you`re coming to Chiang Mai just for the bars, then I would say don`t bother. The scene is much better in Bangkok and Pattaya.

im coming for day time excursions, treks, animal sanctuarys and cooking classes but would also like to have a few beers at night time (not gogo bars, regular bars )

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1 minute ago, montypython said:

im coming for day time excursions, treks, animal sanctuarys and cooking classes but would also like to have a few beers at night time (not gogo bars, regular bars )

Chiang Mai is dead during the late hours.

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A troll post has been removed along with a reply.  

 

Please stay on the topic.   If you do not wish to be helpful, move on to another thread.  

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There are disturbing reports of farangs being savagely beaten in many locations in Thailand, if that bothers you, you best not come.  You have too little information if you think Zoe is in a red light district, it is not.

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Yes not great nighclubbing in Chiang Mai from what I can see, just a couple of places with some slobby backpackers. Plenty of cool bars though where you can relax and shoot some pool with your friends for example

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Bars in CM are perfectly safe to enjoy and red light area does not equal problem area. Zoe in Yellow area is not really red light but full of drunk backpackers. Loi Kroh, Moon Muang Sois, Night Bazaar area just relax and enjoy.

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As previously stated Zoe Yellow attracts the younger backpacker crowd with loud music being played from various bars-I didn't find it intimidating just a little boring.As others have suggested if you're looking for a lively night out with a greater variety then I would suggest Bangkok or Pattaya.


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Tip: if you're going to drink in bars, pay for you drinks as you get them, do not run a tab (or bin as it's called here) that way there can be no misunderstanding about who has to pay how much and when, the most common cause of problems in Thai bars. If you do that, plus stay civil and keep your hands off others people's girlfriends you'll get along just fine - and if a bouncer should punch you, smile and say thank you then walk away..

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And if want be real safe....stay away from kareoke joints.  They are possibly the worst place for rip offs and subsequent beatings.

 

I've never seen any beatings at Zoe Yellow but do recall some nasty violence at Spicys. But Spicy seems to be off the radar these days.... maybe it's closed down?

 

And with the OP having a pseudonym of Montypython perhaps the safest quote/suggestion is from Brians mother:

 

  He's not coming out, he's been a very naughty boy.

 

But that aside Chiang Mai is reasonably safe and quiet with a lot of smaller bars around the place.

 

Just don't get drunk and act like an idiot around young Thais. The don't fight fair and have a pack mentality when meting out 'their' form of punishment... some might say they are young punks but then it's wise not to get caught up in that situation from the start.

 

I believe Chiang Mai to be safer than Pattaya in regards night life, but then CM is also a lot less busy.

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