Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution, Chiang Mai

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Take a pleasantly surprising trip to Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution, where female inmates within six months of their release offer massages as part of a job-training rehabilitation program. Many visitors proclaim these massages the best in Thailand, and you can expect a wait time for the service unless you arrive early. Check out the cafe next door, where the program also teaches baking. Be sure to bring your passport. Donations are accepted for food and clothing for the inmates. Make Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution a centerpiece of your Chiang Mai vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chiang Mai day trip planning tool .
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  • I visited for a foot massage and stayed for some delicious khao soi lunch. I don't know more about the inmates or their experience, but my limited perspective and experience was positive.  more »
  • It was the first massage place that we visited in Thailand and far is still the best. The atmosphere is very quiet and the very helpful masseuses.
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  • It's so inspiring going to places that are actually making a difference for others. I had lunch here and it was wonderful, they were busy the whole time I was there. Was going to get a massage but unf...  more »

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