Take-away brothels in Chiang Mai

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Besides the more obvious and bigger establishments such as soapy massage parlours, bars and karaokes, Chiang Mai also houses a few more hidden local brothels. In pre-covid times, there were about 5-10 of them. After covid wiped out half of them, there are less than a handful left but they are still worth frequenting if you like to have cheap and quick sex with Thai and Burmese girls. Besides that, you can simply consider it a cultural experience that most tourists in Chiang Mai certainly are unaware of.

What sets these local brothels apart from their bigger brothers (soapy massage parlours in particular), is the atmosphere, the down-to-earth approach and the prices. This is where the local blue collar workers go, when they have a few hundred baht cash spare, they can't afford to burn a few thousand in the more expensive places. Does that mean the quality of the girls is less? No, sometimes you can find super hot and super cute girls in the local brothels that far outshine their peers in the large soapy massage parlours. And you can fuck them at a fraction of the price!

These local brothels are also called take-away brothels because you don't do the deed there but you take the girl to a nearby love hotel or rather there is a scooter boy who will bring you there together with the girl if you don't mind to hop on at the back of his scooter.
The standard price in the local brothels is about THB 500-600 for half an hour. That would include the nearby love hotel but if you find the rooms too run-down, you can choose your a better love hotel nearby at your own costs (typically 160-180 / hr).

So the mindset and stamina of the girl is used to half an hour work and change to another customer, that's something you gotto keep in mind. If you like to have longer sessions of let's say an hour, you can book the girl for longer but not sure if she starts moaning when it takes too long.

Take-away brothels in Chiang Mai generally operate more in a realm of illegality and darkness than their bigger brothers, the soapies, do. This is not because their bigger peers are completely legal and the local brothels are illegal, no, both are illegal because they facilitae selling sex for money, which officially is illegal in Thailand. However, some take-away brothels are probably 'a bit more illegal' than their bigger brothers because they (partly) employ illegal labour (sex workers from Burma and girls without a work permit) and because they don't have any special license of operation.

Pre-covid: one of the best take-away brothels in town officially sold nothing but boiled rice (รุ่งฟ้า ร้านข้าวต้ม)

It's not something you need to be concerned about too much, but if you go there, it's good to know what spheres you're engaging in. There's probably not much forced sexual labour in Chiang Mai, as appears to be the case along the Thai-Cambodian border, and you don't need to expect a B-movie scene where police is raiding your (love) hotel.

However, because of the obscure nature of their business (ธุรกิจมืด), generally take-away brothels are operating more covert and are harder to find than 'official businesses'. Some don't even have a proper name and they certainly don't advertise. They are far less stable, keep changing locations, changing owner, closing down - probably because they didn't pay enough to law enforcers - and then suddenly they re-appear again.

If you want to go to a take-away brothel, you need some more guts and Thai language proficiency to get a (good) deal. Some businesses may reject you rightaway seeing that you are a foreigner, others charge more, and some girls may refuse to go with you perhaps fearing the size of your instrument. That won't happen often with the standard bar girls on Loikroh, are often fluent in (foul) language and well-accustomed to farang size.

Another factor you may want to consider is that girls in take-away brothels aren't (as often) medically checked as in their colleagues in the regular places, so there can be more risks with sex. They are often (very) young girls from Myanmar or the mountains, brought in by the bar and due to serve the customer without any further training other than 'training on the job'. Some don't even know how to put on a condom or want you to put on two (!), so don't expect very high 'professional standards'.
In some places you can sense they aren't as free as their Thai colleagues (in the more official businesses) although there's probably not much forced sexual labour in Chiang Mai.

Very local brothel, in the daytime looks like nothing,
in the night time buzzling with activity with girls on offer from THB 400

Now what do you need to go there? First of all, a good route description, secondly some more guts, and finally some Thai proficiency, or an introduction. (Some guys bring their own condom because the stuff the girls provide is not of the right size.)

The standard procedure for most of these places is, you go in and pick a girl, the pimp brings you and the girl on a scooter to the love hotel and you've got either standard half an hour or an hour to get it done. Some places have rooms at the back or a fixed deal with a nearby love hotel that's included in the price. It could be worthwhile to pick your own love hotel, because not all of them are very clean or new.

Typical prices range from THB 400-600 for half an hour to THB 1,300 for an hour, including or excluding the room which could cost around THB 80-140 for an hour. Some girls expect a tip otherwise they won't give you a good service next time.

Most of the take-away brothels are located in Santitam - What in broad daylight looks like a dull street with some metal businesses and a Thai BBQ (mukaataa), turns into a mongers' Walhalla every night, that is: if you like it very basic. Pimps are riding in and out to bring the girls to and fro a nearby love hotel, like bees flying in and out of a nest.

These are the most stable places, other places may pop up or disappear, we'll update it here.

A quiet street in daytime, but buzzing with scooters and girls in the night
A quiet street in daytime, in the nighttime buzzling with scooters and girls


The first time, it may take a bit of guts to go in

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Kandi Posted on May 14, 2024 at 06:21:19
Clearly explained with full of information.
Tim Posted on January 14, 2024 at 14:43:24
Do two sexy young things wanna have some fun tonight?
Harsha Posted on July 26, 2023 at 04:50:30
Where in nimman road
Brewster Posted on May 10, 2020 at 20:12:54
Too bad about the Spotlight in Chiangmai.
It was great when last owner had it. It’s a rip off now. Chic, did not know what’s what.
Total waste of money and she tore my skin rubbing me with out lubrications. Took 3 days to heal. 25 year old not experienced
Obviously. I complained and the new owner doesn’t seem to care. As I’ve taken home 40 girls from the last Spotlight and 39 were good. I expected too much , I expected consistency. Too bad for the Spotlight
Muxiang Posted on August 08, 2019 at 16:08:47
who know the excat location
Davide Posted on December 27, 2018 at 06:53:05
I walked by the places across from the street. What’s the procedure there? Just walk in or do you have to talk to the Thai guy outside first
Jamie Posted on December 19, 2018 at 06:55:21
In Thailand and want to know more info on girls, bars and brothels.
Georges Posted on December 11, 2018 at 02:36:44
@James: With the girls, it's hit and miss. Some girls are totally not interested in doing their job, others can give you a massage first and then do a sexy dance on top of you before shagging you. It all depends who you choose, a bit of luck, and how you develop your relationship with them.
But with the love hotel, you simply went to the wrong one (Faprani). It's the cheapest one nearby the brothel, but there are nice ones not far away that you should tell the pimp to bring you to.
I was an Insider on this site and I found the good one and I had a good girl in a good room
James Posted on December 10, 2018 at 19:41:51
I went to one of these brothels about 5 years ago, can`t remember exactly where is was now.
2 girls on offer about 600 baht back then.
I chose a girl and was taken to a half constructed high rise block and to a room on the third floor.
First thing that hit me was the stacks of used condoms spread over the floor.
Girl told me to lie on the bed. She laid next to me totally expressionless.
Then I was overpowered by the smell of cats piss on the bed, it was rancid.
She only took off her underwear, dress still on. No touching, no kissing, no nothing. She wouldn`t even look at me.
After almost 5 minutes enduring the strong stench of cats piss I was at the point of throwing up. That`s was it for me. Couldn`t even raise it to have sex with the girl. So I paid the money, got dressed and walked out.
When I arrived home I could smell the odour of cats piss on my body and clothes. Took 3 showers to get rid of the stench.
That was the first and last time I ever visited one of those brothels and have no intentions of ever going back.
Fan007 Posted on December 05, 2018 at 15:59:17
I've been in a Santitam Br. at 8pm. Around 15 young Girls , nice to petty waiting in row.
Outside the mamasan discussed the price B 850/ half hour . (for Thais probably cheeper ) . I took a really cute little girl ,21y, and we reached the LH- room by bike. She refused kissing and touching , for B300 touching tits allowed. Overall she seemed not to like her job at all . Better speak Thai or choose anther place