Loi Kroh road is the main bar area. It is still very welcoming though and there are many great massage salons to choose from. Relax with a street-side foot massage and watch the world go by for an hour or so. Among the bars you will find some of the best international restaurants. Chez Marco serves a French based menu. Vegans will enjoy Vegan Heaven. For genuine Thai boxing visit the Loi Kroh Boxing stadium. This is certainly aimed at the tourists but the bouts are definitely live and the fighters mean business.
Lately there has been a growth of tattoo parlours on the road including Mana Bamboo Tattoo and Naga Tattoo.
Further on you will come to the night bazaar area. If you are wondering where to go in Chiang Mai in the evening you should give the night bazaar a go.
Changklan Road Night Bazaar
In fact the night bazaar sets up mid-afternoon. The stalls are crammed together selling mainly touristy items. It is very busy with just as many sightseers as shoppers.
Past the Dusit Princess hotel you will come across the Anusarn Market area. You will find more stalls selling arts and crafts. Amongst them are a series of excellent seafood restaurants, O’Malleys Irish bar and the glamorous Chiang Mai Cabaret. This is a completely over the top ladyboy show.
In this area you will also find Pantip Plaza for all your computer needs.
As you reach the end of the night bazaar area you will find yourself down by the river