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    Chiang Mai womens' Prison

    well, they have taken all the prisoners away to the country, to the mens' prison in Mae Rim (the men have been moved to a new facility) and now the old buildings are throbbing with life and schoolkids

    there used to be over 2300 inmates squashed in

    I think there is a big Royal or minister coming too, to open the new venture, as roads are closed and police everywhere

    but nobody is sure what the plan for the place is

    anyone know?

    Prisoners on the Move in Chiang Mai
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    Pics please.

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    ^ I cycled past it today and thought about it

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    Sorry I thought this was another build thread

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    ^No shortage of renters...

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    ^ hilarious

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    According to the BKK Post its going to be a religious park.

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    Never saw a bit of this driving down Narawat Bridge Road or Toon Hotel Rd today. Traffic is lighter in fact as it's Sunday.

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    Is this the same women's prison where you could go for massage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    According to the BKK Post its going to be a religious park.
    Religious park?
    What might this be?

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    No idea about any of this (first I've heard of it) but I expect that means that excellent little restaurant just opposite will be closed as well since it was staffed by day-release prisoners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    “There have been many protests from people who are concerned about the ancient remains under the prison,” said Niwat, referring to the ancient remains of Kum Wiang Kaew, the ex-Lanna King’s Palace, under the prison."

    Interesting.












    Inside Chaing Mai Women's Prison

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    thanks, saved me a little trouble

    but there was no pic of the big cells with the sleeping platforms, the only thing I found interesting

    must take one before they get demolished

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    Didn't realise anyone can just wander in for a nose around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    Is this the same women's prison where you could go for massage?
    Bladdy hell, dont think I'd fancy getting a rub down by Thailand's version of the Boston Strangler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    Didn't realise anyone can just wander in for a nose around.
    at the moment, yes

    and thanks for that extra pic

    they must have had about 30+ up top, and another 30 or more below; there is a separate cell at the end for some reason, altough it shares the facilities

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    ^^ Chiang Mai Women

    I've been and it was really good.

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    ^How long were you in for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    ^How long were you in for?

    A short time.

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    Just popped in again for a nose around and a pic

    one of the cells, just a great big room, all concrete



    one of the sleeping cells, they must have crammed over 200 in at night




    and the washing and toilet facilities



    this was almost an art installation, I wish they would save it

    the row of personal lockers




    each one has a different feel and pics from magazines; some were just lined with plain white paper



    another




    another



    quite amazing and also sad

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    How interesting, thanks for the pics Doc.

    They should keep part of it as a museum.

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    I talked to one of the guys sitting around pretending to be a guard today

    looks like they are going to demolish the whole shaboodle and build a mock up of the palace that used to be there, in the old days

    a new tourist must-see

    a ridiculous idea but I am sure the Chinese groups will love it

    If I had somewhere to put those lockers, I could make a great tourist site, and it is all original art

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    Wonder if they demolished the solitary confinement cells first.


    Or perhaps those lockers are them.

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    very interesting photos doc

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