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    Exploring an abandoned mansion in Chiang Mai

    Rumour has it back in the Taksin days a drug lord from up in Chiang Rai began building this mansion in Chiang Mai. Only to vanish from the earth ..


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    Did you go there in a van with a few friends and a rather large dog, by any chance?

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    ^ Would have been safer than going alone! He didn’t worry at all about running into some derelict Somchais camping out in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ Would have been safer than going alone! He didnít worry at all about running into some derelict Somchais camping out in there.
    It seems, dear Ms. Kitt, that after so many publicising about Thai life you haven't learned much about the real Thai life.
    If running into some - surely not "derelict Somchais" (if you meant Thai people?) - but rather into some "derelict falangs".

    Thai people would not reside in such abandoned object, even not for a short snack, being afraid of some residing ghosts...

    That fact had helped to me and my wife some time ago to buy quite cheaply similar 10 years abandoned house that nobody wanted to buy. Although not such a large mansion of a drug lord, but a fair house built allegedly by a big policeman for his mia noi until his mia luang did not discover it.

    Thai people will just help themselves with anything what is possible to remove but afterwards will hurry up away...

    In my case not much different looking inside as shown in the video above, even the window frames taken:

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    So, it was a good decision, a love at first sight with that place, reconstructed as D-I-Y within 3 months...

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    So, I would recommend to the one who is browsing around the mansion above, to buy it, he will get it for a kiss from the bank and - if not afraid of ghosts - can re-build it, getting really grandiose dwelling for a fraction of when built from a scratch.

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    ^ Bit of a fixer-upper then?

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    No I went alone

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    There are alot of these floating around in Chiang Mai

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    Enjoyed the tour.. thanks for your efforts.. a project never finished.. would be interested in knowing how long it has been derelict. .. look forward to your next piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanoid View Post
    Enjoyed the tour.. thanks for your efforts.. a project never finished.. would be interested in knowing how long it has been derelict. .. look forward to your next piece
    Well I know as long as I ve lived here 11 years , one of my subscribers said been there quite a while before that , suposed to have been a drug lord was building it back in the days of Taksin and suddenly he vanished never to be seen again . I ve not been able to comfirm that as of yet ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Did you go there in a van with a few friends and a rather large dog, by any chance?
    And old man smithers woulda got away with it if not for those pesky kids

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