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If you are in Chiang Mai whether enroll to TMC or looking for a school to go to for Thai massage courses, we invite you to visit the school.

The visiting hours are from 09.00 to 17.00. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
You can print this page for direction to the taxi or print out the map page.

To get to TMC you need to hire a taxi – Tuk Tuk or the red pickup truck call “Song Teaw”
from the city to TMC. We are about 15 KM outside of the city. It is a new city in itself.

If you call in advance, we may be able to arrange for the school taxi pick you up from the pickup zone along with our students from 8 – 8.15 a.m. You will need to hire a ride back.
You can also go visit school in the afternoon and catch a ride back with students at 4 p.m.

You will get to see the school ground, the lecture room, inside classroom and observe silently for a few minutes, to view all text and workbooks for the courses, to sit and reflex what your goal in learning would be achieve at TMC. You may get to meet and talk with students during their break or lunch period.

Monday – Friday we have classes in Thai massage. During weekends classes may be about Foot, Chair, or Table massage. But you still get to sense how you would like to spend time study at TMC.

Direction to TMC from the city for TAXI: Print this page and show this to the driver
- or the printed Map.

โรงเรียนนวดไทยเชียงใหม่ อยู่บนถนนแม่โจ้ เลยโรงพยาบาลเทพปัญญา เลยสี่แยก
ที่ไปจังหวัด ผ่านตลาดรวมโชค ไปกลับรถหน้าปั๊ม ปตท. ขับย้อนเลยร้านอาหารและหมู่บ้านสวนนทรี ข้ามลำน้ำแม่คาวชิดซ้าย เลี้ยวเข้าซอยตึกแถว 3 ชั้น หลังคาอิฐสีส้ม ด้านหลังโรงเรียนติดแม่น้ำ เบอร์โทร 053-854330

TMC Address:
203/6 Mae Jo Road,
Faham, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel: 053-854330
Fax: 053-246203
Outside Thailand
Tel: + 66-53-854330
Fax: + 66-53-246203

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Tips to Make Living in Chiang Mai Easy
     School Preparation Tips &  
     Place to Stay


Preparation for learning at TMC:

TMC provide practice clothe while in class at TMC. For field training, students will provide own outfit and should maintain politeness and practical for each purposes i.e. to give massage, to teacher massage class, to learn Thai Traditional Medicine,   to the Botanic garden, sun glasses, walking shoes, rain jacket, umbrella. Outfit for going to-from school, please keep it polite. Shorts are all right as long as they are not too short. Try to avoid too expose tank top and very low cut top. We ask for the cooperation because TMC is a government accredited school and dress code is part of the school's policy.

For Classroom:
TMC provide textbook, workbook, manual for all classes and handouts for professors lecture classes. TMC has reference books in anatomy, pathology, physiology and related to massage education for you to read at school and to loan for home study.   You only need to bring pen, notebook, and your personal study need such as dictionary.

TMC provide free WiFi service to students. You only need to bring your own laptop and can use them off classroom – during your break and lunch. Note: TMC cannot be responsible for any lost or damage to your computer for using this free service.

Smoking Policy: 
Thai massage practice is closed contact. Smoking remains on hands, clothes and linen. Thus affect students and teachers in class. For everyone health and healthy school environment, TMC observes strict no smoking policy during school hour from 09.00-16.00.


Tip in getting around:

From the air port to your guest house or to TMC:
Take the airport limousine. They charge flat rate about 120 Baht per car to the city area. To TMC may be a bit higher because TMC is outside the city area. Just give them the name and phone number of the place your wish to go. They will find out the exact address and take you there. The airport service is safe and inexpensive.

Getting around within the city, just flag the taxi which is the red pickup truck running around town and the fare is 20 Baht per short distance. You just tell the driver your destination. If it is farther than a simple stop, he may charge you more. For much farther or more remote and he will not have other passengers along, he may charge you a personal rate depending on where you are going may be from 60-80-100 Baht or more. Now that the fuel cost is so high, they may have to compensate by charge higher fee. It is best to ask someone to write your destination in English and Thai for you to show to the driver. You should carry this bilingual instruction of your hotel and the school in pocket, so you can get back and also carry the phone numbers.

Going to school each day is no trouble. TMC provide free transportation from your guest house with in pickup zone to-from school.


Tip in using telephone services:

If you have cell phone in your country, it may be useable in Thailand. You just buy a new sim card and pre-paid card. Make sure to check which type of card will work with your phone. Go to a large cell phone store and they can help you. The cost is about 100+ Baht for the sim and the air time. Be sure to keep school number and your guest house in your phone and give your phone number to the school for contact. In Thailand, cell phone only charges the caller not the receiver. So, you can give your number to your family to call you. When calling out from your Thai cell phone or any public phone within Thailand you need to dial all numbers including 0 i.e. 053-854330  (TMC number) or 081-111-2001   (Cell phone of TMC).  Call from outside  to Thailand, will have to begin with 66+ all numbers except 0 i.e. 66-53-854330  or 66-81-111-2001.

Try not to use your number from your country to call in Thailand. It is very expensive and we cannot call you back to that number. When calling from Thailand, there are many service providers with competitive fees. You may ask your Thai phone service provider which service is least expensive to call to your destination countries. The prefix may be 004, 006, 007, 008 and 009. They have promotion at various times. Check first then use that prefix to call it will save you a lot of calling fee. Use 001 as the last resource of when the low cost access does not available for your country. It is the most expensive one to use to call outside of Thailand.

It is best to change to Thai sim card. Even your phone does not work then buy the cheapest new cell phone less than 1,000 Baht comes with the phone, sim and air time. You can sell it when you are done. When buying the phone, you will need to present your passport I.D. The cost of calling from cell phone is a flat rate. Check with your phone dealer.

Using Public Phones:
When you call from public phone to any cell phone (they have 10 numbers begin with "0"), or long distance in Thailand i.e. Bangkok (from Chiang Mai), dial 1-2-3-4 and follow by all the numbers. This will cost you less money but take a little longer time to connect via satellite. The public phone can be by coins, or phone card. You have to look for the phone machine and select which phone and which card match. So, it might be easier to use coins. Coins: You can use 1, 5, or 10 Baht coin. The machine does not give change. 1 Baht good for 3 minutes of call to home phone in Chiang Mai 053---. To Bangkok is long distance 02--- Very expensive 8 Baht per minute unless you dial 1-2-3-4 then 02----. This will cost you only 2 Baht per minute or less via satellite.

Calling to cell phones in Chiang Mai is 1-2 Baht per minutes (more far away). Cell phones are 10 numbers and do not begin with 02. You can dial 1-2-3-4 before the number and will cost less.

Calling oversea is best to use the phone card and use the public phone accept that particular card. You should dial out begin with any of these prefix to save calling fee 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, or 009 any one that works for that phone but try not to dial with 001 to call out oversea. That is the most expensive phone rate.


Tip for health and personal safety:

We highly recommend that you obtain Traveling Medical Insurance from your country before departing. The insurance will help you in time of accident and medical need.

Thailand is conscious about health and welfare of all people.
TMC school is taking the preventive step seriously. We will check student temperature. We have separate bathroom in each classroom with proper cleaning facility. We request teachers and students to maintain their cleanliness as well as the extra precaution of using alcohol for their hands before and after giving and receiving massage. We also have policy that has been in place for all along that no sick staff or students may be at the school. They are to seek care from the medical professionals. Check with your doctor if you have health limitation. You should bring and prepare your medicine and/or vitamins enough for your trip duration. For personal items i.e. toilette items are easily found in many varieties. Laundry service, should seek outside hotel. You can find along the road shop for 3-5 Baht per piece. You can also use laundry machine service.

Personal safety in Chiang Mai is like in other part of the world. A few bad people make us be aware, alert and careful. So, practice caution and safety concern. Obtain only legitimate agent or organization for services, i.e. tour, shipping goods. Do not deal in illegal drugs. The punishment is severe. When you are in doubt and need help, contact the school for help for emergency contact the police.

Emergency number is 191 from any phone. Beware of language difficulty. But call. They can try to get a translator to help you also at the police stations do have translators.

If you are involved in car or motorcycle accident, you must go to the hospital. All vehicles have personal liability insurance to take care of medical cost. If you rent a car, they have insurance. You must ware helmet riding a motorcycle. You must ware seat belt riding a car in the front seat. You should also have international driver license to operate vehicle.

Any thing that happens be sure to contact police right away 191. When you get sick and need urgent help, you can call 191 or the hospital in your area.

In Chiang Mai, we recommend that you call Chiang Mai Ram Hospital at 053-920300 or 191 to take you to the nearest one for emergency. If non- life threatening, then try to contact Chiang Mai Ram Hospital. They will send a hospital van to bring you in and return at no charge. The hospital service fee is much less than in the western countries but the service is equal. So, seek help when you need them and do let the school know. They will work with your insurance firm for you if that is possible.

    Where to stay while going to school:

TMC school locate only a short distance away from the city but in a convenient location, yet students get to enjoy peaceful environment of being in a residential area with canal in the back of the school.  We encourage students to select place to stay in the city area to enjoy the activities off class time. TMC provide transportation to take the burden of looking each morning for one to get to school. Please try to choose a place to stay from the list here. They are with good reputation and in the pickup zone.

Please try to select your first accommodation from the list provided. The school does not accept commission from these places (or any sources). They are convenient for your stay while study at TMC. And most importantly, they are within the pick up areas that TMC offers complementary service for you. You may change location after you are familiar with the city and kwon where to be. Some may be in the location that is difficult for you to get around. We are not encouraging students to rent a motorbike since it is prone for accident.

Should your chosen guesthouse or hotel is out of the pick up zone, you may have to find your own transportation to the school, or pay extra for the taxi fee from 130 Baht or more per trip. Be sure to check with TMC first when you book the hotel outside the list.

(Some Guesthouses have Special Promotion for TMC Students)

1. Same Same café and Guest House

  • Air Conditioning room including private toilet Range from 450-350 baht/day
  • Fan room including private toilet Range from 350-250 baht/day
  • Air Conditioning room and shared bathroom Range from 350-250 baht/day
  • Fan room and shared bathroom Range from 250-200 baht/day
  • ** If stay for 6 day free 1 day (For daily rate) and Special Room Rate for monthly

    Contact K. Noi 086-921-0989 or Tel: 053-208056 Fax 053-418331
    Ratchaphakinai Rd, behind Anodaj Hotel in the Old Chiang Mai area.

2. Anoma Guest Boutique House

The rate for TMC Student is 6,000 THB per week/ 20,000 THB per month including breakfast

Room Rate: (For Normal Price)
Room Type High Season Low Season Extra Bed
- Superior Room (Single) 1,700 1,400 -
- Superior Room (Twin/Double) 1,700 1,400 -
- Deluxe Room 2,100 1,800 450
- Anoma Suite 2,700 2,400 450

57/3 Rajpakinai Rd., T. Prasingha , Muang District , Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel: (66) 053-276280 / (66) 084-3780868

3. Mountain View Guesthouse (city gate view)

Rates range from ฿6,000 to ฿16,000 per month depend on room type and time of the year.

Tel: 053-212866 Fax 053-222635

Guest Houses:

Range from Fan: 150-350 Baht; A/C 350-600 Baht: Daily rate Most of them will offer weekly or monthly rate as well.
  1. Tip Top Thai House: Home Stay
    Short and long term.
    Kitchen facility available
    Internet on site (minimum fee)
    Contact for details.
    Tel. 053-212232    FREE 053-212232, Mobile: 081-9603878   FREE 081-9603878

  2. Fuengfa Place (apartment style)
    9/1 Arak road Soi 3,Sriphoom, Old Chiang Mai area

  3. Somwang Guest House
    2 Radchamanka Soi 2, Old Chiang Mai area
    Tel: 053-278505

  4. Kristi House ( in the old city - east)
    14/2 Ratchadamnoen Soi 5 (close to sunday walking street)

  5. The Mountain House
    11 Soi 1 Santisuk Road, Changpuak, Chiang Mai 50100
    Tel: (66) 053-406-474 Fax: (66) 053-406-244 Mobile: (66) 080-638-1555
    email: /

  6. Mai Mansion
    Apartment style fully furnished with TV, Internet.
    Daily and monthly rate from 500 Baht/day; 5,500 Baht/month
    Tel : 053-217550

  7. The International Hotel Chiang Mai (YMCA)
    Daily or long term: Sermsuk Rd, Changpuak:
    Tel: 053-221819 Fax:053-215523 Near mall, Daily from Fan 350 - AC 500 Baht; monthly 8,000 Baht + service email:

  8. R.C.N. Court and Inn
    Tel: 053-418281 Fax 053-211969
    Moon Muang Soi 7, near Thapae gate: email:

  9. Boonthavon Court
    Tel: 053-226778, Fax 053-226966
    39 Radchadumnern Rd, Soi 1 email:

REMARK: Please keep your promise with them after making reservation otherwise; they may not want to accept future reservations from TMC students. Do cancel, if you will not be able to stay with them.

NOTE: Long-term stay will have to pay extra for utility such as electricity and may be water. They may require a month deposit and minimum stay. Be sure to discuss the term well before making commitment. Some will provide cleaning service once a week. Some may not and may not have bed sheet included.

Apartment style long term monthly service:

  1. Green Hill Place Apartment Chiang Mai
    1-3 month rent is possible, price range from 9,000฿ – 11,500฿/month plus water supply and electricity charge, exclude cleaning fee Tel 66 53 400733, 66 53 214718

  2. The International Hotel Chiang Mai (YMCA)
    Daily or long term: Sermsuk Rd, Changpuak: Tel: 053-221819 Fax:053-215523
    Near mall, full service rate vary check web site
    Daily from Fan 350 - AC 500 Baht; monthly 8,000 Baht+ with service email:

  3. R.C.N. Court and Inn
    Tel: 053-418281 Fax 053-211969
    Moon Muang Soi 7, near Thapae gate:
    Daily and Long term email:
    Rate Per month: approx.6,500 Baht

  4. Boonthavon Court
    Tel: 053-226778, Fax 053-226966
    39 Radchadumnern Rd, Soi 1
    Apartment: Long term Monthly email:
    Rate Per month: from 5,000 - 6,500 Baht
NOTE: Long term stay will have to pay extra for utility such as electricity and may be water. They will require deposit usually a month deposit and minimum stay. Be sure to discuss the term well before making commitment. Some will provide cleaning service weekly. Some may not and may not have bed sheet included. So, check them well in advance.

Hotel Set Up:

600 - 1,000 Baht + per day
  1. Nightbazaar Inn
    9 Soi 6 Chareanprated, Chang Klan In night bazaar area
    Tel: 053-818096

  2. Tawan Court
    Near Night Bazzar
    Email Tel: 66-53-284212 Website

  3. The Rydges Hotel
    Thapae Gate new hotel: 1,000 Baht + Tel: 053-251531

  4. VivaCity Home (Location is near TMC)
    112 Moo 5 Sansai Noi  Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Mobile : 087-3028103 Fax : 053-014347
    Email:  or via webmail
    Website :
REMARK: Please keep your promise with them after making reservation otherwise; they may not want to accept future reservations from TMC students. Do cancel, if you will not be able to stay with them.

TIP in finding accommodation:

Do not make a long term hotel reservation unless you are sure of your preference.

GCT students should rent for long term with more facility such as kitchen, T.V. refrigerator etc. in order to save cost.

Regardless of where you book, BE SURE to keep your promise to show up.

This is the kind gesture to the next TMC students who wish to seek service from these honest business providers.


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