For those who enjoy life’s sensual pleasures, Thailand’s soapy massage parlours provide an experience which is very hard to beat. A soapy massage takes place in a foamy bath and includes a little sexual foreplay and typically finishes off with the happy ending of a handjob or even full sex. The establishments offering soapy massages generally feature a so called ‘fish bowl’ with the girls sitting behind a glass viewing window. The girls have numbers attached to their skimpy dresses. Clients just select the girl who takes their fancy and then head for the private room and the bath.
In Chiang Mai, there are a number of soapy massage parlours including the legendary Sayuri Complex. Prices for the full treatment climaxing in a happy ending are THB1,000 upwards. At the more upmarket soapy massage parlours, choosing one of the prettiest girls with a tip will cost THB2,500. Chiang Mai tuk-tuk and songthaew drivers know where all the soapy massage parlours are. Our recommendations on Chiang Mai soapy massage parlours follow.
Last Updated: December 2018
The Sayuri Complex is the grand old dame of soapy massage parlours in Chiang Mai. Sayuri opens up around midday and closes at midnight. Customer choose their girl, pay the fee and head up to one of the soapy massage rooms for 90 minutes of bliss. There are three levels of fees which are defined by the beauty of the particular girl chosen. The Sayuri Complex has a traditional massage parlour, a coffee shop and a karaoke lounge onsite.
Sayuri Complex: #3, Bamrungrat Rd., T. Wat Ket, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 12:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 243 788, +66 53 242 361
Just over half a kilometre from Chiang Mai Railway Station, Pandora is in the same eastern zone of Chiang Mai as Sayuri. Soapy massages here tend to cost a little more than at Sayuri, but give the same 90 minutes. The advantage of Pandora is that it is less busy due probably to the fact tuk-tuk and taxi drivers, and tour guides are paid lower commission rates.
Pandora Massage Parlour: Charoen Muang Rd., T. Wat Ket, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 12:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 302 357, +66 53 245 740-1
Amarin Turkish Bath and Massage Parlour is located at the Phing Phayom Hotel on Suthep Road. This is a traditional soapy massage venue complete with a fishbowl and full range of services on the menu. Standard prices allow for the usual 90-minute happy ending service. The Phing Phayom also features a karaoke lounge and bar, a snooker table and 60 nicely maintained rooms.
Amarin Massage Parlour: #4, Sanambin Kao 2 Alley, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 14:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 277 497
On the same side of town as the Phing Phayom, the Phucome Hotel is on Huay Kaew Road. The soapy massage parlour is at the back near the car park and a separate facility to the hotel’s traditional Thai massage centre. This parlour is low key and less busy than the Sayuri, but offers girls from the fishbowl and a full range of sexual treatments.
Phucome Soapy Massage Parlour: #21, Huay Kaew Rd., T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 12:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 211 026
Just at the back of the Night Bazaar, Celeb@CNX enjoys a central location and provides convenience for those who get a sudden urge for a soapy massage. This parlour has a good choice of girls plus modern rooms with televisions tuned to porn channels. The fishbowl masseuses come in two price tiers with the whiter skinned ones generally more expensive.
Celeb@CNX: Chang Moi Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 14:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: N/A
Despite the name, Fang VIP is not a private club and welcomes all those who have enough cash to pay for the services of its ladies. The focus here is on naked massages and erotic showers with happy endings. A twin-lady sandwich massage is available for a surcharge over the standard fee. Fang VIP Members Club is located among the Asian-themed entertainment venues in Chiang Mai Land and just off Chang Klan Road.
Fang VIP Members Club: #5, Chiang Mai Land Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 10:00-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 84 449 0490, +66 85 717 7227
Absolute Paradise is also just off Chang Klan Road and specialises in offering erotic happy ending massages. The full 80-minute treatment provides a shower with your partner, body-to-body massage and a happy ending. A twin-girl sandwich massage is available for an extra fee. There is also the option of a 45-minute quickie massage for clients who desire a happy ending in a hurry.
Absolute Paradise: #12, Sirorot Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 10:30-11:30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 89 559 2730