Women's Prison Massage Center
103 Prapokkloa Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Mindful Text-WalkingChiang Mai, Thailand has more temples and monasteries than you can visit in a week. This photo was taken after a ceremony that reopened the old women's prison as a new cultural center. The monks were walking home and one was texting on his cell phone.
The new women's prison is about 40 miles away. Women are brought into town every day to work at the massage center and cafe. The women have only a short time left on their sentences, and are taught skills for survival, in the hopes that they will not return. If you have a chance, get a massage there! The cafe turns out good meals too.