19 October 2023

General Information

General Information — ข้อมูลทั่วไป

Baan Sammi (บ้านแซมมี) is the name of a property (predominantly residential). It comprises
● Baan Sammi Nature Retreat (บ้านแซมมี เนเจอร์รีทรีต บ้านให้เช่า), a house rental business run by Khun Sam, and
● Bambusetum Baan Sammi (สวนไผ่บ้านแซมมี), a non-commercial bamboo enterprise managed by Khun Dieter.

Baan Sammi Nature Retreat consists of four rental houses in the property's natural settings, and the Bambusetum is an integrated part of the property.

Bambusetum Baan Sammi is a small botanical garden with a living bamboo collection; it has been closed to the general public since 1 March 2022. Visits are still possible, but only by appointment with an exact date and an exact or approximate time. Visitors are still offered to receive pre-cut bamboo culms, harvest bamboo culms yourself, and dig out bamboo plants yourself grown in the garden, all free of charge. No sale, shipping, or delivery is being offered.

If you want to purchase bamboo plants, you can buy bamboo (plants, poles, seeds) from Mr. Thammarat of the commercial bamboo nursery Boonthammee Bamboo Garden (Boon­thammee Co., Ltd.), Hang Dong, Chiang Mai. Mr. Thammarat offers nation­wide and inter­national delivery of bamboo. Please consider that bamboo plants due for any ship­ment need to be prepared for domestic trans­portation or inter­national delivery.

Another option for buying bamboo plants is the Kham Thiang Market in Chiang Mai. Useful bamboo species, potted in small PVC bags, are available from a shop located at coordinates 18.806658, 98.995720, whereas ornamental bamboo in larger sizes is offered at various shops located within about 200 m around 18.805859, 98.998978.

Description and History of Bambusetum Baan Sammi / Beschreibung und Geschichte des Bambusetums, in Chapter 3 of

Bamboo Species at Bambusetum Baan Sammi — พันธุ์ไผ่ในสวนไผ่บ้านแซมมี / Bambusarten im Bambusetum

Bamboo Available for Free — ไม้ไผ่ให้ฟรี

09 November 2022


Contact Information — ข้อมูลการติดต่อ

Mr. Dieter Ohrnberger (Khun Dieter — คุณดีเท่อร์)
Mr. Samran Apaipong (Khun Sam) — นาย สำราญ อภัยพงศ์ (คุณแซม)

Address — ที่อยู่
Baan Sammi, 79–79/4 M. 6, Ban Pa Tio – Ban Pa Yang Poi Road, T. Pa Lan, A. Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, 50220, Thailand
บ้านแซมมี ๗๙–๗๙/๔ หมู่ที่ ๖ ถนนบ้านป่าติ้ว–บ้านป่ายางปอย ตำบลป่าลาน อำเภอดอยสะเก็ด จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ๕๐๒๒๐

Email — อีเมล์
Please email baansammith@gmail.com or use the online Contact Form (in the sidebar or footer of the web version only, but lacking in the mobile version). We usually respond by email within 24 hours. If you do not find a reply email in your inbox folder, please check your spam email folder.

Facebook and Facebook Messenger — เฟสบุ๊ค และ เฟสบุ๊ค เมสเซนเจอร์
Khun Sam and Khun Dieter
Text messages only, no voice calls. You may write in English, Thai, German, or any other language that Facebook or Google translates.

Line, WhatsApp, WeChat — ไลน์ วอตส์แอปป์ วีแชต
If you provide us with your favorite social app ID or phone number via email, Contact Form, or Facebook Messenger, we may then contact you via Line, WhatsApp, WeChat, or phone respectively.

Mobile Phones — โทรศัพท์มือถือ
Khun Sam: 089 633 9517
Khun Dieter: 081 950 2565
Please, email us your Thai phone number first (or use Facebook Messenger, but please do not use SMS). We save your number on our mobile phones, and only thereafter can we be reached by phone or will call you back.

Time Zone — เขตเวลา
Bangkok Time (check the time with World Clock) = UTC (GMT) + 7:00 h, = CET (MEZ) + 6:00 h.
Thailand's country code for international calls: +66.

Languages — ภาษา
Preferably in English, Thai, or German, but you can write to us in any language that Facebook or Google translates. We usually reply in writing in English.
If you wish, you can communicate with Khun Sam in Thai by phone or other voice calls.
If you wish, you can communicate with Khun Dieter in German both in writing and by phone.

Announcement of News and New Offers — ประกาศข้อเสนอใหม่ ๆ
Chapter 1 of Khun Sam's blog, BAAN SAMMI NATURE RETREAT (บ้านแซมมี เนเจอร์รีทรีต บ้านให้เช่า), provides updated information, especially updates on the availability of houses for rent at Baan Sammi. Another blog, BAMBOO AVAILABLE FOR FREE — ไม้ไผ่ให้ฟรี, has updates related to the bamboo garden (Bambusetum).

Visiting Baan Sammi — เยี่ยมบ้านแซมมีได้
You are welcome to visit us to see the property with its houses for rent, garden, bamboo, and surrounding area. Visits are only possible by appointment; please read the following section.

Scheduling an Appointment to Visit — จัดวันเข้าชมล่วงหน้า
Please suggest an exact visit date with an exact or approximate arrival time, if applicable also with alternative dates and preferences, and notify Khun Sam or Khun Dieter at least 1 day (24 hours) before your visit via email, contact form, or Facebook Messenger. We will respond via email or Facebook Messenger (but not by phone) within 12 hours to confirm the date and time.

Location of Baan Sammi — ทางที่ไปบ้านแซมมี
The distance is 10 mi (15 km) northeast of the city of Chiang Mai, or 11 mi (18 km) from the old town of Chiang Mai (e.g., Tha Phae Gate), or 4 mi (7 km) from the Doi Saket district center. Baan Sammi is located in the countryside, between two villages, Ban Pa Tio and Ban Pa Yang Poi.

The main route from Chiang Mai to Baan Sammi by car, motorbike, or public transportation

You can easily find the location on Google Maps by searching for "Baan Sammi", or "Baan Sammi Nature Retreat", or "Bambusetum Baan Sammi", or "บ้านแซมมี", or "สวนไผ่บ้านแซมมี".

There is a main entrance gate for both, Nature Retreat and Bambusetum, with coordinates 
18.83520, 99.10765.

The blog HOW TO FIND BAAN SAMMI provides multiple methods of search and navigation to find Baan Sammi. In particular, the final chapter, Street View, helps identify the property of Baan Sammi, which is easily recognizable by its wooden fence.

If you need more information about the available modes of transportation, please read the blog PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IN CHIANG MAI.