Living in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Map Of Condominiums

This Chiang Mai map is part of Perfect Homes Chiang Mai‘s plan to make finding your perfect condo in Chiang Mai even easier.!  Zoom in on a  location and click on the tab and it will lead you to all out listings for that particular building. Chiang Mai boasts nearly 200 registered condos, many of the ones on the map have two, three or even 4 separate condominium buildings in one...

Learning Thai in Chiang Mai

Lots of expats living in Chiang Mai enjoy a wide range of hobbies and activities ranging from various forms of exercising to socialising in various groups. We have seen more and more groups popping up as Chiang Mai has grown and attracted not only more expats but also a more diverse range too. One very popular way to meet new people and keep the brain active is to learn the Thai language, something lots...

Three Simple Steps for Paying Respect to Guardian Spirits

Three Simple Steps for Paying Respect to Guardian Spirits

From our previous article, we have talked about the importance of the spirit houses. Read it here: Role of Spirit Houses in Thai Society. Now, we are back with another topic about Guardian Spirits or San Chao Thi because we can not only see Spirit Houses or San Phra Phum in Thais' houses, but we also notice that San Chao Thi has always been paired with it for a long time....

Role of Spirit Houses in Thai Society

Role of Spirit Houses in Thai Society

                                        Role of Spirit Houses in Thai SocietyIf we talk about the elements of building a house, we tend to focus mainly on the house and the living area. On the other hand, if taking a look at each house around us, we will notice one thing that is almost in everywhere house in Chiang Mai or maybe all over Thailand....

Chiang Mai – Thailand’s second largest city busting the myth! (Still true in 2021?)

Keep hearing that Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand? Read our article to find out the facts!It may have begun life as a “New City” back in the late 13th century, but Chiang Mai didn’t actually make the cut for official city status until 1936. And, believe it or not, from 1972 to as recently as 1994, Chiang Mai was Thailand’s only city municipality making it the largest of its kind...

Drinking Water in Chiang Mai – A Survival Guide

Drinking Water in Chiang Mai – A Survival GuideIt’s a familiar scene to those living in the developed world: parched, you reach for the tap (faucet) to enjoy a cool, refreshing drink of water not giving a moment’s thought to the origin, treatment or conveyance of such a precious –and life-giving- resource. Do that in Chiang Mai and you may find yourself on the receiving end of a nasty stomach...

The Thailand Elite Visa – A Privileged Way to Extend One’s Stay

The Thailand Elite VisaOne of the lasting immigration policies of the Thaksin Shinawatra administration is the “Privilege Entry Visa”, also called the “Elite Visa”.The Elite Visa is a multiple-entry visa, valid for five-years, which can be renewed easily upon expiration. But here’s the caveat: as long as the applicant still holds a valid membership in the Thailand Elite program.Thailand Elite...

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