Groaning under your own weight in groceries from Rimping and can’t face walking home? Had one too many craft lagers at Beer Republic and don’t care to risk driving back? Need to get that visa extension done at immigration in…Read more
Whether you are thinking about starting a new life in Chiang Mai, have recently moved to the area, or you are an established resident with a burning question that you just can’t seem to find answers to, this section has lots of useful information aimed at make living in Chiang Mai easier.
Practical information covers an array of topics, such as how much your utility bills might cost, finding a plumber, healthcare, contacting the police, hiring a vehicle, local transportation, international schools, and finding work. There are also great posts dedicated to the social and leisure aspects of living in Chiang Mai, including how to meet people, groups for expats, where to take the kids, and Thai language courses, through to more specialist interest articles including cookery classes, massage courses, and being a vegetarian.
There are also some personal accounts where you can read about real situations experienced by people living in Chiang Mai. Some might make you laugh and some might make you cringe, but all will give you a good understanding of life in the northern Thai city.
Make sure you also scroll to the comments section of any post you read; very often there is some very handy supplementary information and opinions submitted by other users – regular citizens of Chiang Mai, just like you!
The articles in this section are a terrific resource for anyone interested in moving to, or already living in, Chiang Mai.
The Thailand Elite Visa One 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…Read more
Recently, the Thai government announced that that the Immigration Department will begin offering a ten-year retirement visa to foreigners over the age of 50 who meet other specific criteria. Almost immediately, the foreign retirement community in Thailand was up in…Read more
These articles usually focuses on specific individual units and what they have to offer. However, this month, we are going to break the mould slightly and look at a range of different condominium buildings that are popular choices for expats…Read more
Are You Living In or Renting a Private Property in Thailand to Foreigners? Or simply have a someone staying in your property that is not a Thai national? If so, you need to be aware of a law that has…Read more
Live your Life! In relaxed, welcoming, liberal Chiang Mai But, just why do people like Chiang Mai (and its real estate market)? For a start, Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital, has everything that a much bigger city has. We have…Read more
Sometimes real-estate can be really stressful, but then you often need to smile and move on! 1. Not The Best Neighbors 2. Listing The Closet As The Second Bedroom 3. A Little Leak in the Basement 4. The Dead Quiet…Read more
After a recent visit to Hong Kong, it became extremely clear why there are some many Hong Kongers looking to Chiang Mai and its property market! With Hong Kong’s amazing growth in property prices over recent years, it has left…Read more
Why You Should Check Out Nimman There’s no doubt about it, Nimman is the place to go for digital nomads. Or coffee lovers. Or hipsters. Or professionals. Or anyone that just wants to walk out of there front door and…Read more
Why Digital Nomads Flock to Chiang Mai There is a reason that Chiang Mai has become the mecca for digital nomads. While there are other cities around SE Asia, Europe and even South American that are getting some attention,…Read more