Chiang Mai >
An Expat Talks about Living in
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dec 22, 2015
Expats in Chiang Mai find a complicated city that has many unexpected aspects to navigate. Here is a brief overview of this beautiful city in Thailand.
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Ex-Pat Club of Chiang Mai
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
This is a diverse and accepting area. I was not aware of the extent and presence of Christian groups, facilities and missionary work.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Relief workers, academia, medicine and tourism/hospitality are four key areas.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
This is a very laid back place overall. People who are working still work hard but enjoy the social aspects available.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Make a trip or two to visit for several days at a minimum before even considering a move. There are aspects of living here that even those who have prepared may not anticipate without firsthand experience.
10 Tips for Living in Thailand
Did you know the Thai national anthem is played twice daily throughout the country? Do you know what the "Wai" is? Expats in Thailand share tips for living in Thailand.
5 Great Places to Retire in Asia
We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please add your recommendations in the comments section!
5 Tips for Living in Bangkok
Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia.
Write a Comment about this Expat Report