If you are visiting our website, it is probably because you are considering spending an
extended period in Chiang Mai. Well, as mostly Chiang Mai natives or long term Chiang Mai
residents ourselves, we may be biased, but we sincerely believe there are few places in
the world that are its equal as a place to live. We are not alone.
An increasing number of foreigners are now living in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai has been rated among the top 10 most liveable cities in Asia.
It has a relaxed atmosphere, mild weather, and prices are very reasonable considering the
high quality of life.
Some particular aspects that make Chiang Mai so suitable for many are
- Northern Thai culture highly values good manners and respect for others. In particular,
senior citizens will find themselves respected in a way that has become rare in most parts
of the world.
- Those with potential health problems can rest assured that hospitals meeting the highest
international quality are available, at costs much lower than almost anywhere else.
- Families with children will find that they are well catered for. Good international
schools meet educational needs, but there are even more important advantages. Because
the culture emphasises good behavior, children develop habits that will stand them in good
stead through life. Further, Thais love children. They will always be assured of the
right kind of attention.
- Chiang Mai has all the amenities of a modern city, but a short drive takes you to the natural
beauty and slow pace of life of rural Northern Thailand.
There are many sites on the Internet where you can learn about Chiang Mai in general. The
Wikipedia page is a good place to start.
If you cannot easily find all the facts you are looking for, feel free to
with questions. Even if you are not yet ready to take the plunge and buy or rent a place to live,
we would be delighted to hear from you and tell you more about our wonderful city.