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    Where do you think the best place to live is in Thailand?

    Based on where you live or where you have travelled, where do you think is the best place to live in Thailand and why?

    Just curious on the responses. I am looking into working in Thailand in the future and am a bit torn. I realize I need a job first, but if I can narrow it down to a few places, I can apply solely to those areas.

    I already have Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok, and Phuket on my radar.


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    Depends what you want and like as in city or island life. Up in the country for a quiet life or down in Pattaya. One person's heaven is another's hell.

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    ^Yep. Also pay varies greatly from place to place. If pay, more job opportunites and city life are a prerequisite then Bangkok is where you want to be. Of course costs are much higher than quieter remote areas. All a trade off.

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    Nana Plaza if you have the quaifications, for me as far from Bangkok as possible with all mod cons, I like Hat Yai but always the suicide bummers, Chumpon,Songkhla if you work naked, however for cool calmer better educated people I chose to live not with the hill tribes but where they sell their produce on forays into the low life.

    Not sure of your needs but Mae Hong Song C Rai Nan great , Payao Phrae province , C Mai has a lot of tools memebrs and western facilities if you need that. If you a TEFL Vientiane in Laos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    I already have Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok, and Phuket on my radar.
    Just stay away from Nan, it's a horrid place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    ^Yep. Also pay varies greatly from place to place. If pay, more job opportunites and city life are a prerequisite then Bangkok is where you want to be. Of course costs are much higher than quieter remote areas. All a trade off.
    I totally agree. I am torn at that, because I know most jobs are in Bangkok, but after living in big, polluted cities for five years, I think I need a change!


    Thanks for all the replies so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    I like Hat Yai
    Please keep that to yourself. The fewer farang, the better.

    I DO NOT recommend Hatyai. Bombs, nobody speaks English, floods, southern food is ghastly...
    Not you personally TB, but everyone. Stay away.

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    In this case, any typical Farang ghetto will do.
    Worthy.

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    Chiang Rai or Naratiwat.

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    Do you have a work permit, and what work will you do ?
    You need a work permit to post on TD it's one of Lulus rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Do you have a work permit, and what work will you do ?


    PM Manny - knows all this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    I already have Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Bangkok, and Phuket on my radar.
    To the 'burbs -> Minburi, Rangsit, Nonthaburi...Make Bang Na your bitch.

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    ^yes Happy, that is certainly a possibility. I’ve looked into those areas a bit.

    Thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Chiang Rai or Naratiwat.
    I like CR, and I’ve been there once. Could be possible too.

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    CR is incredibly boring after a couple of weeks, and it's too close to Nan.

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    Hat Yai is an insiders' tip these days, and you'll have a valued TD English teacher there to guide you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Hat Yai is an insiders' tip these days, and you'll have a valued TD English teacher there to guide you.
    Unless an intern streetwalker I think a fair Canuck would stick out like a Sawdumn in "MozzieWickSipstadt"

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    To the 'burbs -> Minburi, Rangsit, Nonthaburi...Make Bang Na your bitch.
    I thought Udomsuk was quite handy... sort of equidistant from everything useful.
    Outside of that, I'd be looking at proximity to regional airports, border crossings, and functioning infrastructure, more than climate, as that can be sort of managed; but I prefer to be not too far from a clean beach, low traffic, and away from sources of disease (which, admittedly, can encompass a wide range of things from humans to their output).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Hat Yai is an insiders' tip these days, and you'll have a valued TD English teacher there to guide you.
    there is much to be said for the south. The little I know of Hat Yai, I like, kinda busy though.

    The other southern towns I also like; Satun, Trang, Songkhla, Ranong, Chumphon.

    For big city Bangkok is the best.

    Phuket honestly sucks, except for the really nice beaches,

    Pattaya just sucks! The beach there is fucking horrible.

    Though the girly bar action is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    PM Manny - knows all this shit.
    You should too. Did you ever get a kitchen job with a work permit in BKK or PTY after posting that you were looking for such a position?


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    Enjoyed living in Rangsit, far more chill than central BKK but not far away from the big lights when you need it. Cheap housing a plenty, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    CR is incredibly boring after a couple of weeks, and it's too close to Nan.
    That's what I'm afraid of..ha. What is wrong with Nan? More boring I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Enjoyed living in Rangsit, far more chill than central BKK but not far away from the big lights when you need it. Cheap housing a plenty, too.
    Does the subway go to Rangsit? I was looking into Pathum Thani, but it seems that the subway doesn't go out there? Any info on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    The other southern towns I also like; Satun, Trang, Songkhla, Ranong, Chumphon.
    Why do you like them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Hat Yai is an insiders' tip these days, and you'll have a valued TD English teacher there to guide you
    Cool, but there are no schools that I'm interested in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Hat Yai is an insiders' tip these days
    Shush. The farang here want to keep it secret. Mind you, the influx of South Africans over the last two years indicates the SA's have been promotng it big time.

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    and you'll have a valued TD English teacher there to guide you.
    Really? who's that. I teach maths.

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