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BANGKOK 20 January 2019 23:48

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Will not be till mid 2019 to end 2019 but me and my future wife looking to move to Thailand. We have been looking at Chiang Mai and ubonratchatani based on friends recommendations from visits, but looking for practical experience of areas as in living in a place. Ideally we would like to be out of major towns and near a beach/coast ...quiet /but not with little

To do in striking distance.. obviously safer the better for newbie ex pats and areas where can tie up with others to gain experience of area and settle in.

 

Suggestions appreciated. As regards places to live we are ideally looking at 10000 baht and below but that is open ended a bit.. just an idea of a figure of decent areas where we can settle ? Thanks .

 

 

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Hope not change too much in 12 months.. thanks for input .. yes I aim on going to look at places first .. hence why asking so can pinpoint after suggestions and research maybe 3/4 areas and suss out when there .



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You mentioned Chiang Mai and Ubon which are about as far away from beaches as you can get in Thailand. Both very interesting cities with masses of interesting places within a short distance.

I actually love Ubon and the area to the west out to the Mekong, fascinating countryside but no real beaches unfortunately.




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Thank you... yes those two areas I’ve friends who have visited for a few months at a time and love them but different living there? Hence as per my other note was going to get some beach type/ coast options and research and then choose maybe 3/4 areas to take a physical look at and see how feel in each... or have too many options and never get around all and spend time in each to get a feel..
yes ubon a lot rate highly it seems.


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I’m sure you’ll get a hundred suggestions, I can think of several but we’re all different and as mentioned you’re gonna need to check them out for yourself.

My wife’s family live an hour from Ubon so we’ve visited plenty and even spent a week there a few years back during the candle festival. I love the place and generally I hate cities but it’s quite chilled and loads of culture, history and beautiful countryside.

Regarding beaches

Places i would avoid like Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin & Pattaya.
Places I would suggest because I like Koh Chang, Rayong, Prachuap Kiri Kan, Chantaburi, Pang Nah oh the list could go on.

We’ve actually talked about renting houses in various places for 6 months at a time in the future as I think you need to spend a while in a place to really get a good feel for it. We’ve driven around a lot and there are so many areas that I’d like to visit for an extended period. Maybe when we’ve eventually retired we’ll get the chance




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20 minutes ago, Mooner said:

Rayong area. 1hr ish from Pattaya if you need Western comforts and entertainment. 

Some ok beaches on the mainland. 

Ko samet on the doorstep. Ko Chang. Ko Mak and Ko Kood a few hours away. 

+1 for Rayong, also Chantaburi, Trat. Plenty of beaches & islands, good provincial capitals with plenty of shopping, not far from Pattaya & Bangkok.

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6 minutes ago, cooked said:

Some of the best beaches I have ever seen are in Thailand but I'm not going to tell.

Too many bitey creatures in the sand, and the water is often dirty.

Never has those problems in Spain.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Too many bitey creatures in the sand, and the water is often dirty.

Never has those problems in Spain.

Me neither. Just the constant hoards of Lucky Lucky men.

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