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What's the air quality like in Chiang Rai?

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... because from where I am (south Thailand), the levels of air pollution (PM2.5 and PM10) doesn't look good on the Air Quality monitoring websites.

 

I've been watching the air quality data for CR on a daily basis, because I plan to start a new job in the town in about 6 weeks from now.  What I see doesn't look good at all.

 

I'm used to smog from burning (when I lived in Myanmar and visited the Shan Hills etc).  But then I had the option to return to my 'base' in Naypyitaw, where the air quality is excellent.

 

I'm able to live in any location in Thailand, but I prefer the rural north/north-east.  The AQ stats for north Thailand region concern me a lot since my health comes first over any employment offer.

 

Anyone living in CR care to comment?

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I was there for a week about 10 days ago.My impression is that although the air quality is ok as regards smog and burning,what spoils it is the pollution from cars ,lorries ( diesel ) and worst of all ,Tuk-Tuks which really stink.

It can be quite difficult to avoid this if you live in the city centre.Better the farther away you get.

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While I have seen worse it is definitely not good right now. I have even developed allergy like symptoms. My answer is to simply spend more time in air-conditioned comfort.

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I am here now. Last time I was here was in November. Beautiful views. This week has been horrible. Some parts of the day you cannot see the Big Buddha from my hotel and they are both in the city!

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I have had a runny nose ,and eyes of late,but i guess it could always be worse.


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Simon43, here are two pics. I just took one for you to compare.

 

March 1 (today)

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Nov 2018

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We moved away from CR because of this a couple of years ago. Cost me a lot of money and energy, but my nearly permanent soar throat is gone. 

 

I really liked Chiang Rai, the people, the stunning countryside, food, but the daily smell of a whole village burning their garbage and the overall bad air quality for 6 to 7 months a year were too much. You do have choices in life.

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We moved away from CR because of this a couple of years ago. Cost me a lot of money and energy, but my nearly permanent soar throat is gone. 
 
I really liked Chiang Rai, the people, the stunning countryside, food, but the daily smell of a whole village burning their garbage and the overall bad air quality for 6 to 7 months a year were too much. You do have choices in life.

The air is good here for 9 months of the year to be honest


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