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anyone have some up to date information about living in Lamphun now? I would appreciate all that I can get. Thanks

 

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No idea what sort of information you are looking for... I expect it is relatively the same as it has been in relation to everyplace else nearby... surely some growth through the years... still much more Thai than Chiang Mai in that it has fewer expats, but near enough to CM to avail of movies and shopping. 

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Thank you for your reply. What about air pollution? I have some respiratory problems and am concerned about that.

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3 hours ago, jctv1944 said:

Thank you for your reply. What about air pollution? I have some respiratory problems and am concerned about that.

Same as Chiang mai, or maybe worse because of being more agricultural.

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Which part of Lamphun? My experience on here is most people don't know the difference between Lamphun and Lampang.

 

I've lived in Chiang Mai and Lamphun, both in the cities. Lamphun is equally as polluted as Chiang Mai during February to May. I still have a house there, but I won't be living there again until I am at a point where I don't have to be there from Febnruary to May.

 

Recent developments - more coffee shops, more commercialised, but still far less traffic than Chiang Mai. There is a new ring road on the Western side which will remove the traffic that heads south from Chiang Mai towards Li. Once fully open (plagued with corruption and poor planning), Lamphun will be again free of traffic.

 

Connections to Chiang Mai currently being upgraded.

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18 hours ago, jctv1944 said:

Thank you for your reply. What about air pollution? I have some respiratory problems and am concerned about that.

It's not far enough away from CM to matter as to air quality... I really like Lamphun and if you are sensitive, just plan on getting out of town for a couple of months... 

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On a daily basis Lamphun has better air quality than Chiang Mai. The amount of traffic, most notably songthaews, means that in Chiang Mai has polluted air year round, especially come evening time. In the afternoon and evening, if it doesn't rain, the air is thick with toxic smoke no matter what season. At least where I live (old town).

 

In the smokey season I imagine Lamphun to be equally as bad as CM if not worse.

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18 hours ago, jctv1944 said:

Thank you for your reply. What about air pollution? I have some respiratory problems and am concerned about that.

absolutely insane to consider this. you have no idea what you are getting into, especially with existing respiratory problems. Northern thailand is completely unlivable December-May if your concerned about your health. I am a healthy male in their 20's and even I can feel some negative effects during the burning season. Not only the burning season, but Lamphun is filled with factories. Also keep in mind burning occurs year round, so there will always be a low level of exposure regardless of time of year. 

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Lampun is the future growth of this area.

 

They are building a new 2 story immigration office,  possible airport, major road work to and from, and apparently a big mall is coming.

 

I think it could be one of the few places for positive return investment.

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4 hours ago, Bassosa said:

if it doesn't rain, the air is thick with toxic smoke no matter what season. At least where I live (old town).

You must be a heavy smoker... 

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some indicate that the pollution in C/M was only bad for about two months mar and April.  I am an individual who exercises outside 7 days a week.  I have my own 2.5 measuring device and I can attest that Jan through may was above the safe level for ALL countries.  My meter starts flashing at 116 which is above all for safety.  My dau goes to school at CMIS in town and they also have measurements hour or bi-hourly and they too were even higher than at my house in Sankamphaeng about 13 kms distant.  Nowadays even though it rains every day, if one checks the AQI Chiang Mai via google, daily it is in the yellow for 2.5 and reads 80-90 most of the day except very early.  It is easy to check and the AQI chiang Mai will provide you with readings of almost every city in the province . 

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