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The Lost Housing Estate.

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Went for a local drive today and we came across a failed housing estate just off the old Chiang Mai Road.

Paved roads and power ready to go.

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Nice elevated position.

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Views.

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Just waiting for someone to pick it up and start again.

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Several places like this exist in Chiang Rai. Many say that drug deals or dealers went down and caused this situation.

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We have one of those lost resorts out our way. It has a few old A frames which are clearly suffering from neglect. It has a real ghost town feel about it. Someone had big dreams but it turned into a nightmare, I guess.

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Chimneys?????

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This is common in Thailand... its all over , quite sad to see..

Imagine investing in something like that, and it never takes off...

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We have one of those lost resorts out our way. It has a few old A frames which are clearly suffering from neglect. It has a real ghost town feel about it. Someone had big dreams but it turned into a nightmare, I guess.

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Maybe he realised too late that he wasn't in Switzerland.

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Chimneys?????

Pretty sure anyone who thinks he can make his fortune in real estate here is still clinging to the notion that Santa needs a chimney to deliver the goods.

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Maybe a result of the meltdown in the late 90,s .Saw a lot of high rises and condominiums just stop dead .

That is a nice building block with the views. Wonder how you would trace who owned it to buy.

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Maybe the property has:

ผี
p̄hī
"ghost" in Thai

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Maybe the property has:

ผี
p̄hī
"ghost" in Thai

It probably has a few. Then in that case it should be cheaper but being Thailand it will not be.

If everybody who has died since the beginning of time becomes a phi , then almost every square metre of Thailand would have their resident phi .

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Maybe a result of the meltdown in the late 90,s .Saw a lot of high rises and condominiums just stop dead .

That is a nice building block with the views. Wonder how you would trace who owned it to buy.

We thought that ourselves, friends were looking for land in the area this year and it would have suited them if they had not already decided on a nearby block.

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Maybe a result of the meltdown in the late 90,s .Saw a lot of high rises and condominiums just stop dead .

That is a nice building block with the views. Wonder how you would trace who owned it to buy.

Lands Office can give you the owner's details. All public record.

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Yes, I would say it would be a bank.

I doubt that they would want to sell it off a piece at a time.

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Yes, many such abandoned projects. There's also an abandoned 5 or 6 story building near Hi-Ek, about 300 meters south of the King Mengrei statue. It could be made in to a half dozen condos, but alas, it's supporting vines and shading a few cars which get parked underneath. One drawback is, even if it got finished, it would have very little parking available.

Chimneys?

faux chimneys.

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So you got me thinking Scea, that I had not been to the ghost resort for quite some time, and perhaps I should take a ride in that direction. They have cleaned up a bit but things are still very quiet. One shot shows some of the infrastructure. The other is a closeup from the back. There are also many empty, overgrown cul-de-sacs which lead to know where, so clearly someone had big plans and spent a lot of money before things went bust.

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