Jump to content
BANGKOK 22 March 2019 05:37
karlb

Tips for living in Chaiyaphum

Recommended Posts

Thanks all for your latest posts. Interesting to read your comments lostinisaan, never even occurred to me about learning Thai from Monks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

<script type='text/javascript'>window.mod_pagespeed_start = Number(new Date());</script>

There is now a Farang bar in Chaiyaphum, on the road going out towards Khon Khen, I live 60 km west of Chaiyaphum which is my closest town for proper shopping etc.you need to learn to speak Thai as very few people in Chaiyaphum speak any English at all. And as others said, you need interests, hobbies etc. & a good internet connection to stay sane as there is very little for Farangs to do there or in the surrounding area besides drink, which is, obviously a slippery slope to avoid sliding down... I'd forget working, it's very problematic anywhere in Thailand unless it's internet based. There is English teaching but you need the patience of a saint to teach kids that are not interested in learning & dealing with jealous Thai teachers with huge chips on their shoulders & not a lot else. Good luck anyway & feel free to PM me if you want to know more or meet up...

Hi

We may almost be neighbours. I live (most of the time) 1/2 way between Sap Yai and Thep Satheet place called Bang Na.

Occasionally get to Chayapoum city and look forward to checking out the No1 bar.

Good advice above re internet and drinking. Couldn't do without either of them smile.png

Hi I live 20 Km south of Nong Bua Daeng, I've not heard of any of those places that you've mentioned but might not mean very much lol feel free to PM me if you wanna meet up some time..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife is from Chaiyaphum and we lived there for a few years a year or two back.

As others say,not that much to do so having a computer is essential.

Also,a few decent Thai restaurants in and around town and some of these places show the English Premier League if you are into the footie.

Near the nightmarket there is a stadium where Chaiyaphum FC play and which,also,has an all weather running track.

Best hotels are/were Siam River Resort and Dee Prom.

For a walk on the wild side you can always visit KFC in Tesco Lotus ! biggrin.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes there is now a farang style family Bar & Restaurant in Chaiyaphum. so if anyone would like some western food or just a beer, it would be nice to meet you. Were next to the ktm living mall ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes there is now a farang style family Bar & Restaurant in Chaiyaphum. so if anyone would like some western food or just a beer, it would be nice to meet you. Were next to the ktm living mall ...

Nope, that was 2014,,, now adays this great bar is situated along the way down to Tesco Lotus opposit the Night bazar........

But great food great beer and great company there....

Glegolo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2014 at 5:45 PM, selftaopath said:

I've been living in Chaiyaphum Province for a/b 5 yrs. w/ my Thai wife in a village a/b 60 K North of Chaiyaphum city. It's a very rural area w/ practically NOTHING "to do." However I have many personal interests that "keep me busy." If you don't, you might find it "mind boggling" to live "this life." Our "big adventure" is going to Khonkaen a/b 1x a week. Chaiyaphum is closer, but I think KK has more to offer.

Feel free to IM me. Hold onto your seat buddy.... you're in for one hell of a ride (only my opinion of course)

Cheers,

Keoki

hi Keoki are you still around?  Canadian here also 60km north from Chaiyaphum over 5 years now with the wife - (ban na nongthum)  I would add that besides khon kaen, korat is only a 2 hour drive from Chaiyaphum for entertainment/shopping.  also there is a nice park with walking paths, a lake.  also good for baseball, flying model aircraft and the occasional drone.  join aerobics free near the night bazaar around 6pm.  big C shopping center has expanded as well so not too bad for a small city. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update on the topic:

Robinsons (with Tops) shopping mall should be finished by the end of this year opposite RAM Hospital, with further malls set to follow. Talks a few months ago commenced about building an airport. There had been talks previously, but these talks also included papers being signed. Construction should begin in 4 years time so day trips to Bangkok will be very easy if people need the tourist type entertainment.  Korat and Khon Kaen have big plans re development over the next few years (1 1/2 - 2 hours drive). Immigration currently looking for a place in the city to rent until they figure out where they want to settle (will take many years). 

Better to go to Khon Kaen or Korat if you need any specialist medical treatment. No Chaiyaphum officials use Chaiyaphum hospital - joke going around is that you will never walk out with 4 limbs or all your organs if you do use it for anything half serious. 

Why I like it is because it is small but has most of the things you need (Big C, Tesco, Makro, Global, HomePro etc) all very close together. Quite difficult to get lost in Chaiyaphum city anyway. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hiya! Are any of ye still in Chaiyaphum? Id love to pick your brains for some info.? I will be going to Chaiyaphum in May to teach English and would love to know what hobbies you all have there? It's going to be a bit of a culture shock but I'm really excited to be as immersed in the Thai culture as possible but would love to do some classes like cooking, yoga or meditation and possibly Muay thai but very beginner classes ha, just some things so I don't go crazy when I'm not working! Any help or tips you could give would be appreciated, thanks :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...