Assets of Chiang Mai :
- Low cost of living
- Powerful mixed cultural experience
- Close to Nature
Perfect Sized City
Everybody has their own personal taste of course, but many would probably agree that Chiang Mai hits a sweet spot by being small enough to get around easily and yet large enough to contain many of the features that make a city great. There are many modern shopping centers, cinemas, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. As a popular tourist destination, Chiang Mai is always teeming with life.
Cultural and Natural Experiences Await
Chiang Mai holds many opportunities for personal growth and learning for those who are interested. One of the truly great aspects of living in Chiang Mai is how quickly you can go for a drive in any direction out of town and soon find yourself surrounded by nature. One favorite spot for those looking for a little greenery is to drive up the mountain located right on the western edge of the city. Follow the forested road up past the popular temple to arrive at hill tribe villages, scenic lookouts, and a royal vacation palace featuring impressive gardens.
Chiang Mai was once the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. What makes the city so unique is that it is a walled city. Meaning to say, the entire historical center is surrounded by a wall, some of which still remains to this day. Although a lot of the wall has deteriorated over the years, the moat surrounding the wall is still fully intact. Chiang Mai is also located on the Ping River which has made it a historically important location for trade and commerce for many years.