This part of the article is written for people who have put away a decent amount of savings in their bank account and now seek to make an intelligent investment. It is also for people who want to settle down in their favourite Thai neighborhood to start a life, or people who want to retire here, or people who simply want to have a holiday residence.
Before arrival: Ask other travelers for reference. For example, if you’re traveling to Chiang Mai City, go on Facebook and do a quick search for Facebook groups on Chiang Mai and join the group.
Yes, I know it’s the law that restricts foreigners owning land outright, but why is that? By the way, this is not just Thailand that restricts foreigners from owning 100% of a land; this applies to many other Asian countries as well.
Thailand has several different types of accommodation where visitors can stay and live. They can cost as little as ฿200 THB ($6) per night for a shared hostel or dorm room, or as much as ฿10,000 THB ($300) per night for a 5-star luxury hotel next to the beach.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of different ways to send or transfer money to Thailand. In this chapter, I’ll only cover some of the most popular options and at the end of the chapter; I’ll tell you which option I have used exclusively for the past two years during my stay in Thailand.
Yes, it is illegal to work in any form in Thailand as well as volunteering. Picking up a camera and making videos inside Thailand is considered work regardless if you monetize your websites or YouTube channel. Do not panic, because this is a bit complicated and this issue is not as black or white as some may want you to believe.
First, let’s look at other things or laws that are illegal in Thailand but not being enforced by the Thai authority.
When it comes to street food, you want to try to eat from reputable street vendors that have constant customers coming in and know that your stomach might need to get used to new bacteria when you come to a new country like Thailand.
Your food options will be based on where you decide to reside. If you picked to reside in the countryside of Thailand, you can anticipate to eat mostly Thai food.
In recent years, there have been increases in the education standard in Thailand. Teachers are required to complete TEFL training or to be a licensed teacher.
The Kingdom of Thailand is a vast and diverse nation that has a little bit of everything. To make the most of your time here, you can visit a city like Bangkok, travel to the southern islands in Phuket or the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, and to the North East to the Isaan region or to the cooler temperature of the north in Chiang Mai.