Chiang Mai

👥 Population: 127,000

🕑 Time Zone: UTC +7

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and is surrounded by mountains. It is a compact city that has become a major hub for people working remotely. From modern cafes, to shopping malls and night markets, Chiang Mai offers a lot in a relatively small space.


The climate in Chiang Mai is tropical with consistently warm to hot weather throughout the year, and two seasons: dry and rainy. Average yearly temperature is 30°C.

Getting around

Uber available

❌ no, use Blacklane, Grab and local taxis instead.

From airport

Chiang Mai Airport

Taxi: With the airport taxi outside of the terminal it takes 15 minutes from the airport to the city. Prices start at ฿100.

Car rentals: Car rental options


Methods: Songthaew/RodDaeng (red trucks), tuk tuks, taxi

Where to live

Old City: Walkable area steeped in history. Popular amongst backpackers and has Everything that you could want; restaurants, bars and ample opportunities for shopping. Plenty of dining options, from higher-end restaurants to street stalls. Good for all budgets.

Night Bazaar Area & Riverside: Popular amongst tourists and good for first timers. Great for shopping and dining. Night Bazaar area is good for all budgets, moving slightly more upscale as you get closer to Riverside.

Nimmanhaemin: More of a small city feel, has a shopping centre and more of a modern feel. Plenty of dining options and nightlife. Suitable for people wanting a more upscale experience as well as travellers on a budget.

Temporary accommodation



A 1 bedroom place typically costs between ฿7,000 and ฿15,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between ฿10,000 and ฿30,000 per month.

In a lot of Asia you can often find cheaper prices on Agoda, so check them out to compare.



JingJai Market Chiang Mai

Friday Morning Market

Ton Lam Yai Market

Monday Farmers Market




Big C

Convenience stores


Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space


Prices are from ฿2,499 per month.