The beautiful city of Bangkok is one of the most affordable places to live in, offering a vibrant, dynamic, and eclectic lifestyle like no other. Bangkok ranks as the top city in the world for international visitors, both for vacation and business travel, and Forbes voted it the most visited city in the world in 2018!
1. Friendly & Helpful Locals
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. Fashions may come and go, but one thing that Thai’s always wear is a bright smile. They will talk and engage with you, and go all out to help you. From home stays to food markets, Thai hospitality is hard to beat.
2. A Melting Pot of Culture in One City
Little India, China Town, Arab Street, and the western European, Korean, and Japanese enclaves can all be found in the truly multicultural city of Bangkok. The city is a filled to the brim with colorful cultures and communities living together as a whole.
3. A Weather to Die For
Thai’s like to joke that Bangkok has only 3 seasons, “The hot, the hotter, and the HOTTEST.”
The heat in the city usually means that there will be a beautiful blue and sunny sky all year round.
4. Less of A Dent on Your Wallet
The city is still relatively affordable. Going out for dinner, drinks or parties on a regular basis is part of the Bangkok lifestyle!
5. A Time to Salivate on the Food Scene
Thailand is a true food paradise of colorful flavors and delicacies. From Thai food, including spicy papaya salad and Tom Yam Kang, to Chinese, Japanese and western delicacies, Thailand has them all. There is something for every taste in Thailand.
6. Eclectic Nightlife & Breathtaking Skyline
No explanation is needed for this statement. Bangkok’s nightlife is incredibly vibrant. Bangkok is a rapidly evolving city with some dramatic and iconic skyline views. There are numerous rooftop bars and restaurants, and lively nightclubs all over Bangkok. You can party all night long without getting bored!
7. Shopping Paradise
From the gleaming chrome and towering size of modern, air conditional malls to the hustle and bustle of its famous buzzing street markets, Bangkok is a haven for shoppers.
Night markets, train markets, fresh food markets, farmers markets, and weekend markets, Bangkok has them all. The night markets in Bangkok offer a carnival like atmosphere with huge arrays of local goods, snacks and delicacies to browse from.
8. Pampering Yourself with Spas and Massages
Every neighborhood of the capital has a local spa, massage shop or beauty clinic. These allow you to relax and blissfully rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
9. Wonderful Festivals, Celebrations & Holidays
Thailand and Bangkok are a vibrant cultural adventure, with Festivals and Celebrations all year round. Songkran and Loi Krathong are amongst the most famous of these celebrations. In fact, Thailand is ranked in the top 10 countries in the world with the most national holidays.
Despite its sometimes chaotic vibe, Bangkok is generally a safe place both during day and night!
11. Five Star Housing & Hotels
Housing options are incredible in Bangkok, with many condominiums offering luxury facilities such as large pools, fully-equipped gyms and even relaxing lounges. There are loads of hotels from budgeted to the most luxury 5 stars. Expat can purchase any amount of the property with no restriction, be it in the primary or secondary market.
12. Affordable Service
Getting your home cleaned, laundry washed, food delivered and even hiring a cook is surprisingly affordable and common. Feeling like a King or Queen is part of the Bangkok experience.
13. Convenient Transportation
Occasionally heavy traffic can become a bother in the city. However, there is an incredible amount of travel options from Mass Transit (BTS & MRT), Taxi, Motorcycle Taxis, Tuk Tuks, Buses and even Canal Ferries!
14. Easy to Travel (In Thailand and Internationally)
With two international airports (Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi Airport), travelling to other countries or to local destinations (I.e. Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket) for holidays or business is incredibly convenient!
15. Unique Business and Career Opportunities
Bangkok is geographically and economically located in the heart of the fast-paced and booming South East Asian region. Offering ambitious individuals a unique opportunity to thrive and succeed.
Under the EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor) initiative, Thailand has been assigned to drive the country’s investment in up-lifting innovation and advanced technology for future generations. The EEC Development Plan will lead a significant development and transformation of Thailand’s investment and economy. It is providing tons of job opportunities for expact’s across the city.
16. Every Day is an Experience!
Hundreds of thousands of people come to this city and never want to leave. Every day is an experience in Bangkok, and that is why so many call it home. This sense of wonder and belonging cannot be pinned downed to a specific reason. However it is certain that this city offers its residents both Expats and Thais a feeling of pure, simple and unfiltered happiness. You will undoubtedly fall in love with this city!
This article is written by Mandy Chen.