Chiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand and one of the most popular choices as a coliving destination in Southeast Asia. Even as the largest city in the north, Chiang Mai is only home to roughly 130,000 registered residents within the city itself but many digital nomads from all over the world call Chiang Mai home and for many good reasons too. People are enticed here because of the incredible food, jungle feels once out of the immediate city, the bustling nightlife, an extensive outdoor scene and the cheap cost of living. Chiang Mai is rich in its history and culture. If you’re looking for a place to start off as a remote worker, this may be the experience of a lifetime.
Many people's first thought of Chiang Mai may be the “Old City”. The original city has an ancient defensive wall built around a man-made moat to keep people away. A beautiful sight to see, to say the least. This incredible city also has over 300 Buddhist temples that are not just in the Old City but in the new city as well.
Chiang Mai has so much more to offer than just temples. From world-renowned restaurants and busy night markets to artsy cafes and amazing live music. This is what makes Chiang Mai a hub for remote workers to call home. On top of all this Chiang Mai has a reasonable cost of living as well, which will not break the bank. If you’re looking for a welcoming, reasonably-priced city for your next coliving experience, then this may be the perfect spot for you.
Here are some fun facts about Chiang Mai:
- Chiang Mai is surrounded by over 70% forests and vegetation, making this a great outdoors place for an adventure enthusiasts
- Nearly 80% of the locals in this region were born and raised in Chiang Mai, giving off a real sense of northern culture
- Wat Prah That Doi Suthep is Chiang Mai’s most famous temple - it rests high up on a hill that can be seen from all over the city
- The locals refer Chiang Mai as the Northern Capital and it is Thailand’s second-largest city with a population of approximately half a million