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JimmyJ    186

Planning to visit Thailand for the 1st time in a few months to explore an area to move to from the USA.

 

Thought that Chang Mai seemed like the place - cooler temperatures, hiking, nature, etc., but the air condition seems out of control and almost year round (as per the thread in this forum about it).

 

What alternatives can you suggest please?

 

(Chang Rai better)?

 

 

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JimmyJ    186
24 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

The air pollution is only a problem for about a 6 week period and in Chiang Rai too... 

 

 

 

Are you currently living in Chang Mai?

 

Is the thread below incorrect?

 

Numerous posts discussing serious air problems almost year round.

 

 

 

 

" Some of where you might want to locate will depend on how quickly you make adjustments away from Western habits, like food and movies etc... "

 

I've always loved Thai food (vegetarian).

Download movies from the net - haven't been inside a movie theater in a decade.

 

 

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daveAustin    8,604

Escaping the Don are we? :tongue:

 

Lived there for many years. Outside the smokey season, it is no worse than any big city in Thailand. CRai has the same smoke problem at the same time, just quieter. Have a look at Loei

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kenk24    2,417
51 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

 

Are you currently living in Chang Mai?

 

Is the thread below incorrect?

 

Numerous posts discussing serious air problems almost year round.

 

 

 

 

" Some of where you might want to locate will depend on how quickly you make adjustments away from Western habits, like food and movies etc... "

 

I've always loved Thai food (vegetarian).

Download movies from the net - haven't been inside a movie theater in a decade.

 

 

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Hi Jimmy -- sorry, I don't have the time to read a long thread... there is a smoky season... and it effects most of Northern Thailand. The season can run as long as about 2 months, with much of it being not that bad... it can get really bad for a couple of weeks... with the yellow air and decreased visibility and you feel like you can almost see the particles in the air... but, most of the year, for a city that size, it is fine.

 

when the air gets bad, it makes a nice opportunity for a beach vacation... 

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swissie    2,377
2 hours ago, Happy Grumpy said:

Kanchanaburi. 

 

OP prefers "cooler temperatures". Kancha is not the place then.


A "hot spot" in the true sense of the word.
For some topographical/meteorological reasons, a refreshing "breeze" to make the heat more bearable is extremely rare.
No place for the OP.
Cheers.

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dotpoom    4,289
12 hours ago, Happy Grumpy said:

Kanchanaburi. 

Seriously......you took the words right out of my mouth.

 

Sorry...I just realized it was ...Kamphangphet I was thinking of.

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Trujillo    924

Not to be rude, but the OP should do some actual research, not just look at a few ThaiVisa threads. Your understanding of the situation here and in the region is seriously flawed to begin with. I'm not even sure why you would pick Thailand, but that's off topic. 

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AGLV0121    64

I'd suggest Mukdahan. Pollution close to nil. Cooler climate. Few mountains though, but one south east overlooking the Mekong river.

Otherwise Kanchanaburi, much closer to Bangkok ( and all possible meetups - see www.meetup.com)

 

Nice  mountain view: Mae Sot.  Pai. Quality of air in the north: Fang,  and my favorite place: Chiang Dao.

 

HTH

 

 

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ronjomtien    10

Lived Chiang Mai for 3 years, burning season is 2 months, horrible. The rest of the year is 100 Fahrenheit, and worst of all, no beachfront. Best place is Jomtien next to pattaya. Do your research.

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