As a foreigner in Thailand, you are limited to owning properties and businesses, but there are exceptions when it comes to condos. As such, purchasing a condo is a popular option for many foreigners in Thailand, whether they are looking to live there full time, or use it as their holiday home. If you are thinking of purchasing a condo in sunny Thailand, here are some of the most popular places for foreigners to buy, and the reasons they are so popular.
Bangkok is very popular with people visiting Thailand, mainly because they first arrive at the city`s airport so that most people will spend at least a couple of days here. The transport system is excellent, as well as hospitals and health care, you are spoilt for choice with restaurants and bars, as well as for shopping. There is plenty to see and do around the city, and the nightlife never seems to end. However, it can be an assault on the senses if you are not used to it, so Bangkok is not to everyone’s choice.
Phuket is another area which many foreigners purchase condos, with a wide variety of standards and prices of Phuket condos for sale available. Living in Phuket, you get the benefits of living in a large cosmopolitan city, but with the bonus of being near to the beaches and nature. Having so much natural beauty on your doorstep makes it a lot easier to cope with than living in Bangkok.
If you prefer the mountains to the sea, then you may wish to consider purchasing a condo in Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. Chiang Mai is much smaller than Bangkok, but there is still plenty to see and do when you are there, including plenty of nature to enjoy. The one drawback to living in Chiang Mai is that the smog can be terrible during February and April, so it is not for everyone. However, when the air is clear, and the weather is nice, it is as beautiful as anywhere else in Thailand.
Hua Hin is another coastal town in Thailand off the Gulf of Thailand, and is a popular lace for many expats to relocate to. It is about three hours drive from Bangkok, so getting there is easy if you need to, and there is plenty of things to see and do to keep you entertained. Hua Hin was the first royal holiday home, which means it is also popular with Thai holiday makers, and there is plenty of history for you to explore when you are there.
These are a few of the most popular places for foreigners to purchase a condo in Thailand, but you will want to do your research before jumping in with both feet. For more information on the purchase process in Thailand for foreigners, click here for everything that you need to know.