Ah Bangkok, Thailand. One of the best travel destinations in the world and one of the most densely populated cities in the world as well.
Bangkok has been an attractive travel destination for many reasons.
The city’s rich history and ancient culture in South East Asia has placed amongst the favorites of all time in preference to visit.
The relatively small city is home to over twelve percent of the whole population of Thailand.
The city has experienced unprecedented growth through historical events and economic advantages.
Bangkok, with a history as a major trade post in South East Asia had paved way and set the pace for the city’s growth. Many settlers came to settle and establish businesses in hopes to benefit from the lucrative trade opportunities from all over the world. Trade was what set the stage for the growth of the city.
Soon, as the global economy became more and more interconnected, the city began to accommodate large multinational corporations.
This further made the city an attractive settlement for Thailand citizens for it was a land of promise of prosperity with all the business opportunities arising.
Today, Bangkok still stands as a diverse, richly cultural, and an important economic hub in Asia. Many things attract visitors and expats alike to the wonderful city. Business opportunity, the hustle and bustle of a large metropolitan area, and perhaps most attractive of all, the city’s culture and history.
Living in Bangkok brings a unique fusion of the convenience of modern day living and of the preserved history.
Many expats have chosen Bangkok as their settling destination for these reasons. One of the biggest things to consider as an expat is where to settle.
Properties in Bangkok are one of the most sought after in the world. Because the city is already congested with heavy traffic and poorly planned development, finding the perfect property may be more of a chore here than it is anywhere else.
For expats, the choice is between getting a home that is more permanent than a hotel room and less permanent than purchasing a home.
But of course, this depends on the purpose and plans of the expat.
Properties in Bangkok are available in all sizes and all locations. Though it is difficult to find open properties the closer you get to the heart center of the town, there is plenty more in and around the city.
Generally speaking, because of the city’s condition, properties such as apartments are usually small in size considering the amount of people the city must house.
This is also true in the downtown area. Small apartments are available but usually at a high price due to the cove niece of access that come with the location.
If you plan on avoiding most of the traffic horror, having an apartment in or very close to town is a smart option.
However, there a few downsides with that.
The city’s congested streets and pollution may become a peeve after a while for people who are not used to the atmosphere.
For those who have families or desire larger spaces, it is likely to find the large spaced properties away from the heart of town. For families this is a great thing.
Neighborhoods that are a good distance from town offer quietness, a less busy way of life, and an overall tranquil atmosphere for the family.
This also comes with considerable safety features that would otherwise be lacking if living in or very close to town.