Moving to Thailand’s capital can be quite an undertaking for anyone. From finding a place to live near your work to organizing school drop off and pick up for your kids, you have plenty on your plate if you are moving the whole family to Bangkok. Different areas of the city offer different perks. But wherever you choose to live needs to be above all things convenient. From the River Condo near the Chao Phraya River to the high rises of Silom, there is something for everyone. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when you are choosing an area to live in Bangkok.
The Chatuchak area of Bangkok is a few miles away from the busy downtown area. So for many, it is an ideal place to live if you have a family. There are plenty of places to eat and shop as well the famous weekly market at Chatuchak Market. Over 15,000 stalls are open Friday through Sunday selling everything from clothes and accessories to food, and drinks. Several city parks and green spaces are in the area which are great way to escape the typical Bangkok scenery and breathe some fresh air.
Siam is perfect for families in many ways. For starters you are near some of Bangkok’s largest malls. These malls have shopping centres, grocery stores, museums and even playgrounds for the kids. Full of restaurants, these shopping malls are home to cuisine from all over the world so you’ll never worry about there being something to eat. Many of the bars and nightlife are a ways away from Siam so you don’t have to worry about too much noise in the middle of the night.
Sukhumvit is another popular area of town for several reasons. This large street is along Bangkok’s BTS train system, meaning you never have to worry about being able to get where you need to go. Living near a train stop can really be helpful when you need to get somewhere quickly and don’t want to wait in traffic. Also the Dinosaur Planet Theme Park in the area is always a big hit with the kids.
Wherever you decide to move you and your family is sure to consider all options before you final decision. Consider where your kids will be attending school as well as where you will be working before you buy.