Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and has a population of 8.4 million people and most of the municipal employees work in the CBD areas that are now expanding to the Silom; Sukhumvit; and Sathorn areas. Sukhumvit has popular properties, and locations that are close to commercial buildings near Emporium, a large luxurious mall for shopping; Terminal 21, a group of “mixed-use” complexes, and “Centralworld”, a shopping mall.
Bangkok is known to have some of the hottest weather in the world and is renowned for its food; especially its unique street food stalls and its busy nightlife and thriving cabaret scene. The city is home to two large airports, Suvarnabhumi being the main international airport of the city, with flights coming in and out from all over the world. The airport is linked to a world-class rail system known as the MRT (underground rail) and BTS (sky train).
Real estate market in Bangkok is divided into several popular areas. Access to the workplace is the main factor of popularity in a region With Bangkok’s affordable prices and variety of living styles, more and more expats are looking to move here every year. Bangkok has several different residential options, with condominium or apartment living being the most popular. The city is forever expanding upwards, because of this the number of properties available on the market is constantly increasing. Other property options in Bangkok that are popular are residential houses. Although houses are a lot rarer in the city and are usually found a little further out of the center in what is called a residential village. These properties are usually a little larger and are closely linked with the transport systems of Bangkok. Another option that is popular is townhouses.
Budget accommodation is located mainly in the center of Phra Khanong, outside of the center of Huang Kwan, or on the other side of the Choa Phraya River. Here you will find condominiums and homes ranging from Thai homes to contemporary and elegant homes
The standard of living in Bangkok depends on where you are and what type of lifestyle you are looking for. The city is scattered with many large shopping malls, that afford all the comforts from home. Sukhumvit is amongst one of the most popular areas for expats to take residence as it has a little bit of everything, Shopping malls, street food, restaurants, and a nightlife scene.
The BTS sky train and MRT underground train, run all through the city which makes getting around easy and affordable. The city also has an abundance of taxis and tuk-tuks on the roads but make sure to negotiate a price before getting into a tuk-tuk and that your taxi driver turns on the meter, or you could be charged an inflated fare.
There are several different visa options for Thailand and the country can be entered on a 30-day visa exemption that can be extended by another 30 days, by visiting an immigration office in the area you are staying. There are also options for applying for a longer visa from your home country.
If you are looking to stay in Thailand a little longer, another option is the ‘Thailand Condominium investment visa’. In order to obtain a Thailand Condominium visa, you must invest 10 million Baht into Thailand (Baht is the local currency in Thailand). The 10 million Baht does not have to be invested into one condominium; it could be invested into several properties and some into a Thai bank account to hit the 10 million mark.
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