The BEST Chiang Mai Resource Links
Chiang Mai is an awesome place and you will come to understand that very quickly. These best Chiang Mai resource links will give you lots of great information about Chiang Mai and will get you connected to the people that will help you in daily life. Slowly I will be sectioning of this article and you will be able to find the information in more categorized and structured layout. The page was created as a resource for all the good local knowledge and groups to find accurate information. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy.
There are so many social groups, the nomad groups, the business groups, the teacher groups and all the rest of the groups you can become a part of. You can be as unsocial or as social as you like. Short term or long term Chiang Mai has plenty to offer. To see some of the social groups in Thailand see my post here!
It’s easy to just ask questions, but maybe your question has been answered already,so make sure to search and see if your question has not been already answered in one of many other Facebook groups about Chiang Mai:
Best Chiang Mai Facebook Groups
General Chiang Mai – I ♥ Chiang Mai Facebook Group (it’s secret, but maybe any cool Chiang Mai people can add you to it) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/290755510935085 – We all love Chiang Mai. There is a great files section with loads of information.
What’s Happening! Check out Chiang Mai Events – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChiangMaiEvents – it’s usually here if it is happening in Chiang Mai.
Current Events Email List – STEVE’S WEEKLY EMAIL
The best Chiang Mai Events Group – http://www.facebook.com/groups/ChiangMaiEvents/
EVERY WEEK EMAIL – There is an email list with all the latest events every Monday – email
firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the list which includes lots of great activities, dinners, events and all the good information. Here is a link to the latest one!
If you have an event – Email all details to Steve at the above address also – date, time, location, cost and other details including Facebook event, contact phone or email.
If you are looking to get setup in Chiang Mai or if you want the hassle taken away from getting the basics done in Chiang Mai – http://www.cmlocals.com/ – The team will look after you.
This is the only place to as visa questions – Thai Visa Advice Group
There’s now a new post – The full list of Nomad Groups – https://www.chiangmaiambassador.com/digital-nomads/
Sak Yant Tattoo
There is only one place to get a Sakyant tattoo or two and that is Sak yant Chiang Mai. Personally tattoos are not for me but I have heard great reports. They are on Facebook also – Sakyant Chiang Mai.
For General Chiang Mai Community resources and second hand stuff head to Chiang Mai Christian Community Classifieds and the Chiang Mai Community Resources.
There is one go to guide for families in Chiang Mai – The Chiang Mai Family Guide and their Facebook Group.
For renting motorbikes – https://www.facebook.com/mangobikesrent – Mark will look after you!
Best Chiang Mai Second Hand Groups
Chiang Mai Community Classifieds – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ccccclassifieds/
Selling/buying things – https://www.facebook.com/groups/2ndhandchiangmai
Buy, Sell, Swap, Free – https://www.facebook.com/groups/bssfcm/
For selling/buying motorcycles – https://www.facebook.com/groups/512883258737603
For selling/buying bicycles – https://www.facebook.com/groups/chiangmaiusedbikesforsale
For apartment/house hunting (sell/buy/rent) – https://www.facebook.com/notes/i-chiang-mai/apartment-recommendations/329224887088147
Best Chiang Mai Teaching Groups
It is an option for long term stay – https://www.facebook.com/groups/134661976708783
Learning Thai Language
Here’s some of the “Basics of Thai“.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/faranglearnthai – This group can be fairly high level.
Otherwise – you can “Learn Thai from a White Guy“
Best Chiang Mai Food
Chiang Mai Foodies – http://www.facebook.com/groups/chiangmaifoodies
Best Chiang Mai Eats – http://www.facebook.com/groups/624398594280154
Eat in Chiang Mai – http://www.facebook.com/groups/1827880487437372
Vegetarian Chiang Mai – http://www.facebook.com/groups/454104704638377
For Bakery goods – YOK – It’s a great store on the super highway. Go to the intersection after Makro going east(anticlockwise), do a U-Turn and it’s on the left 1-2 kms down. http://www.google.com/maps/place/18.791821,99.023067yokinter.com
Couchsurfing in Chiang Mai – https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsCMCS
Chiang Mai Expat Club – https://www.facebook.com/Chiang-Mai-Expats-Club-286223608211692/
Softball Club – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChiangMaiSoftball/
Farangs Chiang Mai – https://www.facebook.com/groups/578027789075015/
Expats Chiang Mai – https://www.facebook.com/groups/102462560217836/
Beach Volleyball – https://www.facebook.com/groups/523747357635428/
Ultimate Frisbee – https://www.facebook.com/groups/cm.ultimate/
Salsa and Dancing – https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsaclubchiangmai/
Best Chiang Mai Accommodation
So before you ask the question about accommodation you can head to my friend, Adrien’s website for some great information and options – http://www.grownupplayground.com/chang-mai-monthly-accommodation/
Basic Accommodations Map
About this map, these are good areas to move into if you are staying longer term and especially if you are more of a digital nomad type. The black circle is Santitham, my area, and monthly accommodation is between 3000-7000 baht. The green circle is Jet Yod, around monthly accommodation is between 4000-12000 baht. The red circle is Nimman, around monthly accommodation is between 5000-15000 baht.
*** You may get cheaper or more expensive but these are averages. I suspect there are over 400 accommodation places in just those 3 circles, so get on a bike and find somewhere you like.
Thanks Google for the map(and the below maps)!!!
The best resource map of Chiang Mai – so many where’s of places to find