Live and Work in Thailand

World-class infrastructure blends with vibrant cultural heritage and stunning scenery in one of the world’s most established hubs for remote workers.

From the southern beaches to the bustling metropolitan city of Bangkok, and the relaxing mountainous north, Thailand is the perfect base for an extended workation or vacation. It’s long been a favorite of digital nomads and remote workers for many reasons: the infrastructure is excellent, living is affordable, and there’s so much to explore and eat once you’re done with work for the day.


Why Thailand?

World-class infrastructure, affordable living

Thailand is renowned as a world-class international hub for travelers, so there’s excellent infrastructure already in place. This includes technical amenities like ample Wi-fi wherever you go, and an inviting variety of cafés and coworking spaces – making it easy to set up desk and work from anywhere. Living costs like food and housing are affordable too, making longer stays an enticing option for both domestic and international travelers alike.

World-class infrastructure, affordable living

Thailand is renowned as a world-class international hub for travelers, so there’s excellent infrastructure already in place. This includes technical amenities like ample Wi-fi wherever you go, and an inviting variety of cafés and coworking spaces – making it easy to set up desk and work from anywhere. Living costs like food and housing are affordable too, making longer stays an enticing option for both domestic and international travelers alike.

Incredible natural beauty

It’s no secret that Thailand’s sandy, azure-sea beaches, hugged by its majestic, dramatic cliffs, are some of the most beautiful in the world. In addition to the magnificent coastline, the country also has some 140 national parks, from the serene mountains and waterfalls of Phu Kradueng in northern Thailand, to the central forests of Khao Yai and Kui Buri, and the majestic Khao Sok in southern Thailand.

Incredible natural beauty

It’s no secret that Thailand’s sandy, azure-sea beaches, hugged by its majestic, dramatic cliffs, are some of the most beautiful in the world. In addition to the magnificent coastline, the country also has some 140 national parks, from the serene mountains and waterfalls of Phu Kradueng in northern Thailand, to the central forests of Khao Yai and Kui Buri, and the majestic Khao Sok in southern Thailand.

Rich cultural heritage

Thailand is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the centuries-old Sukhothai Kingdom with its exquisite temples, and the astounding cultural artifacts of Ban Chiang that date back to the Bronze Age. Well known as the , “The Land of Smiles”, Thailand is famed for its warm local hospitality and vibrant cultural festivals for all to enjoy. Plan your trip ahead of time and join the incredible celebrations at Songkran, the world’s largest water fights that take place across the country every April, or Loy Krathong in November where people launch candlelit floats on waterways throughout the country. Lastly, Thailand is of course known the world over for its delicious local cuisine, making it a foodie's paradise.

Rich cultural heritage

Thailand is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the centuries-old Sukhothai Kingdom with its exquisite temples, and the astounding cultural artifacts of Ban Chiang that date back to the Bronze Age. Well known as the , “The Land of Smiles”, Thailand is famed for its warm local hospitality and vibrant cultural festivals for all to enjoy. Plan your trip ahead of time and join the incredible celebrations at Songkran, the world’s largest water fights that take place across the country every April, or Loy Krathong in November where people launch candlelit floats on waterways throughout the country. Lastly, Thailand is of course known the world over for its delicious local cuisine, making it a foodie's paradise.

Travel longer in Thailand

Bangkok

Relish city life in this buzzing capital hub, which frequently tops global lists of best destinations for digital nomads.
The Anonymous Townhouse - Isaan
Appartement Hobbit au cœur animé de Bangkok.
Vue imprenable sur la rivière au cœur de BKK à 5 min/train

Phuket

Embrace “sabai”, the Thai word for a state of blissful relaxation, in this vibrant island destination with a delightful old town and beautiful palm-lined beaches.
Paradis trouvé : Villa Bliss de 2 chambres à Rawai
Central Phuket, Shopping, Nice Pool et espace vert
Villa avec lit King Size et vue sur la mer

Chiang Mai

Base yourself in this vibrant city of art and culture in northern Thailand with galleries, cafes, and glorious nature and historical sites aplenty.
Appartement de 2 chambres, 90 m ², 15e étage - Nimman
Astra Sky River High floor, 2 chambres 51 Ż Walkable Night Bazaar/Old City
The Astra Sky River Chiang Mai Downtown Top Apartment Suite/Double Balcon Mountain View Room/Gymnasium/Gym/Piscine à débordement/Près de la vieille ville

Koh Pha-ngan

Ko Pha-Ngan is just a short ferry ride away from Ko Samui, surrounded by several islands and beautiful ocean.
Villa de luxe avec piscine de 2 chambres avec vue sur la mer et le coucher du soleil
The Lion House - Hidden Jungle Oasis
*Nouvelle villa privée avec piscine.

Practical Information & Useful Links

  • Timezone: GMT +7
  • Weather: Tropical
  • Visa information: You can find visa information here (Smart Visa) and here (Long-term resident Visa); more information about all visas here (main page)
  • Tax information: Please see here for more tax information for the long-term visa
  • Phone and internet: You can get a SIM card at the Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket International airports, or at convenience stores downtown
  • Language and communication: Thai is the national language, but English is widely spoken in the big cities. Here are some basic words and phrases to help you.
  • Useful apps to download: You'll find a round-up of 10 super-helpful apps here
  • Thai etiquette: Read the Tourism Authority of Thailand's guide to local etiquette here.
  • Thailand Live work and leisure: Get the latest information on how to work remotely from Thailand from the fastest growing online community here
  • Airbnb Experiences in Thailand

    Thaïlande
    Cuisinez thaï dans mon atelier culinaire
    Thaïlande
    Découvrez la ville historique d'Ayutthaya, classée par l'UNESCO
    Thaïlande
    Préservez la forêt et ses gibbons
    In partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand
    In partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand

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