If you have decided on Thailand retirement, you would do yourself an injustice if you did not consider Chiang Rai. Our newest shopping center, Central Plaza, has just about everything you would find in your local mall.  There are two government hospitals and 4 private hospitals.  As for restaurants, we have Thai, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, American, Italian, Korean and Japanese.

Welcome to Retire in Thailand’s Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is the northernmost large city in Thailand. Chiang Rai is a beautiful, peaceful and comfortable place to retire. If you are a nature lover and want a quiet, laid back retirement without the traffic jams of Chiang Mai and other large cities in Thailand and without the sweltering heat of the south Chiang Rai is the place for you.

Chiang Rai is considered to be the coolest city in the country. The average temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius during spring and it might go up to 35 degrees in summer then drops to 20 degrees in winter. More often than not, it rains for only about an hour and usually in the afternoon in rainy season. If you prefer cooler weather, Chiang Rai is the best choice. But if you like hot weather, Chiang Rai also has that for you in summer from April to August. On average Chiang Rai is 5-10 degrees cooler than the southern cities and we actually enjoy four seasons.

Thailand is considered to be one of the cheapest countries to live and Chiang Rai is the cheapest city in Thailand.  Therefore Chiang Rai is one of the cheapest cities on the planet.