Why digital nomads go to Chiang Mai

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Digital Nomads

Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai is the country’s second most-visited city; this is a great place to relax after the chaos of Bangkok. Chiang Mai has a lot in its favour for tourists and travellers and especially digital nomads. With the centre of town packed with excellent restaurants, temples and markets. Known as the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand, second in importance only to Bangkok.

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Nimman area of Chiang Mai 

There are lots of places to stay in Chiang Mai, but most digital nomads stay around this area. One of the reasons why it is so popular is that it is close to PunSpace. Punspace Nimman offers vibrant and creative work environment close to many popular coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, as well as to banks and convenience stores.

The courtyard in the front lets you relax during break of work. The Nimmanhaemin area is a fairly trendy area with boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and galleries, there are several Japanese restaurants in the area. You can get some very lovely food there without paying the earth.

Nimman is jam packed with coffee shops, teahouses, wine bars, sushi joints, live music restaurants, art and craft shops, gyms, trendy clothes store, boutiques and a cinema. With around 50 restaurants and 40 coffee shops as well as several co-working spaces, its no wonder why digital nomads are flocking to Chiang Mai.

Nimmanhemin and its surrounding area forms Chiang Mai’s rapidly growing chic quarter of town, known as Nimmanhemin or commonly known as Nimman. Located on the west side of the city in Suthep district near the foot of the mountain. 

Tha Phae Gate area of Chiang Mai tha-phae-gate

Chiang Mai has its heart in the old city with its many Buddhist temples; the old city is surrounded by a moat, which still has water in it. And in the centre of the four boundaries of the old city are the four original Gates.

Tha Phae Gate on the east side is close to Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar area. The Tha Phae Gate dates back to the beginning of Mang Rai Dynasty (1296-1558 A.D.).

 

punspace-coworking-chiang-mai-3Punspace has another co-working space located at Tha Phae Gate, so this is also a popular area where digital nomads stay. Inside Tha Phae Gate you will find a quieter part of Chiang Mai, filled with cheap restaurants, nice Coffee shops and beautiful temples.

Many other digital nomads have there own coffee shops that they use, rather than co-working with others which can be a distracted. It all depends on your character and what your needs are. Others benefit with the digital nomad community being around you as you benefit from their help and knowledge.

Many digital nomads meet up in the evening for drinks and meals, which can be nice when you are away from your home country. Below is a short list of co-working spaces in Chiang Mai, but due to the popularity the spaces are ever growing and even coffee shops are rising to the demands of digital nomads.

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Co-Working spaces in Chaing Mai

  • Punspace Nimman: 14 Siri Mangkalajarn Lane 11, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • StarWork Chiangmai: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
  • Punspace Tha Phae Gate: 7/2 Rachadamnoen Road, Soi 4, Prasingha, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
    MANA Co-working & Reading space: 28/12 Nimman Hemin Road. | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200,Thailand
  • C.A.M.P (Maya Mall): 5th Floor Maya Mall, Corner of Huay Kaew Road and Super Highway
  • Coworking Café: Along The Ping River near Super Highway