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Over 90,000 expats currently live in Bangkok. The city has quickly become a vibrant, expat-friendly metropolis and is considered the gateway to Thailand and all of Southeast Asia. With a never-ending list of things to do, foods to eat, culture to absorb, modern luxuries, ancient traditions and places to visit…all at a wallet-friendly price range, Bangkok is a top 10 global destination. Join the 1,500 people from all over the world who have relocated to Bangkok to work at Agoda!
Why I love living in Bangkok
Why I love living in Bangkok
All the amazing food, and the option to have it delivered to your doorstep at any time of day! Also, as a parent - the opportunity to get help in the house and with child care which allows for more flexibility in both work and social life. Last but not least; proximity to some great travel destinations.
Definitely the uniqueness of the city which can't be found anywhere else in the world. There are a lot of places to explore and discover, either street food stalls or small coffee shops hidden in the small streets. Not to forgot there's always something happening in Bangkok. And if you need a break from busy city life, it's easy to change the scenery to beautiful beaches down south or mountain views up north.
Thailand is such a ideal place where you can enjoy different life styles at the same time. If Bangkok is such a developed and active city where you can have almost everything you need for busy lifestyle, you can also find the calm and green vibe in the Noth such as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, or sunny summer beaches in the South like Phuket, Koh Phangan and many more.
Bangkok is a vibrant city filled with wonderful people, food, and culture. I always say if it exists anywhere in the world it exists in Bangkok. It is a unique place that radiates energy. Not to mention being located here gives you opportunities to experience amazing places outside of Bangkok both within in Thailand and throughout Asia.
Bangkok is an incredibly dynamic city. From modern skyscrapers sitting next to traditional dwellings, to streetside bowls of noodles and world-class restaurants, there’s always an interesting alley to check out, historical site to investigate, and plate of food to enjoy. And then there’s the Thai people, whose smiles are infectious and welcoming.
Having lived in India and London, I think that Bangkok combines the best of both worlds – a good mix of the east and west. I’ve found here a diverse international culture, very warm people, and an easy lifestyle. Being a vegetarian, I’m surprised by the variety of food options I’ve indulged in. Outside of the bustling city life of Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most beautiful holiday spots – perfect for avid travelers like me. I feel there’s never been a dull moment in Bangkok – at or outside of work!
Thailand is a wonderful place for a festival lover like me. Each province has unique festivals that provide you with opportunities to appreciate their cultures and traditions. Being based in Bangkok gives me easy access to such festivals. Also, you can easily meet a bunch of international friends here in Bangkok. I enjoy hanging out with them and exchanging views with them.
Thailand is located at the heart of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula
and composes of 76 provinces.
Thailand is located at the heart of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula and composes of 76 provinces.
Thailand has gained worldwide recognition for the quality of its healthcare, and ranks in the top ten for countries with the best healthcare systems.
Bangkok has very modern healthcare clinics and hospitals, in both public and private sectors. Best services are provided at private hospitals, which boast state-of-the art facilities and technology, internationally trained doctors and multilingual staff.
Thailand is located between vast areas of land and water, so it is impacted by both the summer and winter monsoons.
As a result, Thailand’s weather consists of six months of rainfalls during the wet season, three months of dry and cooling breezes during the winter, and three months of heat during the summer. The average temperature in Thailand ranges from 18 to 38°C.
There are approximately 70 million people living in Thailand, half of which live in urban cities.
The Thai Baht “THB” is the national currency.
Some companies, including Agoda, can sponsor your visa to work in Thailand. Once you have accepted a job offer with Agoda, the Onboarding team will reach out to you with details about upcoming steps; the most important of which is to prepare for the visa process and get you set up in our internal systems.
The visa process duration depends on various factors such as your nationality and where you’re currently based, but will generally take 6-8 weeks. Once you have arrived in Bangkok, you will have some time to settle into your temporary accommodation before your first day.
Bangkok has one of the best healthcare services in the world that rivals that of top Asian and European healthcare systems and is generally considered safer than most European and American major cities. Boasting high-end modern amenities along with reliable public transport, Bangkok is the most visited city in the world.
Bangkok offers variety of accommodation options and areas to fit all lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for spacious 3 bedroom houses closer to nature or cozy 28 sqm studios downtown, Bangkok covers it all.
For those relocating with family and children, Bangkok has a multitude of international schools with qualified British & American curriculums to explore along with wide-ranged tuition fees.
Food & Culture:
Bangkok is world renowned for its vibrant traditions; a cultural mecca with endless things to do, see, explore, eat, and drink. From exploring ancient temples to reasonably-priced Michelin starred rooftop restaurants, there is never a dull moment when you explore Bangkok’s bustling streets.