Thailand Visa Options: did I Make a Mistake in not getting the Thailand language visa when I first arrived in Chiang Mai? Looking back now, I really should have gotten the Thai education visa for the language. Although I recommend and fully enjoyed being on the Hand 2 Hand Combat Visa, the language visa would have been a lot more useful to me. You can get by on English in Chiang Mai with ease but the longer you stay here, the more you want to connect and communicate with the Thai people. I think you never really feel at home in Thailand until you learn the language. Chiang Mai is fine speaking English for the short-term traveller but as I've reached 2 years here, I really do wish I started with the language visa.
Walk-About Wayne video.