These days many people are leaving Bangkok for the provinces. There are several reasons for this. Retirees head out of the city because they want to live where life is simpler and expenses lower. Others who are still working, uncertain about the situation in Bangkok, buy land in the countryside for the future.
THE GREEN MILES: A growing number of young city workers are looking to the countryside for a quieter pace of life and because of uncertainties in Bangkok.
There are also those who are drawn to the idea of farming. Many of them were originally from the provinces, went to Bangkok to work, discovered that they did not like it there, and returned home. But perhaps more interesting are the ones who were born and raised in Bangkok and decided to leave. These are often young men and women with good jobs who buy land in less built-up areas and then begin farming at the subsistence level in accordance with His Majesty the King's sufficiency economy philosophy.