NORTHERN THAILAND

THE MOUNTAINS

Chiang Dao | Chiang Mai | Chiang Rai | Lampang | Pai | Sukhothai

Northern Thailand is best known for its scenic mountain views and cooler temperatures. People flock here to hike, bike, rock climb, raft, see elephants, and golf. It’s famous for the unique hill tribes that live in the mountainsides. It is also easy to access neighboring countries of Laos and Myanmar from this region.

Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Thailand

Doi Inthanon

Chiang Dao Thailand

Chiang Dao

Pai Thailand

Pai

Mae Salong Chiang Rai Thailand

Chiang Rai

THE LATEST ON NORTHERN THAILAND

A Day at an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai

In recent years, Thailand has seen a steady growth in alternative forms of tourist attractions that are more in-line with the environment and natural habits of animals. Near Chiang Mai, there are a lot of elephant sanctuaries open to visitors. Their…

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Experiencing an Authentic Chiang Mai Hill Tribe Tour and Homestay

Even after five years of living in Chiang Mai, this comparatively small Thai city and its surrounding countryside continue to amaze me. Take, for example, the two-day Chiang Mai hill tribe tour and homestay experience I happily crossed off my bucket list…

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Where to Stay in Chiang Mai: Best Hotels, Hostels, & Resorts

We may be a bit biased, but everyone should spend at least a few days in Chiang Mai if they’re coming all the way to Thailand. Here’s a short but solid list of best resorts, hostels, guesthouses, and hotels in of all sorts of styles and budgets. We’ve included a map of…

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10 Places to Escape to During Northern Thailand’s Burning Season

As the cool season gives away to Thailand's burning season, travelers and expats alike are met with the same dilemma they face every year: where should one go to escape the yellow skies and smog-filled air that graces the entire upper half of Thailand? The bad news is...

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Coffee in the Rice Fields at Ban Tai Lue Café

You can't travel around Thailand and not get lost or go on a wild goose chase at least once. That's what happened on my latest road trip around Nan. In the end, my friend and I managed to find what we were looking for: the oh-so-scenic spot known as Ban Tai Lue Café....

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Doi Tung: Mae Fah Luang Garden & Tree Top Walk

During our recent road trip around Chiang Rai province, one of our favorite stops was the Doi Tung Mae Fah Luang Garden. It's one of the most popular attractions in the region, so we couldn't pass it up while we were in town. We also tried out the Doi Tung Tree Top...

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