Northern Thailand offers many great add-on destinations to Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand offers many great add-on destinations to Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand offers much in the way of culture, ethnic diversity, nature-based activities and rich history. Its largest city Chiang Mai has long been one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, and there is a choice of surrounding provinces that make for great add-on visits. Bordering Myanmar and Lao PDR. to the west, north and east, the region comprises 17 provinces. Along with Chiang Mai, these are Chiang Rai,…

An intriguing, exciting blend of ancient and modern Lanna is rising in Chiang Rai

An intriguing, exciting blend of ancient and modern Lanna is rising in Chiang Rai

Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, bordering Myanmar to the north and Lao PDR. to the east, boasts a dramatic landscape of mountains, rivers and forests, an ethnic diversity in its people including those of hilltribe and Chinese lineage, and a strong Lanna identity that can be seen in its architecture, art, language, music and cuisine. The Golden Triangle viewpoint in Chiang Saen While the cultural essence of this identity…