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Once a year the city of Yasothon is put on the map for its famous rocket festival. Once the bamboo rockets were made by monks. Now there is a competition in the area for the best and strongest rockets. This event is going on in the countryside as well. The point is to get generous amounts of water for the rice season.

Chiang Mai is definitely in itself worth a few days of sightseeing but if you are longing to get out, experience nature and fet away from the city scene. Here are some suggestions of highlights outside the city.

Wat Ban Den is to say the least a very overwhelming temple. When I first came home from the visit there I couldn’t figure out what to write about it. Since it resembles the Blue Temple in Chiang Rai a bit but still meets typical Lanna Tradition and then blends Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Am I in Myanmar, China or Thailand. Well the result is amazing. And you need to see with your own eyes.

Some tips for good coffee shops and accommodation in Mae Kampong. A well preserved heritage in Chiang Mai.

Phu Chi Fa offers the best views of the sea of mist in Thailand. See where to stay and enjoy pictures from this beautiful spot.

The reasons for why I started writing and sharing travel tips online. When Covid 19 struck the travel industry I found myself with too much time. So a restart for me when it comes to blogging.

Sakura in Chiang Mai!!? Really? Yes, it is happening but here as in Japan timing is important.