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.
This small town has surprisingly great seafood and a very pretty coastline. See where to stay and eat during your stay in Chumphon.
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.
In San Patong outside Chiang Mai you can see one of the most impressive private collections of dolls in the world.
Travel tips to Khao Sok, evergreen forest and the most scenic lake in Thailand.