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One of the best things about Chiang Mai is that you are never far from nature. Last weekend I went with the kids for a glamping experience by the Wang River in the Panghai area. The Doi Saket district hasn’t really been on my radar much. But after this weekend all that changed.

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.

A very historic destination with many interesting places to visit. River Kwai and Kanchanaburi are so much more than a bridge. It is the story of the Death Railway and hardships during the Second World War, all located in a very stunning landscape. Enjoy some nights at a resort by the river and explore the sites.

View of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos

Legendary and infamous, the official Golden Triangle is today a Geographic location for where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meets. Go here for some nice panoramic views and dig deeper into the history of Opium and smuggling at the opium museums.

Do you want to relax by one of the greatest rivers in the world? Are you on you way to Luang Prabang. Then this is your place to stay.