The old capital of the Lanna Kingdom – Chiang Rai has more to offer than many people expect. Once a base for hiking and exploring the most Northern part of Thailand. Now, it has some remarkable attractions. A good place to start is to follow the art route and see some of the country’s most spectacular temples. Read more about the colourful temples of Chiang Rai.
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.
On your way to Koh Samui? Or just fancy staying in a really charming southern town for some authentic South curries and local life. Give Surat Thani 24 hours of your journey.
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.
Phayao is a kind of forgotten, of the beaten track town. It has a pleasant lake and nice mountain scenery. Enjoy local activities in the park at night.
Sri – Poom road and Chang Puak area has a lot of great sights in short walking distance. Eat Khao Soi at Khun Yais or have a devil’s mocha at Into the Woods and explore some unique temples in Chiang Mai. History, street art and great food all in the same area.
Koh Talu is a great choice if you long for white sand beaches and turquoise water relatively near Hua Hin. Famous for coral and turtle conservation projects it also has a good reputation for sustainability.
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.