Northern Thailand Travel Guide
Plan Your Northern Thailand Vacation
Northern Thailand begins where the flat rice-growing countryside above Bangkok rises slowly to the mountains that border Myanmar and Laos. It's a vast region of Thailand, about the size of the state of Kentucky, that bears striking geographic and cultural differences from the south. The mountains that are the distinguishing feature of the north contribute to the region's distinctly different character, protecting its mostly rural people, and particularly its hill tribes, from too rapid an advance of outside influences.
Northern Thailand has the full range of accommodation, from simple guesthouses to five-star resorts. Optimistic prognoses by... read more
Northern cuisine differs significantly from cuisine in the rest of Thailand, although most restaurants serve both. You'll... read more
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Natural Wonders: Northern Thailand means mountains. Beyond Chiang Mai, they rise to the borders of Myanmar and Laos,... Read more
To most foodies, the north of Thailand is the country's most interesting culinary hotbed (and take that literally!). The distinctive... Read more
As late as 1939, northern Thailand was a semiautonomous region of Siam, with a history rich in tales of kings, queens, and princes... Read more
The Padaung tribe, a subdivision of the Karen, in Myanmar, is known primarily for its women, many of whom extend their necks to... Read more
On the full moon of the 12th lunar month, when the tides are at their highest and the moon at its brightest, the Thais head to the... Read more
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