Northern Thailand Map

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Extending up towards the Myanmar and Laos borders, northern Thailand is the least developed part of the country and offers the chance to enjoy traditional Thai culture & rugged scenery.

To the north-west the plains of central Thailand give way to hills, mountains & rainforest with a network of streams, lakes, rivers & waterfalls (especially during wet season). Popular adventure travel activities include trekking, cycling, rafting & elephant rides through the jungle, with most travelers starting from Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai.

The north-east, known as Isaan is largely agricultural & less visited. Many visitors make their way through this region en-route to Laos overland, passing through the border town of Nong Khai before crossing to Vientiane.

North Thailand Activities & Destinations | Trekking, Cycling, Culture and More

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Trekking amongst hill tribe villages & mountains

Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai

Ancient city & capital of the north

Kanchanaburi Thailand


See the River Kwai & WW2 memorials

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