10 Outstanding Provinces In Northern Thailand

Bangkok and surrounding areas are famous tourist attractions. However, if you want to try something new and unique, let’s go a little distance to the north of the country. Here, you can learn a lot of interesting things. These 10 following sites are highly suggested to visit. The travel is easy and the cost is also suitable for most of the people. 10 Outstanding Provinces In Northern Thailand : 


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The city is associated with the historical period of the Lanna kingdom. Today, there are also a plenty of relics. If you have the opportunity to come here, you will better understand the daily life of the ancient people of Thailand. The city is located in the forests. Therefore, it is not hard to find a house built of wood around here. Moreover, you should visit Khum Chao Luang which is the site of the ancient city, where the King and Queen of Thailand lived.

Mae Hong Son

Northern Thailand

Although Mae Hong Son belongs to Thailand, you will feel that you are in another country. Located next to the Myanmar border, the city of Mae Hong Son is a popular and unique tourist destination in Thailand. Climbing is the most popular activity here. Therefore, visitors can enjoy new feelings and memorable experiences. Su Tong Pae bamboo bridge, Tham Pla fish cave and Pha Sua waterfall are beautiful landscapes you will come across while hiking. This trip may last about 4 days.


Northern Thailand

It used to be a bustling city under the reign of the Lanna kingdom. Nan just merged into Thailand in 1931. Here, tourists can visit Nan National Museum where the last two kings took control or they can visit the wooden house where the King lived and Wat Phunim which is a well- known tourist destination.

Chiang Rai

Northern Thailand

The Golden Triangle is the area between three countries borders including Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Chiang Rai city is the gateway. The city has a number of tourist sites such as Munniti Chiang Rai temple, White temple and Wat Klong Wiang. You can visit cultural museums to learn more about this country and experience a boat trip on the Kok River.


The archaeological site shows that people have been living on this land for 1,000 years. Therefore, there are many famous historical sites around here. Visitors can come to Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao temple which has a beautiful Buddha statue, or Ban Sao Nak which has many wall paintings made from the 19th century. In every Saturday and Sunday night, the city holds Tha Gong Gad fair where you can buy food, drinks and souvenirs.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Thailand is famous for the tropical climate and beautiful beaches, but this place is totally different. It is the place having the highest mountain in Thailand.  Doi Inthanon National Park lies in a great height and sometimes it has snow. You should visit beautiful waterfalls such as Mae Klang here, Mae Ya and Sirithan. If you do not like the waterfalls, you can hike through the Ang Ka path. Especially, before you leave, you should take a look at the Hmong market to buy things.


Pai is a famous place for those who love outdoor activities such as hiking or camping. Alternatively, you can watch beautiful whales and bath them in Pai River. You can take a bath in the hot waterfall, or go to Raddamrong to relax in the bar. If you are interested in history, the memorial bridge will be the best choice.

Mae Sai

Located at the northern point of Thailand, Mae Sai is a small town where tourists often drop by when travelling to Myanmar. However, in Mae Sai, there are many attractive tourist destinations such as Wat Phra That Wai Dao and giant scorpion statue. Mae Sai is also an ideal location with many souvenir items like jewelry or wooden clogs.


In the 13th century, it was the capital of Thailand. Now, the city is no longer as large as it used to be. Here, Sukhothai Historical Park will show you the life of inhabitants living here 800 years ago. The park is divided into several different areas. You will have to buy tickets for each area if you want to visit all of them. It has everything such as Giant Buddha statues, pagodas, artworks and so on.

Chiang Mai

This is the largest tourism city in Northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is quite famous for its temples. About 300 temples were built here. Famous tourist attractions are Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang which is an architectural artwork from the 15th century. Visiting Chiang Mai, you should come to the bustling night market.

If you get bored of visiting Bangkok, go to these Northern Thailand and have unforgettable experiences. They will never disappoint you.

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