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Northern Thailand Holidays

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Amidst the rolling foot hills of the Himalayan Mountains some 800 kilometers north of Bangkok is the culturally rich city of Chiangmai, the longest continuously lived-in settlement from the ancient days of Siam. Founded in 1296 AD it was isolated from Bangkok and could only be reached by an arduous river journey or an elephant back trip until the 1920's. Such isolation has helped keep Chiangmai's distinctive charm intact up to the present day.

During your stay in Chiangmai you will see these talented crafts persons at work and be able to purchase their finely handcrafted products at unbelievably low prices direct from the factories. No evening is complete without shopping at the famous Chiangmai night bazaar for incredible bargains for everything from clothes to jewelry.

Doi SuthepDoi Suthep Inside Chiangmai's remaining city wall are more then 30 temples dating back to the founding of the principality in 1296. Doi Suthep temple which is on the mountaintop at 3500 feet overlooking the city is a shrine to both Thai and foreign visitors. These Temples are a combination of Burmese, Sri Lankan, and Lanna Thai styles decorated with beautiful wood carvings, Naga staircases, leonine and angelic guardians, gilded umbrellas and pagodas laced with gold filigree.

The mountains surrounding Chiangmai are home to more than seven ethnic hill tribes from as far away as Tibet and Turkey. Each is distinctly different from the other in terms of costume, religious beliefs, and language. You will be able to meet and learn about these people during your visit. AkhaAkha mother and child

flowers and butterflyButterfly and Flowers Chiangmai is not only the home of culture, charm and hospitality but adventure as well. Elephant riding, trekking, hiking, camping and white water rafting are all very popular activities and are offered in our adventure tours. Orchids, butterflies, and exotic plants and fauna will surround you. Friendly hill tribe people greet you. Waterfalls and spectacular mountain top vistas will dazzle you.This is the best way to enjoy the unique natural beauty of the north Thailand country side and it's people.

As countless travelers have discovered, Chiangmai's many attractions enthrall, delight, and capture your imagination. To visit this northern city just once is to remain forever enchanted.

Each of these itineraries describes a north Thailand holiday that you can do, or you can read them to help plan your own holiday in Thailand. Afterwards, you are welcome to contact the travel help staff.
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This document was updated on:  April 04, 2017