Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review Travel Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son

Review Travel Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son

Northern Thailand is a mountainous part of the country bordering Myanmar and Laos, characterized by its rugged and composition of peoples such as the Thai mainland Burma, Shan and hill tribe groups (Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Lisu and Akha). These characteristics give northern Thailand culture and feel about it that is very different from the rest of Thailand.

The second largest city in Thailand and the northern capital, Chiang Mai attracts thousands of tourists every year. A city of old and new, where East meets West, it guarantees something for everyone. Some say that Chiang Mai has everything Bangkok has to offer, except on a much smaller scale and calmer. Most people wait a few days in Chiang Mai, but you could easily spend a week enjoying the sights and sounds and fall to the lure of the city.

For those wishing to explore northern Thailand beyond the outskirts of Chiang Mai, there are two most popular options. The first is to go directly to the north of Chiang Rai or west of Mae Hong Son. Chiang Rai can be easily explored in 3 days covering destinations such as Fang, Thaton and Mae Salong. Most people set aside three days or less to discover Chiang Rai, even if some are Chiang Rai day trip it is not recommended because most of the day is spent traveling because it is a good 4 hours drive from Chiang Mai.

With 3 days / 2 nights a recommended route that covers both tourist and tourist areas is not; Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao - Doi Angkhang - Fang, Thaton - Mae Salong, Mae Sai, Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai - Chiang May This course covers beautiful natural landscapes such as rice paddies, farmland growing a variety of crops, mountain scenery and hill tribes. The road descends the tourist trail, the direct route from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai that many tour operators to take the sights such as hot Golden Triangle and Mae Sai border.

For those who have 4 or more days on their hands Mae Hong Son province which lies to the west of Chiang Mai is highly recommended. Mae Hong Son has a more distant it is more time is needed to navigate through this mountainous province it remains less chartered by tourists. Home to a mix of people such as Burmese, Shan, Thai and hill tribe, another feature of Mae Hong Son's Shan and Burmese influence can not find anywhere else in Thailand. This can be seen in the architecture, where Shan style ornate temples are scattered throughout this province. This region is also famous for its fogs, named the land 3 night due to fog winter dew, fog, rains of the wet season and haze from forest fires in the summer.

Mae Hong Son Province discovered by one loop Mae Hon famous circuit 600 km from Chiang Mai takes you through the towns of Pai, Mae Hong Son and Mae Sariang before ending up in Chiang Mai. The tour can be done clockwise stopping at Mae Sariang first or counterclockwise via Pai.

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