• Mae Sa Valley – Chiang Mai
  • Saa Paper and Umbrella Handicraft Center – Chiang Mai
  • Doi Inthanon – the highest spot in Thailand (2,565.3341 m)
  • Hintok River Camp
  • Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa and Resort

Mae Sa Valley – Chiang Mai

The Mae Sa valley is found just north of Chiang Mai. The valley makes a great day trip and offers a wide variety of attractions. Some more active activities are found relatively at the beginning of the valley and include e.g. quad drives. Further into the valley you find the Mae Sa waterfall, the Queen Sirikit botanic garden and some really special resorts that are even worth a visit for…

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep is not to be missed when visiting Chiang Mai. Located just outside the city on the mountain overlooking the city this beautiful temple can be visited in a half day. The temple is actually called Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Doi Suthep is just the name of the mountain. The golden chedi is beautifully standing on the hill and can be seen from many places in the city. If…

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Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo

The Chiang Mai Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in Thailand. Located in the west part of the city it lies along the same road you would take to visit Doi Suthep. The zoo is a beautiful park with a wide variety of animals and a beautiful aquarium. A small mono rail train allows you to take a birds eye view of the zoo. When visiting Chiang Mai…

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Road to Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon – the highest spot in Thailand (2,565.3341 m)

A mountain top is probably not the first place you think about when looking for destinations to visit in Thailand. Doi Inthanon however is worth a visit. The mountain is the highest mountain in Thailand, located in the Chiang Mai province. It can be a nice trip to escape from the daily hot temperatures in Chiang Mai. By car it makes a beautiful day trip. As Doi Inthanon is a National…

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Thai islands score strong on TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Islands

[from TATNEWS.ORG] Bangkok, 21 April, 2016 – Three Thailand’s popular southern islands scored top spots in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards for Islands. Phuket gained the second spot in Asia and 8th in the global ranking. The awards identify the top 10 island destinations globally and by region. Two other Thai islands, Samui and Tao, achieved third and fourth places in the Asia rankings. TripAdvisor said it highlights the…

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Hintok River Camp tent

Hintok River Camp

Hintok is a beautiful glamping site far into the Kanchanaburi province in the west of Thailand. Glamping I would describe as a luxurious way of camping. You still get to stay in tent but these come with all the luxurious amenities that a modern resort can offer. The tents have normal beds, they even have airconditioning. And the glamping site includes a nice restaurant, swimming pool, etc. In the summer…

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Tha Pom Klong Song Nam

Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam

We were staying in a hotel at Nong Thale in Krabi for a week and were looking for a nearby place to visit. One of the hotel restaurant staff mentioned Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam. She told this would be a beautiful green and quiet place. She was so right. It was only a short drive and really worth it. Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam is a small area with a…

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Phuket Old Town

Old Phuket Town is a casserole of cultures with a very Thai taste

  [Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom – www.tatnews.org] – Phuket is often called Thailand’s melting pot. But perhaps the island is better described as a Thai soup; each ingredient is distinct in itself, yet contributes to a rich cultural blend. People that settle on this Andaman island retain their traditional flavours – Indian merchants visited to trade, yet left hints of Hinduism. The Chinese and Europeans came here for…

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Chocolate Ville

Chocolate Ville

[updated with more recent photos] – Chocolate Ville is probably one of the largest restaurants in Bangkok. The restaurant is not one building as one usually expects from a restaurant. Chocolate Ville is a small village with a range of  western style buildings, a lake, windmill as well as a lighthouse. The tables are located around the water where one enjoys dinner in the open air. There are some indoor…

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