of the Northern Region
northern part of Thailand features the most hilly and mountainous
region of the Kingdom. It consists of 17 provinces and occupies
approximately 170,000 square kilometers, bordering the territory
of Laos in the east and Myanmar in the west.
with abundant natural wonders, the northern mountainous region
is also home to several ethnic hill tribe peoples, whose distinct
cultures and traditions have, for decades, been a good magnet
to attract tourists to the region.
north has the most beautiful winter season in Thailand. From
November to January cool-climate flowers will be blooming,
coloring the misty mountain ranges all over the area, especially
in the provinces of Chiang
Rai and Mae
Hong Son. In winter time the area becomes a spectacularly
exotic and romantic place to go.
attractions are no doubt the main draw in the north. The regions
are full ofseveral renowned national parks, particularly the
most famous and highest mountain ranges in Thailand - Doi
Inthanon in Chiang Mai along with other 'doi' including Doi
Angkhang, Doi Mae Salong, Doi MonJong and others.
northern region is also home to Thailand's earliest civilization,
of which evidence still abounds today, especially in the provinces
of Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Sukhothai,
the first true Thai kingdom which existed some 700 years ago.
people, especially women, are noted for their beauty, charm,
hospitability and courteousness. The northern people are kind-hearted
and generous and very polite.
in the northern region is mostly nature-based activities such
as trekking in national parks, bird watching, rafting and
mountain biking. Tourists can also visit historical attractions
and learn about the culture of hill tribe people.
north is easily accessible due to efficient road networks
both in the region itself and along interregional routes.
Air travel is particularly convenient as national carrier
Thai Airways International operates daily flights to the north.