Many mistake Phuket as simply a tourist-centric beach getaway, but the island has a rich and fascinating history, having been on well-established trade routes since ancient times. Glimpses of the old Phuket can be found all around the island, usually away from the crowded beach areas. Get yourself up to speed with the local history at these must-see museums in Phuket.
If you find yourself in Chiang Mai, taking a trip to Mon Jam in the Mae Rim district is worth your while. Located around a 40-minute drive from Chiang Mai, you’ll find this scenic viewpoint in the village of Mong Nong Hoi. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it:
Just moments from the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Warorot Market couldn’t be more different from its nighttime neighbor. For one thing, Warorot Market is an early riser, opening in the morning and building a steady momentum until it’s a hive of busy daytime activity. It’s also much more of a local experience than the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, catering to locals but attracting curious, bargain-hunting tourists nonetheless.
If you ever find yourself in Krabi Town, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s not much going on at first glance. It’s a chilled out market town, not especially easy on the eye, and most people simply use it as a launchpad to the south islands nearby. Look a little deeper though and you’ll find that not only does it have its own distinct brand of local rustic charm, but that there are in fact plenty of things to do in Krabi Town.
Trekking is one of the most dangerous activities you can take part in in Northern Thailand – but not for the reason you might think. Nope, it’s not treacherous conditions, nor menacing animals, nor unwelcoming tribes. The danger in trekking in the popular hiking hotspot of Northern Thailand is the high risk of disappointment from overcrowded trails, tourist gimmicks, exploitation of local villagers, shoddy tour operators, and total lack of flora and fauna sightings. We were determined not to fall victim to any of them. So we booked Viator’s Opium Trail Trek through Doi Suthep National Park, and braced ourselves.