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.
I arrive in Krabi with one major goal in mind: climb the world-renowned limestone rocks of southern Thailand. Images of classic long-tail boats decorated with colored ribbons and fresh flowers fill my mind. I can’t wait to set my eyes on those piercing blue-green waters from high above on Viator’s Climbing at Railay Beach tour.
There are a number of wonderful waterfalls in Phuket, but with so much choice how on earth do you settle on which to see while on your trip? To narrow your waterfall chasing down, here are the top three best waterfalls in Phuket.
Not many people who visit northern Thailand are aware of the history of this fascinating region. Did you know, for instance, that between the 13th and 18th centuries, northern Thailand was a completely separate state from the rest of the country? The King Mengrai Statue, situated in Chiang Rai may just seem like one of many statues scattered across Thailand, but its significance lies at the very heart of the origins of northern Thailand.
Little beats the romanticism of a long railway journey, and Thailand is as good a place as anywhere to soak up the delights of the rails. While the Thai railway network isn’t quite extensive enough to link up the whole country, it does boast a number of unique routes that make for memorable journeys.