From Burma, the Mae Kok River runs into the north of Thailand and through the heart of Chiang Rai, before finally joining the mighty Mekong River.
Most visitors come to Pattaya for the beach, which makes perfect sense since the beaches here are wonderful, but there’s more to this Thai city than sun and sand. When you get tired of that same old sun lounger, there are a few suggestions for off-the-beach things to do in Pattaya.
Established as Thailand’s first capital city in the 13th century, Sukhothai is located in the north of the country and is a must for visitors interested in learning about Thailand’s rich cultural history.
Like many cities in Thailand, Pattaya is a breeze to get around, with an abundance of inexpensive public and private transportation options. Read up on how to get around in Pattaya for a stress-free vacation.
The town of Kanchanaburi, located in the lush Kwai River Valley, is a place of undeniable natural beauty. It’s also a place of great tragedy. During World War II, occupying Japanese forces ordered the building of the Thai-Burma Railroad, today known as the Death Railway due to the thousands of Allied prisoners of war who lost their lives in the process.
Chiang Mai, the unofficial cultural capital of Northern Thailand, is one of the country’s most fascinating and dynamic cities and a great place to base yourself while exploring this region of the country. This rapidly growing “second city” and its surroundings offer a little bit of everything, from old temples to busy street markets. If your travels bring you to Thailand, make sure to try out some of these best experiences in Chiang Mai.