Chiang Rai is the ideal destination for a winter escape. A cool climate and a relaxed atmosphere, combined with fascinating attractions and some stunning natural scenery make, this region irresistible come the winter season. Usually beginning around mid-October and winding up at the end of February, here are just a few things not to miss in Chiang Rai in winter.
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.