Aside from being fascinating animals, elephants are an enduring symbol of Thai culture and royal power. Interacting with them provides a glimpse into the dynamic that has existed between Thai people and elephants for centuries. It was a 1.5 hour drive from Chiang Mai to Lampang, where the Thai Elephant Conservation Center is located for our Viator Exclusive Elephant Conservation Experience in Chang Mai. During the drive, we chatted with our guide, Sam, while watching the scenery gradually change from the shopping malls and restaurants of Chiang Mai, to the rolling green hills of the countryside.
Category: Things To Do
September 16, 2014
September 9, 2014
Often overshadowed by its neighbor and “capital of the north”, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai has much to offer trekkers and those looking to explore the hill tribe communities in northern Thailand. Hill tribe trekking in Chiang Rai usually means smaller group numbers than you may find in nearby Chiang Mai, which often leads to a more comfortable and personable experience.
August 12, 2014
Perched atop a mountain just 15 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is one of the most sacred temples in northern Thailand. This, along with the grandeur of the temple building and stories of its mythical origins, attracts both Thai and foreign visitors from far and wide.
July 22, 2014
Wat Rong Khun is no ordinary Buddhist Temple. Commonly referred to as simply the White Temple, Wat Rong Khun is located in the northern province of Chiang Rai, approximately 5km south of Chiang Rai city.
July 8, 2014
The great thing about the best viewpoints in Phuket is that you don’t have to go too far to find most of them. If you’ve got a means of transport you can easily visit the best viewpoints in Phuket by jumping in a hire car and setting off to explore.
June 17, 2014
Doi Inthanon National Park spans a huge area, covering three districts in the Chiang Mai province. The park is the source of many of northern Thailand’s rivers and is home to some spectacular waterfalls, not to mention the tallest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon itself.