North of Thailand
Northern Thailand is surrounded by high mountains. The climate there is cooler than in the rest of the country, so there are many tourists during the winter months. North of Thailand is considered one of the most beautiful places in the country. Previously, its territory was partially inaccessible due to civil wars in neighboring Myanmar, riots and other problems. Today, tourists do not meet any obstacles, but when traveling, it is recommended to be careful when resting in the provinces of Mae Hong Son and Tak, near Myanmar. The local population uses a special Thai dialect and also understands the usual Thai language. The tribes living in the mountains speak their own languages. The northern part of the country has several borders with Laos and Myanmar, so you can enter the neighboring country at any time.
Climatic conditions in the north of Thailand
The dry winter season lasts here from November to January. It is warm during the day and cool at night. The hot and dry season lasts from February to April. It is very hot during this period during the day. The rainy season begins in Northern Thailand in July. The air temperature drops slightly due to humidity and cloud cover.
The natural advantages of Northern Thailand are green hills, forests, mountains, etc. There are many cultural attractions: historical sites and temples. An attractive opportunity for the region is hiking and walking tours for all tastes. Tourists are offered both one-day tours and longer trips. Thais include in the list of services elephant trekking, rafting, etc. One of the most interesting sights is the hill tribes. In northern Thailand, there are seven main tribal groups that migrated from Tibet, China and Myanmar to the highlands..
Chiang Mai is the starting point for many travelers. From there they move to the northern borders of the country. The main reason for the attractiveness of the area is the stunning countryside and hill tribe settlements. It is recommended to go hiking from November to March, during the cold season. Heading north of Chiang Mai, tourists approach the Chiang mountain range, where there are picturesque caves. Chiang Mai is considered one of the main settlements in the north of the state. It is the second largest city in Thailand, which is of great importance for the socio-political, religious and cultural spheres. It is 700 km away from Bangkok. By plane, this distance can be covered in 1 hour, by bus - in about 10 hours. The city is surrounded by a defensive moat and a powerful fortress wall. Inside there are many ancient structures and temples of interest to travelers.
The main center of tourism in the north of Thailand is the city of Pai, which has a population of about 3 thousand people. The city has a large number of Buddhist temples. Activities in Pai include hiking, rock climbing, speleology, elephant trekking, cycling, rafting, visiting temples, waterfalls and local tribes..