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Northern Thailand, Thailand

The scenic beauty of forests and paddy fields threaded with rivers and waterfalls, combined with the rich cultural heritage makes Northern Thailand an intriguing destination. A distinct Thai culture survives with the locals incredibly proud of their traditional customs.

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city with an easy going atmosphere and a slower pace than Bangkok. Founded as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom in 1296, its proliferation of historic temples and intimate dining scene helps it maintain its atmosphere of an ancient rural village alongside its modern sophistication.

Inhabited since the 7th century, Chiang Rai is Chiang Mai’s quieter neighbour. Visitors can avoid the hordes and discover ancient Buddhist temples, remote hill tribes, exotic wildlife and of course the famous golden triangle, the former centre of the world’s opium trade.

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