Chiang Rai was the starting fourth dimension Lanna Thai uppercase together with contains the historic sites of this northernmost surface area of Thailand. The surface area is bordered past times Burma together with Lao People’s Democratic Republic amongst the iii countries coming together at the Golden Triangle on the Mekong river.
The whole surface area is hills together with valleys amongst many loma tribe communities – together with then nature tours together with treks are the reason of the area’s activities. Treks commonly include mixtures of walking, elephant riding, rafting together with visits to loma tribe villages.
In Chiang Rai, a whole attain of treks accept been developed for periods from a one-half solar daytime to nigh a week. Quite a few treks from Chiang Mai go to Chiang Rai, including treks past times mount wheel together with raft, together with afterward such a trek to Chiang Rai in that place is lots of reach to snuff it on trekking simply about Chiang Rai.
The most developed tourism is inwards the N – inwards Chiang Rai – together with a newer wilder surface area is opening upwardly to the due south – inwards Nan. In hills on the edge amongst Laos, Nan offers nature treks together with tours of upwardly to 3 or four days including white H2O rafting, elephant riding together with 1 of the rarest loma tribe communities of all; the paths are less worn together with nature a fleck to a greater extent than natural.
The best accommodation is inwards Chiang Rai but Good ‘n’ Clean together with Tourist accommodation is available inwards provincial centres. On the treks accommodation is by together with large quite simple, including abode stays inwards loma tribe villages. There are flights into both Chiang Rai together with Nan together with a proficient route network.
Doi Luang National Park
It covers nigh 1,172 sq km of Chiang Rai, Lampang together with Phayao. Mostly mixed deciduous forest, the green has 89 confirmed aeroplane species together with 12 mammal species, including wild pig, irksome loris together with barking deer.
Wang Kaew waterfall is regarded as the park’s most beautiful – together with the nearby Wang Thong waterfall together with Nang Phaya Pang Ding Cave are good worth a visit.
In the Chiang Rai go of the park, nigh 9kms from the 773 km marking on the Bangkok-Chiang Rai road, is Namtok Pu Kaeng, the largest waterfall inwards Chiang Rai amongst a proficient stream cascading all twelvemonth – in that place are as good some caves nearby. In Phayao’s area, Namtok Champa Thong is a beautiful waterfall surrounded past times rich forests.
Doi Phu Kha National Park
It’s situated inwards the north-east of Nan’s provincial uppercase on Doi Phu Kha, a mount of 1980m. The park, unopen to the edge amongst Laos, offers magnificent mount scenery amongst forests together with numerous waterfalls together with caves.
The multifariousness of woods types attracts botanists who accept discovered rare together with unique botanical species, including a constitute amongst multi-coloured petals
of which alone half dozen of the species are believed to blossom each year.
There is an as rare loma tribe. The elusive Mrabi – or Phi Thong Luang – are nomadic hunters inwards the forests who accept had real niggling contact amongst the exterior public until the terminal few decades.It is a real rewarding experience, as its real remoteness has preserved its bucolic charms. There are barely 150 Mrabi inwards full but they, together with other communities tin go visited on treks inwards Nan. The nearby Namtok Sila Phet is a beautiful waterfall. There are no bungalows inwards the park, but tents tin go rented.
The Tham Pha Tup Forest Park (12 km N of Nan city)
The green is good worth visiting non alone for the natural woods but the network of 17 limestone caves, one-half of which tin go reached on nature trails.
About 25 km due south of Nan on the route betwixt Wiang Sa together with Na Noi are the caves of Tham Pha Mong together with Tham Pha Wiang amongst fascinating stalactites together with stalagmites.
A brusque distance farther due south are Sao Din together with Hom Chom, areas of public pillars produced inwards erosion of the softer layer of stone beneath the sandstone which forms together with protects the occur of the pillars.
Some 40km W of Nan, on the route to Phayao, Doi Pha Chi is a mount amongst its woods nevertheless inwards perfect natural status – 1 time a base of operations for insurgents who tended to hold the loggers away.