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The Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand is the perfect blend of indigenous ethnic groups, rich culture and the architecture ornamentation. A sneak peak of places that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Northern Thailand awaits you below.

White Temple, Black House and Blue Temple.

The first place you should visit is Wat Rong Khun (the “White Temple“). It is located about 20 minutes away from the Chiang Rai’s bus station. After spending a couple hours at the Chiang Rai White Temple, head to the Baan Dam—the “Black House.” Once you have enjoyed the exploration, head to Chiang Rai, “Blue Temple” of Rong Suea Tan.

It’s good to start with these three sites because you’re not only visiting the most photogenic (manmade) places in Chiang Rai province, but you’re also getting a colourful overview of the Lanna style that defines traditional architecture in northern Thailand. This is particularly the case when it comes to the Chiang Rai Black Temple. Another benefit of seeing these star attractions first is that you can spend the second unbarring treasures of a delicate sort.

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Phra Tamnak Doi Tung:

This is the place of the current King’s grandmother. The Royal Villa at Doi Tung was the residence of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother. The landscaped gardens of Phra Tamnak Doi Tung are located high up on the mountain of Doi Tung and visitors are rewarded with a stunning display of plants and flowers. A must visit if you are in the part of northern Thailand. The attractive gardens owe their existence to the Princess Mother, who wanted to give those Thai people who have never travelled overseas an opportunity to enjoy a temperate flower garden. The best time to visit Doi Tung Palace is in the morning. The weather will be cool and relaxing. You will feel quite comfortable.

 

Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park:

The wonderful story of unity and cooperation between nations for the greater good happened here.The rescue of 12 young footballers and their coach. It was a sleepy backwater until the successful rescue mission .Since the cave complex in the park reopened, it has received thousands of visitors, and though people are still not allowed inside the cave itself. The Park is at the base of densely forested hills in an isolated part of Thailand. Visitors can now see the cave from a short distance away, through a chain-link fences. The first 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) of the cave is open to the public for guided tours between November and June. The flooding of the cave during rainy season and is the reason its closed to visitors.

The Golden Triangle:

The borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers.Lush jungle, mist-shrouded mountains, hill-tribe villages and tranquil views of rice paddies mark the Golden Triangle, the point in northern Thailand that converges with Laos and Burma where the Ruak and mighty Mekong rivers join. Golden Triangle is a famous attraction of Chiang Rai; your trip would be incomplete without seeing the Golden Triangle. Historically one of the world’s top opium producing areas, the Golden Triangle offers some of the finest mountain scenery in Northern Thailand.

Hill Tribe Discovery:

Visit Hill Tribes villages and learn traditional weaving methods. This museum and cultural centre is a good place to visit before undertaking any hill-tribe trek. The venue has displays that are underwhelming in their visual presentation but contain a wealth of information on Thailand’s various tribes and the issues that surround them. The keeper is passionate about his museum and, if present, will talk about the different hill tribes, their histories, recent trends and the community projects that the museum helps fund.

Wat Rong Suea Ten: The Blue Temple

It is above all its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha that marks the spirit. The paintings are reminiscent of style. The centrepiece inside the great hall is a huge statue of a White Buddha in sitting position. The  surrounded by contemporary Buddhist art in a modern style. Its mind-expanding design bears a striking resemblance to the White Temple and Black House, because it was built by the student of Mr Chalermchai Kositpipat. The name “Rong Suea Ten’ in Thai, translates as “House of the dancing tiger” because historically, the area surrounding the temple ,was full of wildlife, in particular tigers who leapt into the nearby Mae Kok River.

Wat Rong Khun: The White Temple:

The temple reflects the artist’s grand visions of heaven and hell.Whereas most of Thailand’s Buddhist temples have centuries of history. Wat Rong Khun’s construction began in 1997 by noted Thai painter turned architect Chalermchai Kositpipat. Seen from a distance, the temple appears to be made of glittering porcelain; a closer look reveals that the appearance is due to a combination of whitewash and clear-mirrored chips. To enter the temple, you must walk over a bridge and pool of reaching arms (symbolising desire).  Inside, instead of the traditional Buddha life depictions, the artist has painted contemporary scenes representing samsara (the realm of rebirth and delusion). The temple suffered minor damage in an earthquake in 2014.

 

Singha Park Chiang Rai:

A farm-themed park with agricultural areas and tea plantations with the balloon festival takes place in winter.<h2>Explore a variety of North Thailand</h2>

Chiang Rai

The capital of the Golden Triangle in Thailand. Chiang Rai is smaller than its more famous neighbour Chiang Mai, but also less discovered.

Sukhothai= “The Dawn of Happiness”

It has been a World Heritage since 1991 by UNESCO. It’s one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage Sites. The park includes the remains of 21 historical sites and four large ponds within the old walls.  The architecture of Sukhothai temples is most typified by the classic lotus-bud chedi. Featuring a conical spire topping a square-sided structure on a three-tiered base. Some sites exhibit other rich architectural forms introduced and modified during the period. Despite the popularity of the park, it’s quite expansive and solitary exploration is usually possible. Some of the most impressive ruins are outside the city walls.

King Ramkhamhaeng, The Great Monument=: He great king of Sukhothai Kingdom who developed the Thai Alphabet.

Sangkhalok Museum: Sangkhalok porcelain collection, Produced during Sukhothai Kingdom.

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