Handicrafts and souvenirs of the hill tribes in Thailand

While making a stop in a rest area in Phitsanulok, I came across a shop that sells clothes, souvenirs and craft items from the various hill tribes people in Thailand. You would be able to find more and more of these items being sold as you head towards the Northern part of Thailand. A lot of [...]

Visit highlands during November to January- beautiful blooms

If you are planning a visit to the highlands like Khao Yai, Mae Hong Son, Mae Salong and hills of Chiang Mai area, the best time to visit would be during year end/ beginning of the year where the weather is cold. And the most beautiful flowers would bloom. And for highlands, if you visit [...]

Mae Salong- beautiful highlands and tea plantation

Mae Salong is a beautiful place located not far from Chiang Rai. It is in the highlands which consists of miles and miles of tea plantation and scenic views. As you are going up the hill, you would pass a number of Yunan settlements where the Chinese culture is still going on strong. Above are [...]

Napa Bhupa- small little accommodation in the highlands of Chiang Mai

Napa Bhupa ไร่นภภูผา accomodation Thailand

During one of our road trips in North of Thailand, we find this simple place called Napa Bhupa ไร่นภภูผา located in the highlands of Chiang Mai. It is indeed not a place that you can access through public transport. I made the trip in December hence during that time, the weather is very cooling and the [...]

TSA Garden- Flowers and fruits in Loei highlands

During one of my visits to Thailand, we dropped by TSA flower garden located in Phu Ruea, Loei at Northeast Thailand (Isan). The garden was a short stopover on our way back from Northeast Thailand back to Chiang Mai area. I went there during year end (December) hence the weather is beautiful and the flowers were [...]

Sweet Mae Salong Café – a very special cafe

Mae Salong is one of the beautiful scenic highlands in Thailand well known for its tea plantation and Yunan settlers. It is located near Chiang Rai and Mae Sai (the Thai-Burmese border). If you travel to Mae Salong, your trip will not be complete if you don’t make a stop at Sweet Mae Salong Café….especially [...]

Doi Inthanon ดอยอินทนนท์- highest peak in Thailand

Doi Inthanon ดอยอินทนนท์ is located in Chom Tong district not far away from Chiang Mai. It is the highest peak in Thailand. If you go there, please bring along a jacket/long scarf as it can be very cold, especially in the months of July to January. Don’t go there in shorts- else you might feel so [...]