Do you know that there’s a lot more to Northern Thailand than the most frequented cities and tourist attractions of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai? While you’re planning your next trip to Thailand, you’ve definitely added the popular tourist places of Thailand to your itinerary, but there’s a lot more to unravel and explore in the province. Curated and enlisted below are some of Northern Thailand’s rarely frequented cities.
If you want to learn about Thailand yet not mingle with the crowd, then Lampang is just the city for you. Serene and scenic are the two words that best describe this frequently visited city in the North. Lampang, being just a one-hour drive from Chiang Mai, is easily accessible and has various kinds of tourist attractions. Among the most popular locations to be discovered in Lampang are- Chae Son National Park, Pha Thai Cave National Park, Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum,Wat Phra That Doi Phra Chan and Kad Kong Ta Weekend Walking Street.
2.Mae Hong Son
A sparsely populated region nestled in the mountainous parts of Northern Thailand, Mae Hong Son is an ideal place for adventure seekers. When touring around the region, you can expect splendid scenery, serenity, thrilling outdoor adventures and activities welcoming you. Besides these, Mae Hong Son is also known to be home to various hill tribes that give you an insight into diverse cultures and ancient history of the land.
A charming town in Northern Thailand, Nan is an ideal destination for trekking and camping. If you’re not exactly an adventurer, Nan has Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan Art Cafe, Doi Phu Kha National Park, Kuang Muang Nan Walking Street and Wat Phra That Chae Haeng for you to explore.
With Hot Springs Maesaka, Chor Por Phrawo Shrine, Lan Sang National Park, Bhumibol Dam and Trok Ban Chin among other tourist attractions. You can either fly to Mae Sot, the nearest airport to Tak, travel by bus from Bangkok or by car from Bangkok. Besides the known places, Tak is also renowned for being a host to grand celebrations of popular Thai festivals.
Another hidden treasure of Northern Thailand is the historic city of Phitsanulok. Unexplored and unspoilt by tourists, Phitsanulok is a beautiful place to tour when in Northern Thailand. As a tourist, you can visit the Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Sergeant Major Thawee Folk Museum, Thai Bird Garden and Wat Nang Phaya.
Intrigued knowing about the hidden provinces of Northern Thailand? Then add them to your itinerary on your next trip to Thailand to learn more about Northern Thailand from these undiscovered cities.