Archive for the tag 'Chiang Mai'

Jan 26 2012

Should I start my Thailand trip in Bangkok or Chiang Mai?

Published by under Practicalities

First, tourism surged in Thailand in the 1960s, due to faster planes, a rise in the standard of living, a simulacrum of political stability, and Nam soldiers needing some R & R. Second, the fundamental question still being asked today arose: should I begin my journey through Thailand in Bangkok or Chiang Mai? After an … read the full post

Aug 16 2011

The Golden Triangle

Published by under Chiang Rai

The Golden Triangle is one of those regions that has captured popular imagination: think warlords, secret armies, opium mule trains chugging through the jungle, triads, the DEA and CIA, hill tribes, remote villages and above all the chest-high pink and white poppies that are the source of opium and its derivatives, morphine and heroin. Through … read the full post

Jul 05 2011

Mae Sariang: Why go there?

Published by under Mae Hong Son

In our opinion Mae Sariang, a small town and capital of the district of the same name in southern Mae Hong Son province, doesn’t get the number of visitors it deserves. Here’s why you should go. First up, it just looks lovely. It’s a very picturesque little town on the banks of the Yuam River, … read the full post

Jul 02 2011

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Published by under Chiang Rai

Let’s head up the road from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai for this post, where we’ll check out the unique Rong Khun temple. The temple is located some 15 km south of Chiang Rai city at the junction of highway 1 leading south to Phayao and highway 118 heading Chiang Mai-wards. The ‘white temple‘, as … read the full post