for 15 months weve been travelling trough Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the north of Thailand. The dry season in SEA can be seen everywhere, its dry, hot, foggy during the day and the nature looks like autumn in europe. We saw many beautiful places but it seems that we are satisfied. Instead of spending too much time in the north of thailand (coz the waterfalls arent flowing, not interested in hiking here, ...) we were thinking of flying to sumatra or sulawesi.
Does anybody know if the nature looks similar to the mentioned countries? Or are the skies clear, the forests still wet and not all animals eaten ?
We re planning to fly to some islands of thailand and leave the country within the next 2 or 3 weeks.
Our stay in Chiang Mai depends on your reply...
Thomas and Sarah
#1 freaktom has been a member since 1/2/2011. Posts: 1
The nature is vastly different. In most parts of Indonesia (Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Flores) there are mountainous region that are formed from volcano, and even currently active volcanoes. Vegetation is different than northern Thailand. During dry season in Thailand, it's very hot (up to 45 Celsius in those northern provinces). Dusty all the time.
CM is currently still cool at nights. Day time the sun is hot. So you might still like it there.
Sumatera, Sulawesi, Borneo, have rainforest jungles that are not affected by such extreme weather. It's supposedly rain all year round. In Sarawak Borneo, you can see the largest caves in the world that can fit 50 Boeings. Also Mulu Caves the longest underground cavern. Pinnacles. In Sabah, there's the highest peak. It's still hot and humid.