Doi Maesalong viewpoint

Offbeat mountains of Northern Thailand : Doi Mae Salong

Offbeat mountains of Northern Thailand : Doi Mae Salong With the main town perched atop a narrow ridge and tea covered mountain slopes dropping off on either side, Mae Salong sure boasts incredible views. Doi Mae Salong “ดอยแม่สลอง” (officially called Santikhiri) is one of Thailand’s better known Kuomintang settlements where Chinese Nationalists sought refuge in the early 1960s after fleeing…

doi luang chiang dao summit

Offbeat mountains of Northern Thailand : Doi Luang Chiang Dao

Offbeat mountains of Northern Thailand : Doi Chiang Dao As part of our blog series focusing on Northern Thailand’s incredible mountains, it’s time to reveal one of our all-time favourites – Chiang Dao (also referred to as Doi Luang Chiang Dao “ดอยหลวงเชียงดาว”) is a magnificent, rugged limestone mountain towering 2,225m above sea level overlooking the rice…

Songkran water fight Chiang Mai

Songkran Water Festival Chiang Mai 2017

Songkran (aka the Water Festival) is perhaps the most anticipated festival of the year for Thai people and Chiang Mai is renown for being THE place to celebrate. This iconic festival which celebrates the Thai New Year and officially takes place from 13th to 15th April is the longest and most important public holiday in Thailand where…