Where to Visit and Stay in Northern Thailand

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On the backpackers trail and famed for its range of outdoor activities including white water rafting, mountain trekking, hot springs and elephant camps. The area has a good range of bars and cafes to keep the fun going into the night.

There is a growing healing culture in the area with a number of healthy living and mindfullness retreats that include yoga, tai-chi, meditation and much more.

£££££ – The Oia Pai Resort

££££ – Reverie Siam Resort, Pai Island Resort

£££ – Pai Village Boutique Resort and Farm

££ – Pura Vida Resort, Mari Pai Resort

£ – Payi Resort


Mae Hong Son

On the border of Myanmar, Mae Hong Son feels like a different country to other areas of Thailand. Another trekking location there are a number of excellent local sights including Tham Pla Fish Cave, Pang Tong Palace, Su Tong Bamboo Bridge and more..

££ – Gims Resort, Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort, B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel

Chiang Mai

Chiang Dao

Stunning scenery in one of Thailand’s top areas for exploring the great outdoors and escaping the tourist hordes. Hot springs, hiking, caving and trekking through the hills. It’s high so much colder than other parts of Thailand.

£££ – Azalea Village Wellness Resort

££ – Chiang Dao Roundhouses, Chiang Dao Reset

£ – Huan Chiang Dao Resort

Walking in the Thai Hills

Chiang Rai

A busy, small city that retains most of its local charm and character with a number of temples including the White Temple and The Black House and just a short journey to the Khun Korn Forest Park

£££££ – The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa

££££ – Mora Boutique Hotel

£££ – The Riverie by Katathani, Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Nak Nakara

££ – Maryo Resort

£ – Nok’s Garden Resort

Waterfalls near Chiang Rai
White Temple, Chiang Rai

Doi Inthanon

Home to Thailand’s tallest mountain you may need to wrap up warm here as temperatures can drop close to freezing. Trek the mountains with incredible temples, waterfalls and tribal markets.

Doi Inthanon


Experience more authentic Thai culture in this wonderful town that offers an excellent market, breathtaking views and temples. There is also the Nan National Museum and the King of Nan’s Teak House.

£££ – Nan Boutique Hotel, Sasidara Resort Nan

££ – Khum Muang Min Boutique Hotel

£ – Nan Noble House Garden Resort, Sukkasem

Thai Hillside Views
Silver Temple, Chiang Rai
Northern Thailand

A large area stretching around Chiang Mai, northern Thailand offers mountains, jungle, hill tribes, temples, waterfalls and more.

Hotel Guide

We have picked some our favourite hotels throughout Northern Thailand based on the following price guide (prices per night based on 2 sharing in February 2021 with bed and breakfast)

£££££ – Over £150 per night

££££ – Between £100 and £150 per night

£££ – Between £50 and £100 per night

££ – Between £25 and £50 per night

£ – Less than £25 per night

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