Chiang Mai: The Rose of Northern Thailand

Located in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai city has a cool, pleasant climate all year round like Europe. Dubbed the rose of Northern Thailand, this place is famous for its majestic misty mountains and ancient buildings.

Chedi Luang Temple (Wat Chedi Luang)

In 1401, during the reign of King Saeng Muang Ma, the Chedu Luang temple was started construction. With its large and huge scale, the temple is not only a place of worship and belief of the people but it is also considered as a prominent symbol of the city. Still bring the unique architecture of Lanna. All decorative motifs on the works here are meticulously elaborate, sophisticated style of ancient Mayan architecture.

Phu Ping Palace

Because it is located on a high mountain in the Doi Buak Ha region, the climate here is always fresh and pleasant. Coming here, you will be overwhelmed by a scene filled with fresh flowers planted a lot along the entrance. From a distance, the palace is like being surrounded by a forest of beautiful flowers with colorful colors. Far away are the lush green forests year-round also home to many rare animals.

Chiang Mai Night Safari

In Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, a portion of the area was dedicated to the construction of the Chiang Mai zoo. A special thing when visiting this zoo is that you will be transported by tram to visit the animals here to ensure safety, and easy to move to different areas. This zoo is open day and night so for those who love animals and want to study about them, you can come here at night from 18h to 23h30.

Grand Canyon

A spectacular natural beauty that you cannot ignore when visiting Chiang Mai is the Grand Canyon. It brings a poetic beauty full of poetic always makes people excited once visited. Not only that, coming here you can also enjoy swimming in the cool blue water or watching the sunset gradually let go every afternoon.

Thailand Travel: Songkran Festival

Songkran is considered the traditional New Year of the Thai people. Every year, this country attracts millions of visitors thanks to this special festival.

The traditional Thai New Year starts on April 13 every year consisting of two ceremonies and festivals. The ceremony includes familiar activities such as cleaning the house, receiving Buddha statues around the city, and celebrating a Buddha bathing ceremony. In the assembly, Songkran brings many folk games and beauty contests. The difference in how to organize Songkran in each region attracts visitors to explore and experience.

Chiang Mai is the cradle of the Thai Songkran water festival. This is the place to preserve many art performances associated with the Lanna dynasty in Chiang Mai. Songkran in Chiang Mai usually starts from 12/4 which is called Wan Sungkharn Lohng day.

In Bangkok, Songkran has many differences. Those who want to learn traditional and folk cultural values can visit many ancient temples like Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Suthat, Wat Arun, or Wat Pho. There, visitors not only get a chance to see but also have a chance to learn about the king Kabilaprom who cut his head when he lost in the challenge with Prince Thammaban through the words of the monks.

Arriving in Bangkok Songkran season, visitors will not feel lost and bored. Banglamphu area, Rattanakosin square, Phra Athit, Santhichaiprakan, Wisut Krasat or West Khao San street are places where water splashes are busy and exciting.

If the trip is not made in time for the Songkran New Year, visitors still have the opportunity to experience the water festival in the coastal city of Pattaya, Chonburi Province. There, Wan Laay (Songkran) festival is held after the main Songkran festival (from April 18 to April 20).

Phuket is also an attractive address for the Songkran festival. Across the coastal streets like Soi Bangla or Patong, the atmosphere is always exciting with water splashing, partying, anthem and dancing.