Doi Tung Hill Tribes

Akha Tribal Village Doi Tung is home to Akha Tribes which is an indigenous hill tribe living in small villages high up in the mountains. Now there are around 80,000 Akha living in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. This tribe has a long and rich history dated back to the early 20th century when they […]

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Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

The Chinese Nationalist outpost of Mae Salong is 1300m up on a ridge with a great view of sawtoothed hills. It is at the end of a bumpy road that goes 36km into the harsh border country west of Highway 110. Songthaews take the newly paved route often. They leave from Ban Pa Zang, which

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Chiang Mai City

Chiang Mai means “new city” in Thai, and it has kept that name even though it turned 700 years old in 1996. On Thursday, April 12, 1296, King Meng Rai the Great made the city the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. This was around the same time that the Sukhothai Kingdom was founded. King Meng

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Travel to Fang

From Chiang Mai, the route goes north on Highway 107, following the Mae Hong Son loop at first. After 56km, on the right, there is an elephant training center that puts on logging shows every day at 9am and 10am (June-April: THB40). It’s a trap for tourists, though. You’d be better off going to a

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