The North of Thailand is emerging as a standalone, off-the-beaten-path destination in the otherwise well-traversed Southeast Asia travel route. With the northern mountains covered in verdant jungle and sprinkled with age-old hill tribes, elephant camps, and ancient ruins, it is no wonder that the North is becoming an unforgettable experience for travelers. Laid back cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai offer a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene that provides the perfect respite after experiencing the natural beauty of Northern Thailand. T. F. Rhoden has spent seven years exploring this fascinating country. First as a graduate student, then as a Peace Corps volunteer, and finally as an aid worker on the Thai-Burma border. Through his unique experiences, Rhoden provides insight into the country that has become his second home. With a comprehensive background section covering the history, culture, and logistics of travel, and sixteen sections dedicated to each stop on his recommended travel route, this book will allow travelers to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty that the North has to offer.What about the wild Bangkok nightlife? Are these not worth mentioning? Could you really spend all your time traveling the Northern provinces of Thailand? A decade ago, probably not. In those days, after your long flight to Bangkok, you wouldanbsp;...
|Title||:||Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand (Other Places Travel Guide)|
|Author||:||T. F. Rhoden|
|Publisher||:||Other Places Publishing - 2011-10-01|