Authentic Lanna tour Chedi of temple Wat Pong Sanuk during Explore Lampang tour
Wat Pong Sanuk Lampang Tours

Things to do

The Things to do pages contain information about things to do and about sights in all major destinations in the North including Sukhothai. It features information about trekking, rafting, cooking courses, boat trips, ziplines, Buddhist temples, cycling tours, samlor tours, markets, botanic gardens, handicrafts, ruined cities, national parks, waterfalls, heritage houses, waterparks, hot springs, museums and more. We update this section regularly. Have fun!

Things to do in Chiang Mai

You can easily spend a week in Chiang Mai without being bored. Apart from the Buddhist temples and markets Chiang Mai offers something for everyone: cooking courses, trekking, national parks, great cycling, botanic gardens, ruined cities and much, much more! Chiang Mai has a lively art scene and is the handicraft capital of Thailand.

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Chiang Mai things to do cycling
Akha Swing Festival group of Akha

Things to do in Chiang Rai

Many people visit Chiang Rai on a day tour out of Chiang Mai. This really doesn’t do justice to this exciting destination apart from the fact that you spend most of the time in a vehicle. Chiang Rai has lots of things to offer: fascinating tribal culture, stunning mountainous landscapes, the infamous Golden Triangle just to name a few. Chiang Rai is also the jump off point for trips into Shan State in Myanmar.

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Things to do in Lampang

Lampang can be visited on a day tour out of Chiang Mai but really deserves a longer stay. Lampang is a destination for people who are interested in authentic Lanna culture. There are magnificent temples, interesting markets, the best walking street markets in the North and……horse carts. Let Lampang seduce you!

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Ice cream seller in Lampang
Wat Jong Klang by night Mae Hong Son

Things to do in Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son is usually a stopover for people who do the so-called Mae Hong Son Loop. It’s a charming town that will keep you busy for at least a couple of days. If you drive to Mae Hong Son the whole trip will take at least four days. The drive is very scenic and certainly part of the attraction of the town. Mae Hong Son has some striking temples with Shan and Burmese influences and the atmosphere of the town is very laid-back.

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Things to do in Phrae

Phrae is a lovely and charming town that is much less-known than the above destinations. If you really want to experience the authentic Northern Thai culture and atmosphere this is the place to go. Phrae has an interesting story and plenty of interesting sights to keep you very entertained for a a couple of days. You won’t regret it.

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Sunrise at Wat Chom Sawan Phrae tours
Wat Phum at Nan Wall painting inside the temple
Wall painting at Wat Phumin Nan

Things to do in Nan

Nan is another under visited destination in the North of Thailand. Nan used to be an independent kingdom until about 100 years. It is a very laidback Thai town  lots of great things to see and do to keep you busy for at least a couple of days. Good to combine with Phrae.

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Things to do in Phayao

Phayao is a friendly, small town in a lovely mountainous landscape. The town is set on a nice lake and has a number of interesting temples and sights. Phayao also has an interesting history. As a destination it’s often overlooked and for most people a stopover.

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Phayao Lake with buddha statue
Lake at Phayao.
Buddha Statue at Wat Mahathat Sukhothai
Wat Mahathat Sukhothai

Things to do in Sukhothai

Sukhothai was the capital of a Thai kingdom of the same name in Central Thailand in the 13th and 14th centuries. UNESCO declared the ruins of Sukhothai a World Heritage together with the ruins at Sri Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet. Sukhothai Historical Park is located about 10kms north of Sukhothai town.

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