Thailand may be most famous for its beautiful beach resorts and islands in the south of the country, but Northern Thailand is a real hidden gem in South East Asia and shouldn’t be overlooked. Thailand’s far north borders with the Asian countries of Burma and Laos and can offer quite a different holiday experience to places like Bangkok, and the busy coastal resorts. Self catering accommodation in Northern Thailand is perfect for holidaymakers who want to experience the real Thailand!
Holidays in Northern Thailand are a little different to those in the south of the country, yet no less spectacular! Northern Thailand features some wonderful scenery and this is certainly a destination that will be popular with holidaymakers who enjoy outdoor activities. Trekking up into the mountains in this part of Thailand gives plenty of reward, or you can try some even more adventurous activities such as bungee jumping, and whitewater rafting.
Of course this is also a peaceful part of the country, so you may just want to relax in the privacy of your Northern Thailand holiday villa, enjoying the swimming pool and the warm weather.
There are many places that you can visit from your Northern Thailand accommodation. The largest city in the region is Chiang Mai, a city well known for its spectacular temples. There is plenty more to see here too, such as the ancient City Walls, museums, and gardens. There is also an elephant camp here where you can ride an elephant, or visit the Chiangmai Zoo where there are over 7000 animals to see.
Other attractions in Northern Thailand include national parks such as Chiang Dao National Park which is best known for its caves, and numerous other national parks where trekking is particularly popular.
Holidaymakers who find the South of Thailand a little too hot will prefer to spend time in self catering accommodation in Northern Thailand as this part of the country can be a little cooler! Temperatures are still very high here though. Taking popular Chiang Mai as an example, the hottest month is April with an average high of 36C (97F), whilst December is the coolest month with an average high of 28C (83F). Rainfall is possible throughout the year but the wettest months are between April and November, with August and September being the wettest.
Northern Thailand accommodation can be easily accessed through the region’s major airport at Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai International Airport handles many flights each day from Bangkok, so holidaymakers from the UK and Europe will probably find the best choice of flights if they look for flights to Bangkok with connections through to Chiang Mai.