Thailand is a dream destination for many people who wish to visit at least once in their lifetimes; especially so, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun and Mae Hong Son Provinces in the North of Thailand. The region has comfortable cool weather most of the year round, with charming cities located in close proximity to attractive natural scenery that will provide you with a sense of tranquilityand unique charm which would appeal to anyone who visits. In addition to remarkable mountainous landscapes and beautiful paddy field-blanketed valleys, Northern Thailand is also rich in cultural heritage and provides a wealth of valuable artworks, cultural and historical heritage, especially so Chiang Mai, as it was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom.
Today, it is not just the environmental and cultural attractions that draw visitors, but also trendy cafes and delicious restaurants which are popular amongst hipsters and the younger crowds.
It is not surprising that millions of tourists flock into these four provinces every year.
The northern part of Thailand is very suitable for travelling, whether it is for a weekend getaway or long-term stay. The region will make your dreams come true. If you ever imagine yourself living somewhere with good health, nutrient foods, suitable weather conditions, attractive natural scenery and precious cultures where you can experience peace and happiness every day, then this is your destination.
Chiang Mai Province is an ancient city which is full of interesting attractions and cultural heritages surround by an abundance of pristine countryside. Chiang Mai is a city well known for its relaxed vibes which has consistently been ranked as one of the top city destinations in Asia as well as ranked second for the World’s Best Big City, World’s Best Awards 2016 by readers of Travel&Leisure magazine as a suitable place for living with peace and modernity. In term of history and traditions, Chiang Mai has more than 720 years of rich history. The region has also long been home to people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, making for a rich cultural fabric. Not only that, there is a large community of expatriates who live in Chiang Mai, having moved here from all over the world, making for a vibrant international society.
Chiang Mai has convenient accessibility with an international airport which can offering direct flights from many countries as well as domestic means of transportations by buses or trains. Chiang Mai offers you various accommodation options according to your preferred travelling styles from 6-star hotels to community-based tourism or homestays, as well as cultural or natural tourism. If you are a golfer, Chiang Mai has more than 10 luxurious golf courses that meet world standards. After visiting and experiencing the beauty of the city even once, you will certainly fall in love with Chiang Mai.
Lampang Province is a city of horse-drawn carriages with fascinating Lanna civilization. It is another province that is full of natural attractions and is an attractive and peaceful city.In the past, trade routes would mainly depend on rivers, therefore, Wang River became a trading centre with many foreign settlements. Presently, Lampang remains one of the top tourism attractions. It is a city with sustainable growth and has been designated as “City of happiness that does not change with time”. Beautiful scenery, tranquillity, simplicity and lovely people are attractive charms of Lampang which is considered as one of the must-see cities stipulated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Tourists can travel to Lampang by planes, cars and trains.
Lamphun Province is the smallest province in the northern region. The city promotes organic agriculture and food safety. Non-toxic lifestyle in Lamphun will restore your well-being as healthy body comes from good and safe food. You will enjoy a comfortable, slow life and happy living in Lamphun. Moreover, the province is only 30 minutes away from Chiang Mai, which is a major city.
Mae Hong Son Province is also known as “the City of Three Mists”. 90.5 percent of the area are mountainous. It is considered as the most mountainous province in Thailand. Mae Hong Son is home to various ethnic groups such as Shan, Karen, Muser, Lisu, Lua, Hmong, Patongand Chin Hor. These populations also brought along their own cultures. Therefore, cuisines and architectures of Mae Hong Son are different from other northern cities. It is a city with endless interesting attractions for you to explore. If you a are lover of nature and cultural diversity, Mae Hong Son is your destination.
The four northern provinces in this introductory article are waiting for your visitation and will widen your perspectives. After experiencing these places for the first time, you will never forget and long to return to explore the charms and attractiveness of the cities for second and third times just like other travellers from all over the world.
Travelling and observing the world from a new perspective is a life reward that you can give to yourself. Enjoy a relaxing getaway from your daily tiresome and stressful lifestyles and fall into the enchantment that is Lanna Kingdom at North 1 (Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son)….. Here, happiness awaits you at North 1, The Well-Being Long Stay.