Northern Thailand shares borders with Myanmar and Laos, as well as with the Central Plains and Isaan. From north to south: Surrounded by the highest mountains in Thailand, Northern Thailand is cooler than the rest of the usually sweltering country and thus particularly popular in the hot season from March to June.
Popular destinations: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai
Chiang Rai Province is a region in Northern Thailand. Populations have dwelled in Chiang Rai since the 7th century and it became the centre of the Lanna Thai Kingdom during the 13th century.
Popular destinations: Chiang Rai, Mae Salong and Chiang Saen
Mae Hong Son Province is a region in Northern Thailand. Mae Hong Son is nestled in a deep valley hemmed in by high mountain ranges; Mae Hong Son has long been isolated from the outside world.
Popular destinations: Pai, Mae Hong Son and Pangmapha