Thailand is an incredible country to visit. It has islands and beaches known the world over, plus incredible ancient cities and lush provinces where you can discover another world in Thailand. Just north of Bangkok is Chiang Mai – a region full of history and wonder, with old Buddhist temples, colourful markets, breath-taking mountains, and natural landscapes that will leave you speechless. Brightsun Travel has put together some exclusive holidays to Chiang Mai, so that you can discover this beautiful region of Thailand for yourself this holiday. Starting in Chiang Mai city, you could visit the Buddhist temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in the region, and join a meditation programme to learn more about Buddhist practices and philosophy. You could also explore a growing arts scene in Chiang Mai, and visit the newly opened MAIIAM contemporary art museum, and attend the museum’s regular festivals and open evenings. And at the weekend, you could get lost in Chiang Mai’s bustling markets, like the Saturday Walking Street Market.
Venture out into Chiang Mai’s natural landscapes and you are in for a treat. Chiang Mai is home to the highest mountain range in Thailand and, in Doi Inthanon National Park, you can hike the country’s highest peak, Doi Inthanon, past gorgeous scenery. Or, just west of Chiang Mai city, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is full of tropical rainforests, waterfalls and hot springs. And the adventure doesn’t stop there in Chiang Mai. As well as mountains and rainforests, the region is well known for its tea production, and all around Chiang Mai you can explore lush green tea plantations, and visit hill tribe villages on your way. And if all that isn’t enough, you can also take a cruise down the Mekong River for a day out to remember in Chiang Mai. Brightsun Travel has an incredible selection of cheap holidays to Chiang Mai, including stays at fantastic hotels, plus tours across the region. Contact us today for a range of flight options to Thailand from UK, and holiday packages that won’t break the budget.