Introduction to Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand is a region in Thailand’s northwestern part. It is bounded on the west by Myanmar, on the north and east by Laos, and on the east by the Mekong River. The region is notable for its hilly landscape, with Doi Inthanon at 2,565 meters (8,415 feet) being the highest peak.

Northern Thailand is a beautiful region known for its mountainous terrain, cultural attractions, and delicious cuisine. There are also a lot of cultural and historical sites in the region, including temples, museums, and traditional markets. The Northern Thai cuisine is particularly noteworthy, with a wide range of regional foods and tastes inspired by the region’s closeness to Laos and Myanmar.

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Credit: Northern Thailand I CHIANG RAI – PAI – CHIANG MAI by Marko Steinert

Provinces in Northern Thailand

Top Attractions in Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai Travel Guide - Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park

Chiang Mai - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Sukhothai Historical Park - Buddha

Sukhothai Historical Park


Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple)


Wat Rong Suea - The Blue Temple

Wat Rong Suea (the Blue Temple)


Northern Thailand - Sri Nan National Park - Doi Samer Dao

Sri Nan National Park


Pang Oung

Pang Oung

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat - Phra Buddha Chinnarat

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat


Phu Thap Buek

Phu Thap Buek

A Buddha statue in Wat Mahathat (or Mahathat Temple) at Sukhothai Historical Park – Northern Thailand

Summary of Northern Thailand

To summarize, Northern Thailand has a variety of tourism destinations. The region is well-known for being one of Thailand’s friendliest. Furthermore, the region has several unique attractions for travelers, particularly mountain lovers. Still can’t make a decision? Please feel free to visit other parts of Thailand:

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