Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand, The mountains, Landscapes, Thailand
Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand

Doi Inthanon National Park, located in the north of Thailand, boasts thick forests and cascading waterfalls

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor Profile

Discover The mountains

To see the most beautiful terrain, head to the north to check out the Doi Inthanon mountain (8514ft), also the highest point in the country. From Chiang Mai, the roads that traverse Mae Hong Son take you on a tour of Thailand's most elegant landscapes: dense forest and terrace cultivation, villages built entirely on stilts, bamboo-spotted valleys, caves and waterfalls. The far north and its capital Chiang Raï are part of a region known as the 'golden triangle'. This is an unofficial nickname originating from the revenues generated by the once intensive cultivation of poppy and opium in a region shared by three countries: Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. This place is well worth a few days stay during which you'll discover its amazing landscape (via treks and canoeing) and meet the people of the mountains, famous for their cloth-making tradition.

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The mountains

Mekong, Thailand, The mountains, Landscapes, Thailand
Mekong, Thailand

The 10th largest river in the world, the Mekong weaves through the mountainous landscape of northern Thailand

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Thailand from above, The mountains, Landscapes, Thailand
Thailand from above

Doi Inthanon is the tallest mountain in Thailand, reaching 2575 meters at its peak

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Pong Dued Geyser Hot Spring, The mountains, Landscapes, Thailand
Pong Dued Geyser Hot Spring

The hot springs spout boiling water up to two metres high. You can even buy eggs from locals and cook your lunch in the springs!

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The village of Ban Ruam Thai, Thailand, The mountains, Landscapes, Thailand
The village of Ban Ruam Thai, Thailand

The village of Ban Thai Ruam belongs to Huai Nam Dang National Park

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Huai Nam Dang National Park, The mountains, Landscapes, Thailand
Huai Nam Dang National Park

Local women practice beautifully detalied embroidery, inspired by the stunning surroundings!

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