Map of North Thailand by Lonely Planet
Reproduced with permission from Thailand 9 © 2001 Lonely Planet Publications.
Chiang Mai is the vibrant capital of Northern Thailand
with many beautiful wats (temples),
This part of the country has a rich nature, well preserved in national parks,
where you can enjoy an elephant ride through the jungle.
Almost every daytrip includes a visit to a hill tribe.
The Golden Triangle, infamous for its opium culture,
is situated between Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos.
At most hotels in Chiang Mai you can arrange various nice day- or half daytrips.