The North of Thailand is emerging as a standalone, off-the-beaten-path destination in the otherwise well-traversed Southeast Asia travel route. With the northern mountains covered in verdant jungle and sprinkled with age-old hill tribes, elephant camps, and ancient ruins, it is no wonder that the North is becoming an unforgettable experience for travelers. Laid back cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai offer a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene that provides the perfect respite after experiencing the natural beauty of Northern Thailand. T. F. Rhoden has spent seven years exploring this fascinating country. First as a graduate student, then as a Peace Corps volunteer, and finally as an aid worker on the Thai-Burma border. Through his unique experiences, Rhoden provides insight into the country that has become his second home. With a comprehensive background section covering the history, culture, and logistics of travel, and sixteen sections dedicated to each stop on his recommended travel route, this book will allow travelers to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty that the North has to offer.The Thai tradition of the Buddhaa#39;s reaching of Nirvana put this date at 543 BC if we use the Gregorian calendar. That is why if you see the date written for example as 2012 AD in Arabic numerals, you might see the Buddhist date written anbsp;...
|Title||:||Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand (Other Places Travel Guide)|
|Author||:||T. F. Rhoden|
|Publisher||:||Other Places Publishing - 2011-10-01|