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18 Gorgeous Natural Wonders You'll Only Find in Northern Thailand

Rainbow & waterfall | © Dane Low/Flickr
Rainbow & waterfall | © Dane Low/Flickr
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Updated: 19 October 2017
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Northern Thailand is full of gorgeous natural wonders that will leave you awestruck! Sit back and relax while we take you on an inspiring armchair journey through some of Thailand’s most beautiful landscapes. Warning: Don’t be surprised if you’re reaching to book a plane ticket once you’re done.

A stunning view from Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain.

View from Doi Inthanon
View from Doi Inthanon

A rainbow forms at the foot of a waterfall in Chiang Mai.

Rainbow & waterfall
Rainbow & waterfall

A chestnut-tailed minla bird poses for a photographer on a branch.

A chestnut-tailed minla
A chestnut-tailed minla

The perfect place to be at one with nature is a short distance from Chiang Mai city in Doi Suthep – Pui National Park.

Doi Suthep – Pui National Park
Doi Suthep – Pui National Park

Chiang Dao is a great place to trek and to explore caves. The stunning bat cave is featured here.

Bat Cave, Chiang Dao
Bat Cave, Chiang Dao

Early morning clouds roll off the mountains in northern Thailand.

Early morning clouds
Early morning clouds

Vibrant colours and lush landscape dazzle after the monsoon rains.

Stunning landscape
Stunning landscape

Bua Thong Waterfalls in Chiang Mai are also known as the “sticky waterfalls” as you can climb up the limestone falls like a lizard.

Bua Thong Waterfalls, Chiang Mai
Bua Thong Waterfalls, Chiang Mai

Hiking in northern Thailand is full of beautiful vistas like this one.

Beautiful vista
Beautiful vista

Morning mountain view across the plains by Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai.

Morning sunlight, Doi Mae Salong
Morning sunlight, Doi Mae Salong

The mighty Mekong River where Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet at the Golden Triangle.

The Mekong River, Golden Triangle
The Mekong River, Golden Triangle

The sunsets over farmland in Chiang Rai during burning season.

Smokey sunset, Chiang Rai
Smokey sunset, Chiang Rai

The stunning lake in Rak Thai village (also known as “Maw Aw”) nestled in the mountains in Mae Hong Son province on the Myanmar border.

The lake in Rak Thai Village
The lake in Rak Thai Village

The view from Doi Luang Chiang Dao down into the valley as the sun beams through the clouds.

Doi Luang Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao
Doi Luang Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao

A beautiful waterfall cascades through the lush jungle at Doi Inthanon Park.

Cascading waterfall, Doi Inthanon
Cascading waterfall, Doi Inthanon

A beautiful butterfly settles after the rain in Chiang Mai.

Beautiful Butterfly, Chiang Mai
Beautiful Butterfly, Chiang Mai

The mountains of northern Thailand are covered in luscious tropical jungle.

Tropical jungle
Tropical jungle

This is what awaits you when hiking along the ridges of the canyon in Pai.

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