Escape the daily grind and take a break from the logged on world by heading into nature and the great outdoors. Find calm in a national park, up a mountain, at a remote jungle retreat or by learning the art of sustainability. Check out our selection of ways to go off the grid in Thailand to relax, switch off and unwind.
Take some time out from the busy schedule at Pun Pun Organic Farm in Mae Tang, a sustainable living and learning centre well off the main tourist trail. Take some time to learn about the farm’s philosophy, seed saving, adobe building, organic farming techniques and self-reliant sustainable living. Pun Pun also makes its own products, including kaffir-lime shampoo, soaps, nut butters, seasonal jams and dried bananas in collaboration with local villagers.
Pun Pun Organic Farm, Po.5, Tambon Ban Pao, Mai Tang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 81 470 1461
For the ultimate off the grid adventure, check into a vipassana meditation retreat at Wat Doi Suthep’s International Buddhist Centre in Chiang Mai. The centre caters to both beginner and experienced students and offers a selection of courses varying in length from four to 21 days. The courses are run on a donation basis, and it is advised to book in advance to ensure a spot.
Int’l Buddhist Centre, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 295 012
Nestled in the mountains in Chiang Rai Province and close to the border of Myanmar lies Doi Mae Salong. The mountain was home to a Chinese military division settlement and is also home to numerous hilltribe communities. Mae Salong village offers plenty of guest house and homestay options from which to explore the nearby tea plantations and houses, which offer world-famous teas grown in the region, and enjoy the stunning landscape. Mae Salong is especially popular November through February with Thai tourists as they seek out to experience ‘cold weather’.
Mae Salong Nok, Mae Fa Luang, Chiang Rai, Thailand, +66 22 505 500
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