Thailand chiang dao loseup of Wild Himalayan Cherry Prunus cerasoides at San Pa Kea
Thailand chiang dao View of Doi Luang
Thailand chiang dao caves

Lying in the shadow of the craggy peaks of Doi Luang Chiang Dao mountain and surrounded by rainforest, lies the small rural village of Chiang Dao. Only two hours drive from Chiang Mai, this countryside retreat offers a selection of options for outdoor enthusiasts, from climbing Thailand’s third highest mountain to exploring the impressive 12km-long Chiang Dao limestone cave complex. Visitors can bathe their tired limbs in one of the nearby hot springs or hike to a refreshing waterfall in Pha Daeng National Park.

Family-friendly Thailand

An essential guide to family travel in Thailand

Thailand has been working hard in recent years to shed its reputation as a backpacker party hub, and reinventing itself for families and more discerning travellers. You’re probably familiar with the country’s main tourism hotspots; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the more famous islands. But there’s much more to Thailand than makes it into the travel brochures, and venturing just a few steps off the well-trodden path can be hugely rewarding...read more

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