Thailand: Central & North

This vibrant video features Philippe Grenier's explorations across the urban and rural parts of northern and central Thailand covering Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai. The Pai Praya resort was, in his words, “the best place ever,” and the Royal Guesthouse in Chiang Mai was “a really cool spot to crash after a long day of traipsing across the sites.”

If you want to party in Bangkok, head to Khaosan Road, and if you want to eat delicious food, why not make it yourself at Sammy’s Organic Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai? His favorite part on this leg of the trip was meeting with the Lahu people in the mountains of Chiang Mai. Having visited several destinations in the diverse country,

Philippe has some words of wisdom to share with visitors: While in Chiang Rai, avoid the touristy White Temple and steer clear of the Karen Long Neck Village for its exploitation of poverty-stricken tribeswomen for tourism’s sake. And while visiting Pai Canyon, be careful, it’s beautiful but quite dangerous.

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