Top 5 Places to Visit in North Thailand

Are you coming soon to Thailand? Then you need to consider visiting the north of the country because it is full of amazing places and experiences. Therefore, we decided to write this article, to show you the top five places to visit in North Thailand.

At Big Bike Tours, we have spent countless hours touring the different regions of the country, and thanks to this experience, we have created this list of must-visit places, to help you to live unforgettable adventures!

Each destination has amazing opportunities for discovering the history, culture, and nature of Thailand. We will give you the names and exclusive insights, to let you see why they are a must-visit and why you should add them to your trip plan.


The road to Nan is one of the most exciting routes for motorcycle riding in the world. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kilometers of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure.

Apart from giving you the chills, it is also an amazing place to explore authentic Thai culture and history.

One of the most iconic attractions is the Blessing Buddha at the Wat Phra That Khao Noi temple, which is located on the hilltop of Nan. An amazing way to explore Thai culture and history, while observing breathtaking views of this beautiful destination. An excellent opportunity for amazing photos to remember your trip.

Furthermore, we also recommend you to visit the Nan National Museum and Wat Phumin, to explore more about the history of the country. You will get the chance to see the iconic Thai Lu murals.

Once you are done exploring the historic scene of Nan, you can take a relaxing walk along the banks of the Nan River. A great way to conclude your day in peace and relaxation. If you have the privilege of observing the sunset from this place, lucky you.


Phrae is a small and picturesque town in Northern Thailand that will show you a unique face of the region, and therefore, it is worth a visit. It is a blend of fantastic experiences.

First, explore the history of Phrae at the Khum Chao Luang Museum. Complement this expedition by visiting Wat Luang, one of the most important temples in the region.

Second, live local culture by visiting the Walking Street Market (Saturday) to try delicious dishes, and to see talented artisans at Ban Thung Hong, where you can purchase unique souvenirs. You will find authentic pieces of art that will make amazing gifts.

Finally, let the nature of Phrae involve and delight you. Just visit the Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park for a necessary forest bath to relax and to see the enigmatic mushroom rock formations.

Mae Sai

Located on the border of North Thailand and Myanmar, Mae Sai is a town that is well worth a visit. With vibrant commerce between both countries, you will be amazed by the large variety of products you can find at low prices. Therefore, you must visit the local markets for a unique cultural experience.

If you love hiking, then you will adore Mae Sai, because it is one of the best destinations in Thailand for hiking fans. You will get the chance to see the diverse hill tribes, which will be an original and exclusive experience.

If you want to wind down after exploring the rest of North Thailand, then Mae Sai is an excellent option, and therefore, we include it in our itineraries.

Tha Ton

You will also find the beautiful village of Tha Ton, which is famous for its majestic mountainous road, which is amazing for motorcycle riding. That is why we include it in our itineraries because getting there is a lot of fun and a must-live for all motorcycle riders out there.

Once you get to the village, you need to visit the Wat Tha Ton Temple, which is located on the top of the mountains, where you will be able to enjoy beautiful and exclusive views. We recommend you to come here during the afternoon so that you can enjoy the sunset from this privileged position.

Also, if you want a place to meditate and wind down after an exciting time on the road, then you can do so here.

Chiang Rai

You must visit this destination because it will allow you to explore even more the rich culture of Northern Thailand by getting in touch with hill tribes, the majestic Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple), and the Baan Dam Museum, where you will be able to discover more about the history of Chiang Rai.

Furthermore, you will also have the chance to visit the famous cascading waterfall of Chiang Rai, where you can reconnect with nature and refresh yourself in the pool at the foot of this majestic natural attraction. It is an excellent place to meditate as well, and if you prefer, to do yoga.

If you want even more adventure, then here you will find Doi Mae Salong, the mythic mountain of Chiang Rai. If you are a fan of hiking, then it will be a godsend place for you, because there are lots of things to explore and experiences to live.

Visit Them All with Us – And Many Other Places in Northern Thailand!

You can visit them separately, or you can visit these five places and many cool others thanks to our 6-day tour that covers Northern Thailand:

You will visit these places most excitingly, riding a motorcycle. We handle everything from the itinerary to the accommodation, so you can just focus on having fun and living the best adventure of your life.

You will get a perfectly planned itinerary, a powerful motorcycle, an experienced tour guide, access to exclusive off-the-track destinations and attractions, and the best accommodation, everything to make your trip perfect!

Final Words

Now you have five amazing places to visit in North Thailand. Be it that you visit them with us or on your own, now you have information that will help you to plan the perfect trip.