Just south of the Chiang Mai is Royal Park Rajapruek, massive grounds complex hosting yet another set of temples, botanical gardens and parks. Yet more south we visit a national park hosting Thailands' largest mountain Doi Inthanon. Appart from offering amazing views and spectacular sceneries, we visit The Royal Twin Pagodas, as well as Thai National Observatory.
We continue our journey to one of the northernmost cities in Thailand, the Chiang Rai (the old capital of Lanna kingdom). Unmissable along the road is eccentric and unconventional White Temple, which is unlike any other Buddhist temple in the world. Massive complex build mostly from white marble with extensive decoration both traditional buddhist styles and modern art is definitely a combination worth visiting. Past the Chiang Rai we continue to the northernmost tip of Thailand, the Tripoint between Thailand, Myanmar and Laos along the Ryak and Mekong rivers. In the heart of the area globally known as Golden Triangle, once known as the largest producer of Opium worldwide, we find re-worked and re-build agriculture focusing on sustainable plants, ethical farming and renewable power (in the Thai part of the Golden Triangle, at least).
At the very end of our Journey and this chapter you will find some views of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.