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Recommendation for solo travel the next few weeks?

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Hi all, 

 

Looking for recommendations on an area to explore (or a few cities/sites) for the next few weeks. I am open to anything. Budget not an issue. Will likely travel via bus/mini-bus so I can see more of the country.

 

I've spent a lot of time in the standard tourist spots: BK, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Hua Hin, most of the Islands. Am ready for something new.

 

Not really a beach guy, for what it's worth.

 

Just want to know a general area to point myself towards that rewards exploration and curiosity? I'm into beautiful nature, food and culture, mostly. Cooler weather would be nice, but doubting I can find it in LOS. 

 

Any advice would be much appreciated...

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22 hours ago, intheheartoftheheart said:

I'm into beautiful nature, food and culture, mostly. Cooler weather

Nan is cool and cold especially up in the hills near Pua

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Nan is a great idea and just travel out and about in the less touristed areas where you can experience the reality of the culture...

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why not google THINGS/PLACES to visit for a sole traveller in Thailand !!!??????

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Khao Khor between Phetchabun and Phitsonaluk amazing scenery mountains very cool this time of year we was there 2 days ago lots of places to eat 

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Nan looks great. Will give that a go. The loop sounds just what I need to do. 

 

I'll just fly up. Save my back from the long bus ride. 

 

Thanks for the feedback!

 

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53 minutes ago, Stevon said:

Khao Khor between Phetchabun and Phitsonaluk amazing scenery mountains very cool this time of year we was there 2 days ago lots of places to eat 

I am hoping to go to Khao Kho when I am next in Thailand in March. Don't know if we will be there in time to get the full "sea mist" effect but could be lucky. The gf is looking forward to it.

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My suggestion would be renting a motorbike in Chiang Mai. Then do a loop CM-Lampang-Phrae-Nan-Chiang Khong-Chiang Rai-Mae Sai-Mae Salong-Fang-CM. Great mix of beautiful Thai countryside and interesting traditional Thai cities and towns. The weather up here (I live in Chiang Mai) is gorgeous right now...best time of year to explore on a bike. Just finished a one-week ride to Sukhothai through Si Satchanalai (super cool place) and Phrae and Lampang...fantastic.  Could also do this loop or most of it by public bus, but motorbike would be the best. Feel free to PM me if you're interested and have any questions.

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Ride the trains and get off randomly.

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BTW if in Nan, Nan, "supposedly" has a new route to Luang Prabang laos by bus, that takes half the time of the old land route and opened a couple months back in the rainy season. However no one seems to know much about it. 

 

If you are in Nan, ask around, might take the trip yourself if it is real. Luang Prabang is a great R&R break and you can reset your 90 day check ins (heh). if you find anything post it up. Many people on the forum would appreciate any information.

 

Cheers 

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7 hours ago, Leatherneck said:

My suggestion would be renting a motorbike in Chiang Mai. Then do a loop CM-Lampang-Phrae-Nan-Chiang Khong-Chiang Rai-Mae Sai-Mae Salong

By moto is awesome...  try staying off the beaten path for an awesome experience.. we did a 1 week ride amazing

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I'm into beautiful nature, food and culture, mostly. Cooler weather would be nice, but doubting I can find it in LOS. 

Would be better with your own transport (how ihave done it)  but i guess could be done with local bus's

 

Chiang Rai to Doi Phu Kha national park take the 101 south to  Nan than head south to Phitsanulok than head back north to Loei, than up to Chiang khan and follow the Mekong till ur bored.

 

The new entry point above Nan to Laos is open and used by motorcycles alot.

look on https://www.gt-rider.com/

for some ideas

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