Thoughtful travels in Chiang Rai

Amanda Kendle, the producer responsible for the popular Thoughtful Travel podcast share her favourite three experiences in Chiang Rai in her latest episode – somewhere she’s wanted to visit her whole life.


1. The White Temple.

More art and architecture than temple, designed and funded by well-known Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. I try my best to describe it and there are some photos here – but you really do have to see it to believe it.

2. A day at Ahsa Farmstay, north of Chiang Rai city.

In this episode I explain what I loved about it and share an interview with one of the women who run it, Aun Wannamala.

3. Ban Pang Ha village in the northern tip of Thailand in Mae Sai.

At this community-based tourism initiative we enjoyed massages, facials, paper-making, great food and I chatted to Thiraphon Saraphrom about what makes Pang Ha so special.

Check out Amanda’s website for deeper insights into thoughtful travel in Thailand.

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