You might not think that the Land of Smile is very lovely during winter as beaches would be a bit cold to visit, but these photo and our experience might change your mind!
My parents and I decided to explore the northern part of Thailand last winter because we are really fond of cold weather (Thailand doesn’t get much of a cold breeze).
Our first stop is Phitsanulok province where we paid a visit to Rattanamahatat Temple (วัดพระศรีรัตนมหาธาตุ). We had a chance to see Buddha Chinnaraj (พระพุทธชินราช) which is known to be the most gorgeous statue of Buddha in Thailand.
The title is quite accurate because the sight was truly unforgettable!
This is our little view as we were heading to our next destination, it was mesmerizing.
We stopped half way to try out local organic strawberries and homemade jam, it was delicious!
Here is our next stop, Phu Chee Fah.
We hired a truck for 100 or 200 baht to take us all the way up here. If you don’t own a car that’s manufactured to withstand steep and rocky hills, we don’t recommend you drive yourself here because the hill is quite steep.
This place is known for the most beautiful sunrise scenery, and I order to see it you would have to reach the top of the mountain around 5 or 5.30 am. Just letting you know that phone reception can’t reach the top so use your devices to caption this gorgeous moment like we did!
My mother couldn’t help but follow the trend of catching the sun!
If you think that all temples are the same, you thought very wrong!
This temple is called Rong Khun White Temple located in Chiang Rai. This place is privately owned by the famous artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat, and was built in 1997. The temple is pretty much an exhibition to cherish the beauty of Thai arts, that was built by Chalermchai himself and his students.
They don’t allow phones inside the architecture so you can really savour the amazing artistic work.
Another location you must visit is Choui Fong tea house and plantation. The field is enormous and I actually mean it, it covers 86,111-square-foot worth of land!
Of course you can’t leave a tea house without taste their tea, so we went for it! The cake and frappuccino were the best kinds ever, Starbucks is amazing but theirs can’t compete with these awesomeness (sorry Startbucks!). From the cafe you will be able to see endless rows of tea every where you rest your eyes on.
Thailand’s definition of big might be very different from others because Singha Park is even bigger than Choui Fong.
I kid you not that this place is massive because it covers over 130 million square foot of land.. Just wow!
Each square of this land is dedicated to agriculture
It’s gigantic, it even has a mini zoo full of bulls, giraffes and zebras that you won’t find in Thailand. It also has chilling places that are perfect for instagram photos or just chilling (my dad would agree but that latter statement).
Next stop is the well-known Chiang Mai province where flowers bloom so beautifully.
Like the gorgeous cherry blossom, so you can be lost in this crowd of beautifulness (like my mom did at Doi Ang Khang).
And don’t forget the sunflowers
Man how exhausting can a road trip be! Time to take a break at this lovely Phu Rua Rounmai resort where you can taste the organic and exclusive rice the resort grow themselves.
Be like my little cousin and enjoy the sight!
It’s quite a long trip to Petchabun province so we decided to take another break at another resort.
This is the view from the balcony attached to each room.
Quite nice isn’t it?
Now to the next destination.
Trust me all temples in Thailand will take your breath away, and this Pha Sorn Kaew Temple is no exception.
Is this not breath-taking or what?