The lush, picturesque environs of northern Thailand offer a variety of adventures which are relatively safe and fun for kids of all ages. Our bike rides through farmlands of verdant valleys and rolling hills were unforgettable. Though riding an elephant (especially bare-back) verged on excruciating, this is a novelty one must do while visiting the region. I will save our multiple cave explorations for the Buddha segment, since all caves are actually sacred sites, with multiple interior shrines. One cannot escape visiting Thailand without stepping into a cave. It seems as though almost every region in this vast country has a large, notable cave with of course the requisite legend of the hermit once living inside, including the remains of a famous, venerable monk. The kids also loved the various parks and rides, which to us are adventures in and of themselves due to the plethora of rust and lack of safety regulations. Well, c’est la vie – at least we survived all of our little adventures up there and here are some visuals.
Bamboo Raft Ride!
Waterfalls and Hot Springs!
Swings, Rides, Slides!
Crossing this rickety bridge over the Nam Kok river near our remote guesthouse in Chiang Rai Province counts as an adventure.
What great memories! As you can see, the kids are having a blast. Us? Want to come babysit?