Exploring the North of Thailand / Exploration du nord de la Thaïlande, by Tania Shybko & Pierre-Emmanuel Moingt
This spring, my friend Pierre-Emmanuel and me traveled to Asia, the region we’ve already been to before and that we both love. This time, we headed to Cambodia and then to Thailand, a country we heard so much about.
As we imagined it, Thailand had a lot to offer to its visitors, be it from the cultural, historical, or even culinary point of view. It revealed to be a country extremely rich in places of interest, and all the parts of it looked attractive and tempting.
We first decided to spend some time in Bangkok, its busy and lively capital, and then to head North to explore its famous temples and natural parks.
On way to the North of Thailand, we first stopped in Sukhothai, the city which once used to be the capital of the Thai Empire, and spent several hours strolling through its ancient ruins and contemplating the beautifully quiet faces of the statues looking at us through the centuries.
We then headed to the city of Chiang Mai, known for its Buddhist temples, and took the time to enjoy its relaxed atmosphere. Finally, we also visited the Doi Inthanon National Park where is located the highest peak of the country (2,565 m), admired the beautiful sunset from the “roof of Thailand” and swam in the fresh streams surrounding one of the park’s waterfalls…
Going away to come back, Sukhothai, Thailand
A silent smile, Sukhothai, Thailand
Graceful lines, Sukhothai, Thailand
Three sisters, Sukhothai, Thailand
The embrace of the roots, Sukhothai, Thailand
Making herself beautiful, Doi Suthep, Thailand
A shy glance, Doi Suthep, Thailand
Facing the same direction with the eyes closed, Doi Suthep, Thailand
An eternal movement, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
The last moments of the day, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
The touch of the sun, Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
Photos by Tania Shybko. Text by Tania Shybko & Pierre-Emmanuel Moingt, Thailand, March 2015
First published on March 31, 2015 in No Boundaries