Day Trips

There are many interesting things to see and do around Tha Ton, which is on the border of Chang Rai and Chang Mai provinces, and the border with Myanmar.

  • Wat Thaton beautiful Buddhist temple
  • Jungle Trekking through the mountains and valleys
  • Elephant Trekking. This is very popular, with adults and kids alike.
  • Mountain Biking
  • Visit Chang Rai City
  • Visit Chang Mai City. This is excellent for shopping at the market.
  • Travel down the Mae Kok river by boat, from Thaton to Chang Mai City
  • Private boats are available for tours on the river outside
  • Visit the border hill tribes, such as the Karen Long Neck
  • Hot mineral springs at Fang, heated by underground granite rock
  • Thanatorn Orange Farm
  • Doi Mae Salong tea plantations
  • Doi Ang Khang
  • Doi Tung, a beautiful royal garden in the mountains and previously a residence of the kings mother
  • There are several National parks
  • Golden Triangle / Mekong River
  • Cross the border into Myanmar. Although the resort is at the border, the nearest crossing point is 1 hour away, at Mae Sai.


    Some useful links for tourists visiting this area


    Guided Tours
    We can help you plan your excursions, or better still we can provide or arrange a guided tour service for you.

    Please send us an email for the current price list.


    Hill Tribe Villages
    In this area you can visit the border hill tribes at their villages, including the Karen Long Neck, where the women wear metal bands around their necks in order to elongate them
    Wat Thaton

    This beautiful budhist temple is in the town and is located on a hill, overlooking the Mae Kok river and the valley.
    From here you can see the beautiful view of the valley for miles around.
    The temple is open every day.

    Doi Mae Salong

    This mountain has a temperate climate and is famous for its tea plantations, which fill the mountain sides.
    The tea is sent to the rest of Thailand and exported around the world.

    As well as the plantations, you can see where the leaves are made into tea and packaged.

    You can also try these local teas and from China, at a tea tasting.

    Doi Ang Khang

    This mountain is on the border between Thailand and Myanmar.
    In the large valley under the mountain the altitude means that there is a subtropical climate all year around.
    This allows the growing of special fruits that cannot normally be grown in Thailand, such as raspberries, peaches, plums and strawberries, and vegetables such as carrots, brussels sprouts, and peas, and many flowers such as roses and carnations .

    Thermal Mineral Springs


    The hot mineral springs are created by geothermally heated groundwater in the granite rock below.
    These generate the natural pools and geysers.
    You can bathe in the hot mineral water, as it is good for your health, in public spa pools or hire your own private enclosed (man-made) pool.
    So you should bring a bathing costume.

    Thanatorn Orange Farm


     This beautiful farm grows oranges as well many other types of fruit