Northern Thailand

Covering a total area of some 169,644 square kilometres, the Northern Region of Thailand is mainly mountainous with dense jungles. It is also the sources of several important rivers including the Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan, which converge into the mighty Chao Phraya at Nakhon Sawan. Because of its fertile soil, farming flourishes. The North has been the location of many ancient civilisations and today remains fairly populous.