Thailand's best ecotourism spots

Chiang Rai

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The centre for hill-tribe trekking with a social justice hook; some trekking companies employ hill-tribe guides or foster community development programs.

Northeastern Thailand

Loads of village homestays are sprouting up all over this rural landscape to put you in touch with the people and rice paddies.

Chiang Mai

A pretty northern town that is evolving into a cycling mecca for in-town touring and off-roading.

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