I had the chance to travel to the Northern Thailand last August, but sadly the trip was nothing memorable to me as I prefer city/beach kinda getaway. I guess you have to live like a local there and explore places other than the typical popular tourist attractions to really gain experience there. All I did was eat sleep shop and being stuck in a van. The most adventurous stuff I did throughout this whole trip was riding an elephant.. so you get it. Wat Rong Khun (the white temple pictured below) was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen with my own eyes. Not entirely worth of the 5 hours ride though.