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I’m Randy Gaudet, founder and director of All Thailand Experiences. I have been living in Chiang Mai and north Thailand since 1989. I have written many informative blogs, articles and stories about my experiences in north Thailand. Hopefully the blogs will help you to more enjoy your travels in Northern Thailand.

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“Songkran” The Thai New Year

Each year, the four-day celebration of Songkran in Chiang Mai consists of many activities, and these are briefly explained below. Songkran, or the Thai New Year, is still the most important of all the Thai festivals and holidays. We usually have loads of friends from other countries to our home and we love to have […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Bird Watching at Doi Inthanon National Park Chiang Mai Thailand

Bird-watching at Doi Inthanon National Park can be a fun and an interesting way to discover nature at a leisurely pace. As you read this article you will learn more about Doi Inthanon than just birds but also about the environment in which they live. Click on the Birds underlined in blue to see the […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Thai Boxing, Muay Thai in Chiang Mai Thailand
Thai boxing, Muay Thai

The art of Thai Boxing, Muay Thai, has been the country’s most popular spectator sport for hundreds of years. It is unique among other kinds of fighting disciplines in its approach to close quarters fighting. Fighters are able to more effectively use their elbows, knees, feet and fists than in other martial art. The art […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Chiang Mai Thailand’s Weekend Shopping Bazaars
Chiang Mai Thailand's weekend Bazaars
Chiang Mai Thailand’s weekend Bazaars

The markets on Wualai Road on Saturday and Rajdumnern Road on Sunday are much different than the Night Bazaar. While the Night Bazaar has it’s flashing neon signs advertising the western food chains and merchandise, crowded narrow walkways crammed with hawkers and tourists, the Weekend Bazaars offer a more relaxing experience. Large wide avenues are […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist Temple Chiang Mai Thailand
Wat Chedi Luang temple Chiang Mai Thailand
Wat Chedi Luang temple Chiang Mai Thailand

Located on Phrapokklao Road road in the city center Wat Chedi Luang was built in 1391 during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma. Wat Chedi Luang Temple is a must visit when in Chiang Mai. It also houses the Inthakhin City Pillar essentially is for everyone to wish for happiness for all people of Chiang […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

The Chiang Mai Flower Festival
Chiang Mai Thailand Flower Festival
Chiang Mai Thailand Flower Festival

Every year during the first weekend in February is the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. The city is awash with vibrant colors ranging from the electric orange and lilac colors of the bougainvillea to the velvety blossoms of petunias in all shades of pink, white and purple. Homes and shop owners alike line the city streets with colorful flower boxes. The sheer profusion of color that the flower festival and carnival brings to Chiang Mai aptly gives the city its name “Rose of the North”. […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Visit the Beautiful village of Thaton, Chiang Mai Province.
Beautiful village of Thaton, Chiang Mai Province in North Thailand
Beautiful village of Thaton, Chiang Mai Province in North Thailand

There is a wonderful, scenic, and peaceful place away from the normal tourist crowds that believes in keeping its culture intact. This little known gem is the community of Ban Thaton in Mae Ai district and Chiang Mai Province. The spectacular scenery with the Mae Kok river snaking its way through the fertile Fang valley disappearing into tree covered […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Advice for Visitors to Chiang Mai Thailand.
Advice for visitors to Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai Thailand Accommodations, Food, Night Life, Travel and Tour Advice. About the Author: Mr. Randy Gaudet, founder and director of All Thailand Experiences has been living in Chiang Mai and north Thailand since 1989. Randy has written many informative blogs, articles and stories about his experiences in north Thailand. Many guide books on Thailand only […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Visiting Thailand Hill Tribe Villages

Advice when visiting hill tribe villages near Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Thailand “More than tours we offer experiences” A local hill tribe guide to join you is a must or better is a hill tribe home stay. Village customs and traditions must be strictly obeyed, only a local guide or host family knows as every […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

About All Thailand Experiences

About our Thailand Tour CompanyAll Thailand Experiencesand Founder Mr. Randy Gaudet I first came to Thailand in 1968 while in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Udorn Thani in east Thailand. I was stationed here for 2 years before being stationed in Japan and Korea. I Loved Thailand so much I cried when I left […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

All Thailand Experiences Eco-tourism Policy
Helping those in need

“Helping those in need through tourism” Now a days everyone is doing ecotourism tours and treks in Thailand, but what is it? Do you know the questions to ask a tour or trekking operator to find out if they are for real or just a ploy to get you to go with them? We at […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Enjoy A Traditional Thai Khantoke Dinner
A Traditional Thai Khantoke Dinner with music and dance
A Traditional Thai Khantoke Dinner with music and dance

For an excellent Thai dinning experience, a traditional Lanna Khantoke dinner is a must. Many believe this north Thailand dinner with music and dance was invented for tourists, but the Khantoke dinner dates back many centuries. Locals celebrate festivals and holidays in their homes with the Khantoke dinner today […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

The history, traditions and events of Loy Krathong “Yee Ping”
Loy Krathong Festival
Loy Krathong Festival

The Chiang Mai Loy Krathong “Yee Ping” Festival Nov. 17 – 20, 2021. Loy Krathong “Yee Ping” has an unequaled charm and mystique, whether it is celebrated on a grand scale in a major city or quietly in a small village, but for a truly breathtaking experience, the north of Thailand is the place to go. […]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

The Thai Royal Grand Palace Bangkok Thailand
Thai Royal Grand Palace Bangkok
Thai Royal Grand Palace Bangkok

This city landmark should be the first place on any visitor’s itinerary. It is a huge compound on Na Phra Lan Road surrounded by high white walls and occupies an area of about a square mile. The Royal Palace, begun in 1782 when Bangkok was founded as the capital of Thailand, consists of several buildings with highly decorated architectural designs.[…]Keep reading

by Randy Gaudet

Chiang Mai Thailand’s Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam
Chiang Mai Thailand's Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam
Chiang Mai Thailand’s Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam

Located just few Kilometers south of the city of Chiang Mai is Wiang Kum Kam. It was founded in 1286 before King Mengrai established Chiang Mai in 1292. In 1558 floods ravished Waing Kum Kam and the town was deserted and little was known about the settlement until ruins were found by villagers plowing their fields in 1984.

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by Randy Gaudet

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