This is the northern region of Thailand which has some of the highest mountains in the country, such as Doi Inthanon. Flowing through the mountains are rivers like the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River. Chiang Mai is a haven of natural beauty and is home to a number of national parks. This area is known for its ancient temples like the Pratat Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai city. The Mae Sa, Pong Yaeng and Taeng Doa elephant camps offer jungle tours on elephants, elephant shows and you can watch elephants at work. A great mix of temple architecture and natural beauty, Thailand is an ideal family getaway.