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Northern Thailand Photography Workshop

INTRODUCTION

Cities covered: Chiang Mai – Fang District – Doi Ang Khang – Chiang Rai – Payao – Chaeson National Park – Lampang

Welcome to the land of smiles, Thailand. We have designed an amazing photography tour departing from the amazing city of Chiang Mai, with visits and photoshoots in undiscovered temples, buddhist caves, cultural villages and elephant sanctuaries,… In short an unforgettable photographic experience where you will go home with an amazing portfolio of high class photos in landscape, culture and portraits.

ITINERARY

$ 4,500

Duration

11 days, 10 nights

Group size

Max 8 people

Dates

September, 2024

DAY 1 - CHIANG MAI ARRIVAL

Arrival at chiang Mai airport and transfer to your hotel.

 

After checkin we head to Wat Papao where we shoot novice monks doing a lighting scene. We shoot many scenes at this historic building with candles etc.

 

After the blue hour is finished we head back to the hotel for a late dinner. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

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Photos from this trip

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DAY 2 - WAT UMONG

Early morning wake up and we head to Wat Umong, which is located against the mountains of Doi Suthep. Many scnes with monks in the amazing scenery of this ancient temple with a Buddha field of broken sculpture, and the caves of the temple.

 

After the photoshoot we head back and checkout at the hotel for our next highlight of the day: we will photograph the long-neck people in their village with daily scenes of cooking, bathing and other activities. This is also a perfect way to shoot portraits of the tribe.

 

After the shoot we head to Fang District.

 

After dinner overnight in Fang.

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DAY 3 - TEA PLANTATION

Early wake up for a one hour drive to the Tea plantations of Ang Khang, part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border, where we photograph the tea plantations on sunrise, with the local hill tribe faily picking the tea leaves, and more cultural scens of them doing their daily work.

 

Local lunch on top of Doi Angkhang. Proceed to Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary, unconventional, privately owned, art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

 

After visit we wait for the sun to set behind the temple and make some amazing shoots.

 

We then proceed to our hotel near Phu Lungkha for dinner and overnight stay.

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DAY 4 - PHU LUNGKHA

Early wake up and drive to the veiwpoint of Phu Lungkha to shoot the fog (if lucky and seasonal).

 

Proceed to Payao province for rural village life photography, with Buffalo and farmers, portraits and then some amazing fishermen scenes at the famous Phayao lake.

 

After sunset we head to Chaeson National park and have dinner and stay at our hotel near the park.

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DAY 5 - CHAESON HOT SPRINGS

Again we wake up in the early hours to visit Chaeson hot springs to capture the sunrise in the smoking and befumed springs with the silhouette of the egg sellers that frequent the area.

 

We then drive back to Chiang Mai, where we head to one of the elephant camps to make a photo session with these amazing animals and their mahouts.

 

Late dinner and overnight in Chiang Mai.

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DAY 6 - WAT PHALAD

Morning visit to Busuang Umbrella factory in Chiang Mai to shoot portraits and cultural arts and crafting of the umbrella’s.

 

We then head to wat Phalad to explore this amazing temple and shoot candle scenes and Buddhism scenes with monk.

 

Flight from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani.

 

Transfer to Wat Pa Phu Kon in Udon Thani to shoot the exterior and amazing interior of the reclining Buddha statue.

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DAY 7 - MOUNTAIN ISAN

Wake up early to see the mountain Isan and shoot the morning sea of mist and see the sunrise at the Khong River.

 

Then after breakfast we proceed for a full day of cultural scenes, with stops at Tham Thong Deng Cave and after lunch more local scenes of villagers working, rural life etc.

 

Fisherman scene at the Khong River.

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DAY 8 - CPHU DAK

At 4.30 we proceed to Phu Dak and walk 400 meters up to see another amazing misty mountain scene.

 

Around 8 AM back in the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast cultural life scenes around the Thali Waterfall, children playing in the river, young novice monk scene.

 

Late lunch and transfer to the airport. Flight around 16h go to the airport for the flight of Udon Thani to Bangkok.


Transfer to the hotel and check in.

 

Overnight in Bangkok

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DAY 9 - BANGKOK

Full day of scenes in Bangkok, Wat Arun in the morning, proceed to Chinatown, afternoon free for shopping near your hotel.

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DAY 10 - PALM SUGAR FARM

Visit to Amphawa for a photoshoot in the Palm Sugar farm, with small canals and working scenes at the farm.

 

Lunch and visit of Amphawa Floating Market (weekends only).

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DAY 11 - BANGKOK DEPARTURE

Departure from Bangkok Airport

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INCLUDED

EXCLUDED

  • International flight from and to Thailand

  • Any kind of insurance

  • Other personal expenses, e.g. laundry, phone calls, gifts etc. 

  • Tips for local guide and staff

  • Extra charges apply for single occupancy

Photography guidance

All teaching done by professional photographers and guides that know the locations very well

All meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

All entrance fee

All places involved in the itinerary and special entree fees for specific locations

Accommodations 

10-night accommodation in double occupancy. 

Transport 

A/C car, minibus or tuk tuk

Other expenses

Model fees, guides setup, assistants

BOOKING POLICY

  • Once we receive your enquiry we will check availability and confirm this to you, and also reserve you a place on the tour.
     

  • We will send you an invoice for the deposit (30% of the tour cost). Once this has been received your tour will be fully confirmed.
     

  • The remaining balance should be paid at least 3 weeks before arrival in Chiang Mai.

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