Set around the most beautiful countryside I have seen in South East Asia.
This town has fast become something of a tourist trap. I believe a few years ago this was a brilliant place to visit and use as a starting point to explore the surrounding landscape.
Now it has become more of a construction site with vast hotels springing up across the town.
I think in a few years life will change too much and it will be a booming tourist spot but will it still be attractive?
However the good news is apart from maybe one night when you arrive, the town doesn’t need to be your base for the duration of your time.
So use the time wisely, go trekking, visit a homestay and live in a real tribal village or climb a mountain!