Chiang Rai Holidays

Chiang Rai is a city in northern Thailand, very close to both the Laotian and Burmese boarders. The city is commonly used as a base for exploring the surrounding region, the Golden Triangle, though it does have sites to offer as well. Chiang Rai is home to many Buddhist temples, including Wat Phra Kaeo and White Temple, and a few museums, namely ... Read more
the Oub Kham Museum that features royal objects from throughout the region’s history. The true value for visitors comes in the form of stunning nature that surrounds the city. Kok River and Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park both offer exquisite hiking and walking through unique Thai jungle. Nearby hot springs make for a relaxing destination after a long day out. Northern Thai food is best enjoyed in a local setting, such as the Night Bazaar, which offers live music and dancing in an outdoor setting. Be adventurous, and sample all the vendors have to offer for a memorable experience.

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Things to see and do in Chiang Rai

  • Wat Rong Khun
    9.124 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Temple
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  • White Temple (What Rong Khun)
    8.815 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Temple
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  • Wat Phra Kaew
    9.77 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Temple
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  • Golden Triangle
    7.47 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Children's Activities
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Very beautiful landscape. Cheap food and hotel. People are nice and friendly.

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Klang

Chiang Rai is situated in the northern part of Thailand. Ti is near the Triangle, the famous opium plant can be found here. You can experienced green plant tour and saw the village and children how to survive here. Some beautiful temple and origins will be seen too.

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Athens

It takes about 3 hours to get from ChiangMai to Chiang Rai. The White Temple is really beautiful a and very photogenic :) however I don't recommend taking one of those day tours that take you to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle as they feel like tourist traps. Take your time to read about the guy that built this temple and the message he is trying to convey.

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Anchorage

A nice city in northern Thailand close to the Laos border. Not as many tourists here, but still a pleasant place to chill.

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Christchurch

known as the gate way to the golden triangle and the northern most city in thailand very laid back the locals are very friendly

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Jakarta

The only reason I was in this area was to visit the Four Seasons tented camp and enjoyed the elephant rides; since this place is nearby, I visited it and also the Golden Triangle (the river border between Thailand, Laos and Cambodia).

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London

Although there are prettier areas in Thailand, the proximity to the golden triangle -confluence of rivers with both Cambodia and Laos visible- gives it a bit of a buzz. Good starting point for a trip downriver on the Mekong. Handful of nice hotels.

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Los Angeles

Get away from the tourist crush in Chiang Rai. While Thailand is best known for its beaches, its northern jungles are amazing as well. Day trips to Laos and Myanmar (kinda sketch right now tho) are easily made, lending some diversity to the stay.

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Menlo Park

Chiang Rai, a village about an hour outside of Chiang Mai, lets you get a bit outside the tourist bustle of its bigger cousin and get a more relaxed taste of north thailand.

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Almada

Lovely

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