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The province of Chiang Rai

General information about the province of Chiang Rai

Province capital: Chiang Rai
Name in Thai: เชียงราย

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chiang rai

Province of region Northern Thailand

Less popular and visited than its neighbor, Chiang Mai, the province of Chiang Rai is located in the far north of Thailand and shares a border with Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Laos. It is a fascinating region which captivates with its cultural diversity, its historical heritage and its spectacular mountain landscapes and the tribes who live there. Chiang Rai's most iconic landmark remains its famous white temple, Wat Rong Khun with its dazzling architecture and contemporary works of art. Some prefer its counterpart, the Blue Temple, Wat Rong Suea Ten

The city has pretty temples, two impressive Saturday and Sunday Wlaking Streets and a Night Bazaar. And outside the city, in addition, the White Temple, the Golden Triangle meeting point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar remains the best known place and the most requested by foreign tourists. However, for me, in the province of Chiang Rai, it is to conquer the mountains that we must set out. Either for the day with a tour like these excursions in Chiang Rai, or on a trek with overnight stay in a village of one of the mountain ethnic groups.

If the city of Chiang Rai probably has more charm than that of Chiang Mai, the nature, the mountains and the countryside have little to envy of those of the neighboring province.

Destinations to visit in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Capital town of the most northern province of Thailand, Chiang Rai is a city of the famous Golden Triangle area. It is the starting point for treks and excursions into the jungle and mountains to meet the hill tribes. The most famous monument here is the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun. Located a few kilometers from Lao and Burmanese borders, Chiang Rai is also a gateway to these countries. Those who want to experience the wilderness of Thailand often come here. Trekking, rafting, taking care of e...

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