Chiang Rai is one of the most exciting tourists’ destinations in Thailand. The natural beauty, adventure sports and the interactions with villagers offer a magical experience to all visitors to Chiang Rai.
Fact 1 About Chiang Rai
The great Lanna Kingdom had Chiang Rai as its capital city before. For many years, the people of this region enjoyed a more calm and simple lifestyle living together in bamboo houses, and was devoid of modernism. Those who love quietude and wish to stay away from the hustle of city life visited Chiang Rai to enjoy nature at her best. Presently, it has gained great importance as a tourist site and developments have made it one of the most visited places in Thailand.
Fact 2 Chiang Rai As A Travelers’ Paradise
The outstanding scenic beauty, exotic wildlife, hilly tribes as well as the Buddhist Temples and exciting sports all together has made Chiang Rai a must-visit place on a Thailand tour. This fascinating province offers travelers with everything that most visitors look for like magnificent mountains, greenery, amusement parks for the kids, historical monuments, social and cultural evidences of the people and also adventure sports.
Fact 3 Interesting Places To Visit
Visitors are sure to enjoy their holidays at Chiang Rai as there is everything that will keep every tourist entertained. Here are some of the popular attractions of this province:
Golden Triangle has a long heritage. It stands on the border where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet on the River Mekong. It was once the main center of poppy cultivation in Thailand.
Golden Horse Temple is the famous place where every morning monks ride on their horses to go on their alms.
Doi Tung is popular for the Doi Tung Palace, Akha and Muser tribal villages and the Mae Fa Luang Garden. The Phra That Doi Tung Holy Relic has made this place all the more interesting. It stands on top of the mountain overlooking the villages. A Royal residence is located on the Doi Tung Mountain that is worth a visit.
For nature lovers, Doi Mae Salong is a wonderful place. It is located at a height of about 1,800 meters and is one of the highest peaks in entire Chiang Rai. Watching sunrise and sunset from this point takes you to a heavenly world as the mist and fog leaves you a little moist and you breathe in the cool and refreshing air.
Karen Ruammit village takes you to another world of mysterious bliss. In summer, a dip in the Body River cools your tiredness. You can enjoy elephant rides around the villages that even cross the Mae Kok River.
The winter season is the best time to visit Phu Chi Fah in Chiang Rai. The weather is cool, colorful flowers adorn the meadows and visitors enjoy a mesmerizing view of Laos.
The limestone mountain beside the River Kok’s northern beach offers awesome scenic beauty. Travelers can spend their time here and relax, swim, and enjoy local delicacies. You will also enjoy a mesmerizing atmosphere at Chiang Rai Riverside.
Wat Rong Khun or White Temple is often visited by Thai tourists. The beauty of this temple is unlike other temples in Thailand.
The Golden Triangle Park stands in the northwest of Chiang Rai. This place bears evidence to the origin of opium and the opium war and how the people lived on opium planting and smoking.
Fact 4 Other Interesting Places
Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park is an important architectural building of Chiang Rai Province.
The Chiang Rai National Museum offers information about the stone inscriptions found in the Chiang Rai sculptures and antiques of natives who lived in Chiang Rai earlier.
Fact 5 Adventure Sports
Adventure lovers can enjoy hiking, trekking in the Akka Hill. Rock climbing is also allowed in certain areas. You can also enjoy Frisbee golf at the park that is near Chiang Rai.