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  • White Temple Chiang Rai

    White Temple in Chiang Rai

    The White Temple is probably the most visited place in Chiang Rai and if you search on "Chiang Rai" with Google and choose images, probably more than 60% of the images representing Chiang Rai is of the White Temple. It is created by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a very famous Thai artist and designer...
  • Doi Mae Salong Chiang Rai

    Doi Mae Salong or Santikhiri

      The history of Doi Mae Salong is a little bit wild: After the Communists took over the mainland of China in 1949 a division of Nationalist Chinese army fled through Yunnan Province to northeast Burma. There they were both fighting the Chinese communists and the Burmese army. In 1961,...
  • Doi Tung Mae Fa Luang Garden Chiang Rai

    Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang garden

     The Doi Tung Project including Royal villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden was started by the mother of the present Thai king. Her name was HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother and his name is Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX. Doi Tung is so much more than the Royal Villa and the Mae Fah Luang...
  • Festivals in Chiang Rai Thailand

    Festivals in Chiang Rai

     Almost every month there is a festival of some sort in Chiang Rai. It can be a Regional Culture festival, a festival around the Lynchee fruit or Loi Kratong.  Or maybe the biggest of them Song Kran, the Thai New Year in April.  Chiang Rai Flower Festival are 10 days in end of...
  • Mae Kok Golf Course

    This is an old 9-hole golf course from the 80's and they added another 9 holes just a couple of years ago. The first 9 holes, the old 9 holes, are very flat, not many bunkers and the greens are a little bit slow. The new 9 holes have a much more interesting design and are more challenging. Mae...
  • Temple in the Jungle

    Temple in the Jungle

    The name of the temple is "Phrathat Doi Ha Chedee" or "The temple on the mountain with five stupas" and you can find it on rd 1174 about 18 km south of Chiang Khong. It is a very special temple with two huge Buddhas, 108 Buddha figures in natural size plus many other things. The first temple here...
  • Elephant Camp Chiang Rai

    Elephant Camp

     If you want to see the biggest land living animal in Asia you can go up to the Elephant Camp around 25 km west of Chiang Rai City.  It is on the river so you can choose to go by boat. 100 years ago there were more than 300 000 wild elephants in Thailand and there were around 100,000...
  • Khun Korn Waterfall Chiang Rai

    Khun Korn Waterfall

    Khun Korn waterfall is the highest waterfall in Chiang Rai province, 70 meter high. It is only 25 km from town on the "Old Road" to Chiang Mai. From the parking area up to the waterfall is a walk for around 1.5 km, It is not very easy but not very hard and it is a beautiful walk with high trees and...
  • Walking Street Market Chiang Rai

    Walking Street Market

     Four o'clock every Saturday starts the Walking Street Market. It is a market on Thanalai Rd that at that time is closed for traffic. Here you can find handicraft, local food and snacks, local art and much, much more. It is like Night Bazaar but 10 times bigger.  Close to the Old Prison,...
  • Bicycle in Chiang Rai

    On bicycle in Chiang Rai

    There are a lot of small roads in- and outside the city that is perfect for a bicycle. You can go to the Elephant Camp, many waterfalls, Hot springs and more. More info will follow where to go. Here you can rent a bicycle: Fat Free Bike Shop (Chiang Rai Branch) 542/2 Baanpa Pragarn Road T. Wiang...