Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Best Time: October to February Read More
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Chiang Rai is a mountainous city in northern Thailand, near the borders of Laos and Myanmar. It has many ancient temples and tribal villages along the Mekong river. It has an abundance of historical and cultural attractions and immerses a traveller in its lovely collection of temples, art, music, and local food. The city is serviced by Chiang Rai international airport and is well connected to other major destinations in Thailand and outside the country. Tourists can also avail of buses and private taxis travelling to and from Chiang Rai on a regular basis.
Chiang Rai is part of the Golden Triangle and was once a hub for opium trade. However, it is now famous for its temples and other cultural attractions, especially the Black and White temples. To experience the real beauty of this countryside, take a calming boat ride in the Mekong.
The city is also known for its very delectable and inexpensive local Thai food. And it is an ideal destination for jungle trekking and engaging with the hill-tribe culture. If you're a enthusiast for history, beautiful architecture and a laid-back vacation, Chiang Rai should definitely be on your list.
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