Chiang Rai Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Chiang Rai

Golden Triangle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The mountainous border regions of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand come together in the exotically named Golden Triangle—a haven of Buddhist architecture, lush forest, and colorful riverfront villages. ...  Read more

Hall of Opium Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Set at the intersection of Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar) known as the “Golden Triangle,” the Hall of Opium Museum seeks to inform its visitors about the history and effects of the opium seed.   ...  Read more

Wat Rong Khun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Better known as Thailand’s White Temple, Wat Rong Khun is well-known and popular among visitors to the Chiang Rai Province. Its unique design is a mixture of both contemporary art and traditional ...  Read more

Chiang Saen

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Chiang Saen is a town in northern Thailand on the bank of the Mekong River that is known for its historic ruins. Though Chiang Saen is a small, sleepy town by modern standards, until the 14th ...  Read more

Oub Kham Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

This private museum has an impressive collection of artifacts from the ancient Lanna kingdom of northern Thailand. The collection includes carved thrones, embroidered costumes, Buddha images, ...  Read more

Mae Sai Valley

4 star rating: Recommended 109 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The northernmost town in Thailand, and one of the few official crossings to Myanmar, Mae Sai is an ideal starting point for tours of the Golden Triangle. The Mae Sai Valley is in Chiang Rai ...  Read more

Akha Hill House

The Ahka Hill House is a guesthouse located in an Akha hilltribe village in the mountains outside Chiang Rai. Though the bungalows are made from natural materials like bamboo and mud they offer all ...  Read more

Choui Fong Tea Plantation

Perched in the highlands near Chiang Rai some 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level, the Choui Fong Tea Plantation has been producing some of Thailand’s highest quality teas for nearly half a ...  Read more

Doi Mae Salong

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Doi Mae Salong is a mountain in northern Thailand with an elevation reaching 1,800 meters. The stunning scenery and cooler temperatures make it a popular retreat for Thais and tourists alike with ...  Read more

Hill Tribe Museum and Education Centre

Learn all about the unique hill tribe people of northern Thailand at the Hill Tribe Museum and Education Centre in Chiang Rai. A short video gives an excellent overview of the different groups and ...  Read more

Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park

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The Lanna Kingdom, an area in Northern Thailand culturally distinct from any other region, was founded in the 1400s and became a vassal state in the late 1700s. The Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural ...  Read more

Mae Ka Chan

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You can boil an egg in minutes in the 80 C water of the Mae Ka Chan hot springs located in Chiang Rai province. The water from the main geyser is too hot for bathing, so instead there are separate ...  Read more

Mae Kok River

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The Mae Kok River is a 177 mile (285 km) tributary of the Mekong that flows through northern Thailand. The city of Chiang Rai is located on the bank of the Mae Kok and the river serves an important ...  Read more

Wat Phra That Doi Tung (Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong)

Make the trek to hilltop Wat Phra That Doi Tung (also known as Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong) to enjoy its peaceful grounds and sweeping views of Chiang Rai. The temple’s architecture is of the ...  Read more

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