Chiang Rai is a quaint 13th century town, surrounded by two mountain peaks, Doi Mae Salong and Doi Tung. It’s also the location of the Thai side of the famous Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand converge at the mighty Mae Khong River. This rustic location is dotted with little hamlets where the famous hill tribes of Thailand reside in traditional bambo houses, each with their own individual character. The town holds several significant Buddhist shrines and ancient ruins of early settlements. The scenic landscape is ideal for trekking through the mountains of the north, and for boat rides on Kok River and Mekong River.

Highlights

  • Golden Triangle
  • Hill Tribes
  • White Temple
  • Gorgeous Peaks

 Places to stay

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Legend Chiang Rai

Hotel Style: Resort

The boutique Legend Chiang Rai Resort lies along the Mae Kok River, a few minutes by car from the city centre.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Temples Of Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai boasts a fascinating architectural history – a mix of Thai and Burmese styles. Visit the ancient temple of Wat Phra Kae, original home of the Emerald Buddha

Golden Triangle

Experience the Golden Triangle, renowned for being at the heart of the Asian opium trade and where local ethnic peoples converge on this half day trip. Discover the bustling trading town of Mae Sai that sits on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Visit Chiang Saen, a fascinating ancient kingdom that sits on the steep banks of the Mekong river, boasting magnificent ruins and temples. Finish your trip with a fresh perspective as you cruise on a long-tail boat on the majestic Mekong.

Trekking Tour around Chiang Rai

Discover the spirit of Chiang Rai with this special trekking experience. Begin your full day excursion with a long-tail boat experience where you will cruise on the Kok river to Baan Huay Mak Leam. Your trek commences through the hilly jungle where you will come across the Akha, Lahu and Karen hill tribe villages. En route, unwind at a natural hot spring as you bathe in the warm mineral water followed by a picnic lunch. Hear the sound of water crashing on rocks for several hundred meters until you reach the magnificent 30 meter high Huay Kaew waterfall.

Visit the Hill Tribes of The Golden Traingle

Visit traditional Akha and Yao hill tribe villages

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