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Chiang Rai, a town in the far north west of Thailand (Chiang Rai and is also the name of the surrounding province), is primarily the gateway to the famous Golden Triangle.
Our favorite: Scenic tour of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Quiet little town, not too touristy, it is much more relaxed than its big sister Chiang Mai, located further to the west.
Of course there are no mountains of things to see, but if you are doing if only qu’escale for the night, it would be a shame to miss out on some cool things hard!
Rent a bicycle in a guesthouse, that’s how that goes through Chiang Rai is best that the city is not so wide!
The night bazaar in Chiang Rai
The Night Bazaar Chiang Rai is by far my favorite of all the night bazaar tourist in Thailand.
Smaller than that of Bangkok, it is much less overdone with two scenes occur local Thai artists (who sing western and traditional tubes) and small restaurants that serve you all!
There we also find crafts of mountain tribes, the tribesmen Lisu Karen or others often come to sell themselves.
It is located in the streets surrounding the bus station (between Prasopsuk Phaholyothin Road and road).
The temples of the city
Chiang Rai has some beautiful temples.
Be sure to go see Wat Pra Kaew which time hosted the Emerald Buddha Wat Pra Kaew in Bangkok. Wat Prasingh (a) is also worth seeing.
At 13 kilometers from Chiang Rai to the south, you can visit a temple worthy of the best fairy tales.
This is the Wat Rong Khun, วัด ร่อง ขุ่น (write Thai, it may be useful for the bus!).
The construction of this magnificent white temple began in 1998 and was not completed in 2007.
The artist architect behind the project wanted to make a representative place of Thai art in the reign of King Rama IX today. Hats, it’s already beautiful!
The museum hilltribe
In Chiang Rai, it is recommended to visit the museum very playful ‘tribes’ or you can learn more about these populations atypiques.La museum shop is truly great to provide crafts they confectionnent.
The tribes of the museum is 620/625 Thanon Tanalai in the center of the city. It is open from 9 am to 18h except Monday.
To go to Wat Rong Khun take a bus from the bus station by contacting the staff, they will know what you mean! Bus every hour at least, the trip takes about half an hour.
Chiang Rai is served by bus – bus station Mo Chit – and the plane from Bangkok (800 km, 13-hour bus ride!). Many connections from Chiang Mai too.