Chiang Rai Tours

Things to do in Chiang Rai

  • 1Cruise around on four wheels and book an adventure tour of the region.
  • 2Dive into the details of Doi Tung, the local seat of royalty.
  • 3Enjoy a picnic on the lawns of Mae Fah Luang and watch the world go by.
  • 4Visit the original location of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaeo.
  • 5Be blown away by the wild path to the Khun Korn Waterfall.

Some of the best things in life take time to unravel and understand, piece by piece, tendril by detail, we come to understand and embrace the unexpected, hesitant to let it go once we’ve figured it out. A Chiang Rai getaway is similar; at first, it doesn’t look like much, you may feel underwhelmed by the lack of “civilisation” or perhaps inspired by the balance of progress and cultural integration, an almost spiritual harmony between what was, what is and what will be. A mash of origins and ethnicities, Chiang Rai straddles the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, attracting a vast array of traditions and cuisine temperaments; the expression, some like it hot, applies here. If you’re not fond of spices, be careful of the impending taste explosion.

Chiang Rai is schooled in fusion; from its controversial temples to gregarious art displays, the scattered heritage of the region influences every facet of life. Though segments remain distinctly Thai, the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun is a spectacular expression of the current climate. Divergent from other Thai temples, Wat Rong Khun is striking even at first glance; the alabaster theme enraptures the eye. What lies beyond the gate is a fascinating melting pot of metaphorical sculpture, contemporary art and traditional Thai accents. From striking to bizarre, Baan Di Sum weaves a confronting narrative with skulls and animal skins, crafting artistic reliefs and puzzling pieces; be wary of the temple python waiting in the wings! Light and death, a traveller needs a happy medium and there’s nothing better than re-visiting the basics and diving into the waiting arms of nature! Shake out those muscles and don your favourite walking shoes, the blankets of mist are waiting for you Phu Chi Fa Forest Park. Walking, view seeking, or relaxing in the arms of the natural world, Phu Chi Fa is the perfect place to begin and end each day.

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