Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

The mountainous oasis in Siam’s most northern region

Chiang Rai is the province with everlasting historical records. It used to be the capital city of Lanna Kingdom since antiquity. Located in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Rai consists of 18 districts. It lies upon the divergent boundary of 3 countries including Thai, Laos, and Burma. This city is remarkable for its unique language, arts, customs, and cultures, plus its variety of natural and historical attractions. A completeness of its diverse accommodation makes this destination perfectly suitable for private conferences and outdoor meetings among nature.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Northern

POPULATION

1,282,544 people (Male: 626,784 people, Female: 655,760 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Chiang Rai is about 785 kilometres away from Bangkok. You can effortlessly reach Chiang Rai by private car, by bus from Northern Bus Terminal on Kampangpetch 2 Road, which will take approximately 13 hours, and by plane directly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai arriving at Mae Fah Luang Airport.

ACTIVITIES

Experiencing nature and people’s way of life, Visiting archaeological sites, Learning history and cultures

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Phu Chi Fa, Khun Korn Waterfall, Doi Mae Salong, Doi Pa Tang, Mae Kajan Hot Spring, Doi Tung, Pong Phra Bat, Wat Rong Khun, Doi Tung Royal Palace, National Museum, Mae Fah Luang Garden, Wat Phra Maha Chin That Chao (Doi Tung), Wat Phra Sing, Wat Phra Kaew, Mae Sai Customs Boundary Post, Chiang Rai Walking Street, Chiang Khong District, Doi Mae Salong, Chui Fong Tea Plantation Mae Chan, Chiang Rai Night Bazar

INTERESTING INFO

Chiang Rai is approximately 50 years older than Chiang Mai, and also has a dialect called “Kham Muang”. Chiang Rai is unique for its diverse arts, cultures, and traditions, which are the mixture of Lanna, Tai Lue, Tai Yai, Tai Kern, and Sip Song Panna. Following Chiang Mai and Lampang, this city is currently considering registering to join the “Creative Cities Network” under UNESCO.