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Holiday in Chiang Rai city in Thailand

Chiang Rai

Whether you are an adventurous person and a nature lover or you want to visit monuments and temples and enjoy hanging out in the night bazaars, this city is for you! Chiang Rai is the city of the cultural and the historical attractions. It’s beautiful and inspiring collection of art and temples will take you back to the classical times. Besides that, the wonderful adventure of exploring hidden landscapes where there are amazing waterfalls, hot springs and mountain hikes is not to be missed.


  • Did you know that the white temple was built in 1998 by Chalermchai Kositpipat and is located in Ban Rong Khun? Also don’t forget to be dressed appropriately there, as this is considered a way of respecting the locals and the temple too.
  • The Night Bazaar is the best place to buy handmade Thai things with low prices and good quality; you can also find great souvenirs there! They are open daily from 6pm to midnight.
  • Don’t miss visiting a waterfall in the jungle as Chiang Rai has some of the best waterfalls in Thailand like Khun Korn and Huay Mae Sai.
  • The weather in Thailand is divided into 3 seasons. The cool season is from October to February, March to May is warmer and June to September is the rainy season.

Activities to do in Chiang Rai

If you are a nature lover, you can go hiking in one of the most scenic mountains in Thailand which is Phu Chi Fa. You will be able to stand above the clouds and enjoy watching the sunrise and relax in the most beautiful hot springs which are located up in the mountains. Just imagine this perfect, picturesque view!

Monuments in Chiang Rai

You won’t be able to stop yourself from taking pictures at the beautifully decorated temple with silver glittery mirrors, the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Many tourists loved exploring this contemporary and traditional artwork that tells a lot about the history of the city .You can also visit the uniquely architected churches and museums like Lanna Museum and Oub Kham Museum. The Hiang Rai Clocktower is also one of the most beautiful monuments to visit in Chiang Rai.

Night life in Chiang Rai

The best places for night hangouts or shopping are the walking streets like the Night Bazaar, the Saturday Walking Street and the Sunday Walking Street. Who wouldn’t love to have dinner at Thai local restaurants while watching the special Thai cultural performances after all?