Chiang Rai is the largest city in Northern Thailand, located at the junction of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, about 900 kilometers from the capital of Bangkok. The city of Chiang Rai was founded in 1262 by King Mangrai, for whom the city was named.
Chiang Rai is a quiet, simple town with beautiful green trees and natural scenery. It is the gateway to the Daen Lao Mountain Range and the borders of Myanmar and Laos, also known as the Golden Triangle where all three countries meet. The area is home to pristine mountain villages, the beautiful Mekong River, as well as the world-famous White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and Black Temple (Baan Dam).
TravelsNo wonder why this temple is one of the most beautiful temple in the world as its beauty mesmerizes you when you see it. Absolutely a must visit place when you are traveling in the North of Thailand.
_We***08This place js absolutely breathtaking. Dark yet beautiful. The site is very large with plenty to see. There are vendors on site that serve colds fruits and drinks. Plenty of great opportunities for great photos.
vivienvivienThe long-necked people in northern Thailand are one of the ethnic minorities on the Thai-Myanmar border. They fleeing the war in Myanmar and flooded into northern Thailand. They mainly settled near Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. Mae Hong Son is the largest settlement of the long-necked people. Long-necked people live in tall thatched huts. Girls have been winding copper rings around their necks, wrists, knees, etc. since they were 9 years old. The appearance looks like a circle of independent copper rings, but actually a solid copper strip. Yes, the length is changed once every two years, and there is no need to lengthen it until the age of 25 or after marriage. It is said that the copper bar can weigh up to 5 kg. There are many theories about the origin of this custom. Some people say that it is because the long-necked people think that the long neck is beautiful, and some people think that it is to prevent the beasts in the forest from biting.
118***20On the way from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (approximately one and a half hours), there is a hot spring which is free for everyone to use by the King of Thailand. Visitors to Chiang Rai will stop here to soak their feet and take a rest. There are natural hot springs here, spraying into the sky, which can be more than 20 meters high, and you can smell the smell of sulfur in the air from a distance. You can buy some eggs and boil them in the hot spring. They taste good. Relatively speaking, quail eggs are better than eggs. Place it in the high-temperature pool for about 10 minutes and then you can eat it. The boiled egg is just next to the hot spring soaking feet, and eating the eggs (with Thai soy sauce) while soaking.
D39***25Singha Park is an enormous site encompassing panoramic views, gardens, refreshments, farm produce, tea plantations, lakes, adventure parks a business park and more all rolled into one very well run and perfectly manicured site. We found our way by local taxi from Chiang Rai, used the local farm bus to look around, but there are bikes and e-scooters if you are more energetic. See how blueberries are grown, feed the zebra, sample the local tea, try some great snacks and good coffee, and take home some honey, curry pastes or skin care products. The information desk will provide numbers for taxis to get you back to Chiang Rai. A lovely, relaxing outing.
Baan Dam Museum beautifully presented the Lanna architecture. The Lanna style roofs are amazing. The black color of the houses have a mysterious effect. The collection of arts are eye catching and the images are unique, quite odd and deep. I am intrigued by the art's message. I think the artist is a genius. When visiting Chiang Rai do not forget to have a look at this museum too.
Wat Rong Seur Ten in Chiang Ria, Thailand or best known as the Blue Temple is indeed dazzling in blue. Monumental, this modern Buddhist temple distinguished by its vivid blue coloring and elaborate carvings.Look up into the ceiling inside and you will be awed. Being inside give a soothing feeling! Really cool inside. A calming blue effect is very good to the eyes.
#holidayvacation right there, it felt like a dream, it's so beautiful, that it looked like it exist in some fairy tale. the entry to the temple was free when we visited, but can't say it wasn't crowded. but the climate was very pleasant. there is also a museum with the artist's collections it's entry free, there’s so souvenirs shop and many picturesque areas and a wishing well too! so worth visiting.