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Chiang Rai Travel Guide

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).
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What to Do

Looking for things to do in Chiang Rai? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

6.1
4.8/51,573 Reviews
"Temples"
Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple)

Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple)

5.5
4.8/5412 Reviews
"Other Places of Worship"
"Temples"
Baan Dam Museum

Baan Dam Museum

5.2
4.5/5739 Reviews
"Exhibition Halls"
"Museums"
Singha Park Chiang Rai

Singha Park Chiang Rai

4.9
4.6/5223 Reviews
"City Parks"
"National Parks"
Long Neck Village

Long Neck Village

4.6
4.4/5228 Reviews
"Villages"
Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

4.6
4.5/5128 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Wat Huay Pla Kang: Goddess of Mercy Chiang Rai

Wat Huay Pla Kang: Goddess of Mercy Chiang Rai

4.4
4.9/5160 Reviews
"Popular Spots"
"Temples"
Clock Tower Chiang Rai

Clock Tower Chiang Rai

4.2
4.6/5132 Reviews
"Historical Sites"
"Attractions"
Wat Phra Kaew: Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Kaew: Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Chiang Rai

4.1
4.7/5150 Reviews
"Popular Spots"
"Temples"
Wat Phra Sing

Wat Phra Sing

3.7
4.7/567 Reviews
"Popular Spots"
"Temples"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Chiang Rai, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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The Riverie by Katathani
Oh My Place

Oh My Place

4.0/51 Reviews
Smile Place

Smile Place

5.0/51 Reviews
Nak Nakara Hotel

Nak Nakara Hotel

4.5/546 Reviews
Doowall Hotel

Doowall Hotel

4.6/530 Reviews
Chayadol Resort

Chayadol Resort

4.4/519 Reviews
Blue Lagoon Hotel

Blue Lagoon Hotel

4.3/569 Reviews
Maneetham Residence

Maneetham Residence

5.0/51 Reviews
The Garage

The Garage

4.5/55 Reviews
J2 Residence Chiang Rai

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Chiang Rai dishes and foodie spots.
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Phu Lae Restaurant

Phu Lae Restaurant

4.0/526 Reviews
Avg. GBP10/person
"Asian Cuisine"
Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House

Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House

4.4/523 Reviews
Avg. GBP7/person
"Bar/Bistro"
Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

4.3/518 Reviews
Avg. GBP13/person
"Buffet"
Hokai Organic Coffee

Hokai Organic Coffee

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Avg. GBP4/person
"Coffee Shop"
Polar Boulangerie and Patisserie

Polar Boulangerie and Patisserie

4.4/520 Reviews
Avg. GBP4/person
"Southeast Asian"
Cat 'n' A Cup Cat Cafe

Cat 'n' A Cup Cat Cafe

4.3/54 Reviews
Avg. GBP2/person
"Southeast Asian"
Jatujak Gallery & Restaurant

Jatujak Gallery & Restaurant

4.2/524 Reviews
Avg. GBP8/person
"Southeast Asian"
Chef Sasa

Chef Sasa

4.5/5This user hasn't left any comments yet
Avg. GBP4/person
"Western-style"
Tamarind Bistro and Music House

Tamarind Bistro and Music House

5.0/52 Reviews
"Southeast Asian"
RIBS&CO

RIBS&CO

4.5/52 Reviews
Avg. GBP7/person
"Barbeque"
Chivit Chiva - Art Coffee Tea Bar

Chivit Chiva - Art Coffee Tea Bar

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Avg. GBP2/person
"Coffee Shop"
Barrab

Barrab

3.8/58 Reviews
Avg. GBP4/person
"Vegetarian"

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