Chiang Rai, An Awesome Thailand Destination

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Traveling To Chiang Rai

Compared to its neighboring town Chiang Mai, there is a much more relaxed and down-to-earth atmosphere in Chiang Rai, but this place is never short of historical and cultural surprises of its own.

Founded in 1262 as the capital of the Mengrai Dynasty, after Chiang Saen, today the city retains a strong Lanna identity, mostly through its impressive collection of temples, art, language, cuisine, and music. But unlike Chiang Mai, the city offers little diversity when it comes to nightlife, entertainment, and shopping, and most of these are concentrated in the area around the Clock Tower.

What To Do In Chiang Rai.

Wat Rong Khun.

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Better known to tourists as “The White Temple” Wat Rong Khun is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. This temple can be found right outside the town of Chiang Rai and attracts a large number of visitors each year, both from Thailand and foreign.

Wat Huai Pla Kung Temple.

Awesome Place to visit in Thailand.

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Thailand’s Golden Triangle, still crowd-free compared to much of the country, comprises the neighboring provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the far north. Expect to see wonderful temples, lush scenery, and bustling market life. Huai Pla Kung Temple, pictured, is a traditional Chinese-styled pagoda, seven stories high, with impressive views from the top. Slightly out-of-town.

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

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A fraction of the size of Chiang Mai’s more famous night bazaar, the mini version in downtown Chiang Rai is still a pleasant and fun place for an evening stroll and an excellent option for snacks at any of the wonderful outdoor food courts where you can find all sorts of strange Thai delicacies.

Chiang Rai Elephant Sanctuary

Elephants of Thailand.

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If you are in the mood for a bit more Nature, why not pay a visit to any of the amazing wildlife sanctuaries in and around the area, Elephant Valley Thailand is a good place to begin.

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