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  • The resorts in Chiang Rai offer you a variety of amenities to make your trip memorable to the popular tourist destination. But it can be difficult to pick one that suits your needs best, so we have compiled a list of the best resorts in the city. Whether you are constrained by budget and need an accommodation space that will fit your budget, or want to find a luxurious and pampering resort - we have the right one for you.

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    Chiang Rai resorts vary in amenities as much as they do in pricing per night. From regular rooms that meet basic requirements to infinity pools overlooking lush green hills, there is a property that will suit your needs. Enjoy your stay in Chiang Mai to the fullest by booking resorts with spacious rooms overlooking panoramic vistas. Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, free breakfast, airport transfer - you name it and they’ve got it.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Chiang Rai:

  • 01Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa

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    This Chiang Rai mountain resort is the perfect blend of modern facilities with natural beauty. Nature fuses with comfort at Katiliya Mountain Resort as the hotel is surrounded by emerald forests and rolling hills covered with verdant greenery. The rooms are intricately decorated keeping luxury and comfort in mind.

    The contemporary styled hotel has thoughtful amenities like Wi-Fi and DVD libraries. The deluxe facilities are only trumped by the opulence of the resort and the unmatched hospitality of its staff. This unique cocktail of world class facilities with raw wilderness is unmissable. Book your stay at this one-of-a-kind resort today!

    Location: Pha Sang, Mea Chan, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: An eatery, a bar, a spa, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking, laundry service, room service, restaurant, hot tub, fitness centre   

    Prices: INR 5000-6000 per day

  • 02Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Resort

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    One of the most opulent resorts in Chiang Rai await you at Four Seasons Tented Camp. The entrance itself is mesmerizing with elephant tusky style doors and a quaint lobby with rustic wood furniture decorating it.

    The tents are all uniquely decorated and each of them is connected deeply to Thai culture. Al-fresco massage treatments can be availed for a rejuvenating experience in the outdoor spa overlooking the majestic mountains. You will also get the unique chance to pick ingredients for your dinner from the lush gardens and enjoy a delicious meal cooked out of your haul.

    Location: Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen District, Thailand

    Amenities: An open-air restaurant, cocktail bar, guided tours, elephant trekking, outdoor pool with river views, spa, breakfast, laundry services, hot tubs.

    Prices: INR 6000-7000 per day

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  • 04The Imperial River House Resort

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    Book your stay at the most versatile accommodation in Chiang Rai - The Imperial River House Resort. Intricate decor and ultimate comfort were certainly in mind while designing the cottage style rooms. The balconies offer spellbinding panoramic views of Chiang Rai Kok River, and you can enjoy your meals in a peaceful ambience at the chic and stylish Tara restaurant.

    The fitness room is integrated with state-of-the-art equipment, and the pool overlooks Kok River. The function rooms are well equipped to host 100-200 people. Since the night bazaar is just 3 kms away, you can go shopping any time too!

    Location: Rim Kok, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Parking, laundry service, room service

    Prices: INR 4000-5000 INR per day

  • 05Phowadol Resort & Spa

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    The luxury hotel of Phowadol is the ultimate holiday accommodation in Chiang Rai. The resort is tucked away among lush green woods and offers a tranquil and serene environment. It is a holy grail for people who are looking for peace and relaxation, with a dash of  pampering.

    Let your worries fade away and reconnect with your senses at the spa, or enjoy a walk among the verdant gardens. The elegant restaurant offers an unmatchable dining experience and the rooms are fully integrated with thoughtful amenities. For the business travelers, there are banquet rooms specially designed for seminars and press conferences.

    Location: Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Outdoor pool, laundry service, room service, restaurant, airport shuttle, hot tub, spa, fitness centre, bar

    Prices: INR 2000-3000 per day

  • 06The Riverie by Katathani

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    The renovated resort of Katathani is a contemporary five star hotel. The gorgeous property will take your breath away as soon as you walk into the lobby. From rooms and bathrooms to pools and balconies, everything here feels like it is straight out of a painting.

    All the rooms have panoramic views of the beautifully landscaped gardens. Marble tiled bathrooms are installed with whirlpool tubs, and room service is available all day. For people traveling with families, larger deluxe suites are also available with seating areas. Ideal for both leisure and business, the hotel offers every guest a unique experience.

    Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, mini fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, seating areas with garden or river views, balconies, whirlpool tubs, room service, breakfast, outdoor pool, kids' club, gym, Chinese restaurant, rooftop bar and grill.

    INR 4000-5000 per day

  • 07Amarin Resort

    This Chiang Rai resort spa is located just 2 kilometers from the Statue of King Mengrai. Wholesome accommodation for the entire family awaits you at the Amarin, where kids can have fun at the playground while you swim away your worries at the gorgeous outdoor pool.

    Air conditioned rooms, private bathrooms, and seating area for the entire family to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay for the guests. Do take a look at the luxurious spa here. Bike hire services are also available, as are golfing grounds. The airport is just 5 kilometers away, so you can hop on your flight back home easily.

    Location: Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thail

    Amenities: Outdoor pool, laundry service, room service, restaurant, business centre, spa, bar

    Prices: INR 2000-3000 per day

  • 08A-Star Phulare Valley Resort

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    This Chiang Rai resort spa features a variety of rooms ranging from premier chalets and pool villas to 4-bedroom cottages and mountain view manors. With facilities like breakfast in bed and private pools with terraces, this hotel is meant for people who want to experience a pampering and luxurious stay.

    The uniquely designed rooms have all the ultra modern facilities, and the infinity pool offers stunning views of the natural vistas. Free breakfast is included in the package, along with a luxe spa where you will feel all your worries melting away. Airport shuttle facility is available for guests

    Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, safes, tea and coffee making facilities, living rooms, terraces with private pool, room service, breakfast, airport shuttle, restaurant, bar, outdoor infinity pool

    INR 5000-6000 per day

  • 09Saikaew Resort

    Just 5 minutes away from Chiang Rai Clock Tower, Saikaew Resort is an elegant hotel with ultra modern facilities and comfortable rooms. It enjoys a strategic location just outside the city - just a few minutes drive from Sunday Walking Street and the airport.

    The air-conditioned cottages are the epitome of comfort and luxury, and fitted floor-to-ceiling glass doors add a whimsical touch to the intricate decor. Private balconies offer grand views of the panoramic vistas around, and room service is available all day to take care of your needs. Seating areas are available with deluxe rooms, in case you are travelling with family.

    Location: Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Restaurant, room service, air-conditioning, child-friendly hotel

    Prices: INR 2000-3000 per day

  • 10Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

    One of the most unique Chiang Rai resorts is Anantara with its elephant encounters and spa experiences. Located amidst lush green woods and beautifully kept gardens, the hotel offers a range of modern facilities along with some truly one-of-a-kind activities like meeting with majestic wild Asian elephants, cooking classes and three country tours.

    Enjoy a never heard before fusion of nature and contemporary luxurious living. The hotel also offers intimate dining experiences and transfers for hassle free commutes to and from the airport. Book your room at this luxury accommodation for an unforgettable living experience.

    Location: Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, balconies, flat-screens, iPod docks, soaking tubs minibars, espresso machines, safes, living areas, Thai and Italian restaurants with terraces, bar, outdoor infinity pool, spa and fitness centre, tennis, squash and yoga classes.

    Prices: INR 6000-7000 per day

  • 11Teak Garden Resort

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    With over 70 comfortable rooms, Teak Garden is one of the biggest resorts in Chiang Rai. But that’s not all, it is also the most stylish and beautiful. The hotel enjoys a strategic location, as it is a few minutes walk from the famous Saturday Night Walking Street and Chiang Rai city center.

    The intricately decorated rooms are a perfect fusion of modern facilities paired with old-school charm. There is a chic restaurant on site where you can get some delicious Asian food, and a night bar for the party lovers. The gym and the jogging track will keep you fit after a night of eating and drinking.

    Location: International Airport Road, Chiang Rai, Thail

    Amenities: Outdoor pool, business centre, room service, restaurant, spa, bar

    Prices: INR 2000-3000 per day

  • 12Ban Chomna Resort

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    One of the most well rounded resorts in Chiang Rai, Ban Chomna offers the best of everything at a price that won’t break your bank. The spa suites of the hotel are a perfect blend of luxurious and cosy stays paired with an unparalleled spa experience that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

    Room service is available all day in case you encounter any problems. From breakfast bars and chic restaurants to free transfer services within a 6 kilometer radius, Ban Chomna is a powerhouse package of amenities and utilities with an affordable price. Book your stay today for a memorable holiday!

    Location: T.Paaoidoichan A.Mueng, Thailand

    Amenities: Room service, airport shuttle, spa, bar

    Prices: INR 2000-3000 per day

  • 13The Legend Chiang Rai

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    Located at the banks of the Mae Kok River is the most luxurious accommodation in Chiang Rai, The Legend. Enjoy the authentic experience of living in a Thai style villa with local architectural influences blended with modern edifices.

    Local paintings hanging up on the wall and intricately decorated spacious room are the epitome of comfort and coziness. Private pools and gardens at the edge of the river provide a relaxing place for introspection. Or go check out the spectacular view from the infinity edge pool and dine at the on site restaurant. Enjoy a pampering stay at this stunning hotel.

    Location: Mueang Chiang Rai District, Thailand

    Amenities: Outdoor pool, dining, free breakfast, laundry service, restaurant, bar, fitness center, free parking, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning

    Prices: INR 4000-5000 per day

  • 14Naga Hill Resort

    Of all the resorts in Chiang Rai, Naga Hill is the most secluded one. Located amidst dense tropical gardens and deep green woods, this place has a unique decor and rustic atmosphere. The construction of all the bungalows is rugged and unpolished, yet tasteful in style.

    The bungalows come in three sizes - small, medium and large, and all of them have outdoor private bathrooms. There is an onsite saltwater swimming pool that offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills, along with a quaint restaurant that serves delicious and authentic local cuisine.

    Location: Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Outdoor pool, dining, free breakfast, laundry service, restaurant, bar

    Prices: INR 4000-5000 per day

  • 15Diamond Park Inn Chiang Rai Resort

    Of all the resorts in Chiang Rai, Diamond Park has the most spacious rooms. The contemporary decor is further enhanced by hardwood floors. With free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, there is no dearth of modern facilities here.

    The property also enjoys a strategic location as it is just 10-minutes walk away from the famous Wat Jed Yod Temple. Enjoy authentic Thai messages at the luxe spa and witness the raw natural beauty of the city from private balconies. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and eat to your heart’s desire at the chic open-air restaurant.

    Location: Robwiang Mueang, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Free wi-fi, free parking, outdoor pool, laundry service, restaurant, airport shuttle

    Prices: INR
    1000-2000 INR per day

  • 16Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort

    Breathe in the fresh mountain air in this stunning Chiang Rai mountain resort located amidst rolling hills and deep green woods. The hotel is known for its personalized services to its guests and friendly staff that is attentive and professional.

    Phu Chaisai follows the concept of less is more, and offers the traveller a chance to connect with nature. All the rooms have balconies that provide a spectacular view of the sunrise, and there are private terraces overlooking the beautiful valley. There are no TVs or Wi-Fi facilities, so the rustic setting of the resort may not be suitable for everyone.

    Location: Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Mini fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, room service, breakfast, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar.

    Prices: INR 4000-5000 per day

  • 17Junsopa Resort

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    Verdant gardens, luxurious rooms and chic restaurants await you at Junsopa Resort. The heavenly retreat center is perfect for people who need a salve for their frayed nerves, as the property is located far away from the city and its noises.

    Private bathrooms that feature rain showers, guest rooms equipped with seating areas, and a host of thoughtful amenities at a throwaway price are all available. Besides, you will get to feast on delicious American breakfast every morning and enjoy cycling and biking in the area. Book your stay at the best value for money property in all of Chiang Mai today.

    Location: Ban Pah Kah, Tambon Sansai Muang Chiang Rai Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Room service, air-conditioning, child-friendly

    Prices: INR 1000-2000
    per day

  • 18Rangsinee Resort Chiang Rai

    The most comfortable of all Chiang Rai resorts is Rangsinee with its home style cottages and cosy rooms. Equipped with all the modern facilities like air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, the property offers a perfect blend of comfort and luxury.

    It also enjoys a strategic location, as the resort is just a few miles from the airport, Mae Fah Luang University, and Pong Phra Bat Hot Spring. There are lush gardens encircling the hotel and each cottage has a private terrace that offers panoramic views of the area around. You can also play table tennis in the grounds, or enjoy fine dining at the restaurant nearby.

    Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: A
    restaurant, laundry services, airport shuttle, room service, a man-made lake.

    Prices: INR 1000-2000 per day

  • 19Golden Pine Resort and Spa

    Tucked away in rolling hills and panoramic rice fields, Golden Pine is the most stunning Chiang Rai mountain resort. Acting as a haven from the traffic noises of the city, the wooden cottages act as a perfect retreat center for calm introspection.

    The stunning backdrop of rice plantations and mesmerizing landscapes are pleasing to the eye as well as the soul. The rooms are elegantly decorated and a lagoon style swimming pool awaits you outside to take care of the summer heat. Jacuzzi and sun loungers, restaurants serving international cuisines, landscaped gardens and private balconies - Golden Pine has it all.

    Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Outdoor pool, laundry service, room service, restaurant, hot tub, spa, fitness centre, bar

    Prices: INR 2000-3000 per day

  • 20Chiang Rai Lake Hill Resort

    Enjoy a cosy stay at this popular Chiang Rai mountain resort where you can reconnect with nature and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Stunning views of magnificent hills from the balconies, ultra modern amenities at your fingertips, and a friendly staff to help you with everything you need is avaliable here. 

    Rediscover nature in its rawest form as you take a dip in the pool overlooking the valley. The rooms are airy and spacious, and each of them is decorated in a tasteful manner. And all of this at a throwaway price!

    Location: Tambon Nang Lae, Muang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Laundry service, restaurant, Pool.

    Prices: INR 1000-2000 per day

  • 21Chiang Rai Green Park Resort

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    The 3 star accommodation at Green Park is one of the best Chiang Rai resorts with its 20 stunning guest rooms. The hotel offers free parking facilities for the guests, and since it is close to the major tourist destinations in the city, you can go sightseeing on foot too.

    For the shopping lovers, a mall and bazaar are close by. However, if you want to relax at the resort, the air conditioned rooms are extremely comfortable and luxurious. There is an on-site bar featuring a piano on the terrace for the party lovers, and a pizzeria is located nearby for the foodies.

    Location: Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, en suite bathrooms, rainfall showers, sofas, restaurant

    Prices: INR 1000-2000 per day

  • 22Lanna Onsen

    The Chiang Rai resort spa called Lanna Onsen is easily reachable from most tourist destinations in the city. The landscaped gardens welcome you when you first enter, followed by spectacularly decorated lobbies.

    Free Wi-Fi runs through all the cottages, and all the rooms are smoking free. For guests who love to mingle, there is a shared lounge space too. If you are travelling with family, you should get a cottage with a seating area. Private terraces offer stunning views of the hills around, and it is not uncommon to go hiking from the resort.

    Location: Mae Suai, Mae Suai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities:Parking, laundry service, room service, spa

    Prices: INR 1000-2000 INR per day

  • 23Le Meridien Resort

    Considered as one of the most upscale and grand resorts in Chiang Rai, Le Meridien enjoys a quiet location far away from the city. Guests can experience a complete disconnect from civilization in this grand hotel.

    With large, airy rooms decorated in shades of greys, whites, and blues, the decor is pleasing to the eye. The infinity pool is at your disposal to beat the tropical heat of Thailand, and a massage at the luxurious spa will take away all the exhaustion from your weary bones. Enjoy the ultramodern amenities at an unmatched price at Le Meridien.

    Location: Amphur Muang Tambon Robwieng, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Parking, outdoor pool, laundry service, room service, restaurant, spa, fitness centre, bar

    Prices: INR 6000-7000 per day

  • 24Kong Garden View Resort Chiang Rai

    The boutique resort is the most stunning accommodation in Chiang Rai as it offers a breathtaking view of the majestic lake and well-kept gardens. The elegantly decorated rooms are spacious and airy, and come with attached marble bathrooms.

    All the rooms also have modern facilities like Wi-Fi and TV. Moreover, they come with private balconies from where you can witness the vibrant tangerine sunsets and the panoramic vistas around. The professional staff is always ready to help you with anything, and the hotel serves delicious American breakfast free of cost.

    Location: Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Amenities: Private balconies, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, en suite bathrooms, rainfall showers, mini fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, seating areas, private karaoke rooms, spa, restaurant.

    Prices: INR 1000-2000 per day

  • 25The Private Chiang Rai Resort

    Enjoy your stay at one of the most luxurious resorts in Chiang Rai by booking your stay at The Private hotel which offers spacious rooms with attached bathrooms. Equipped with thoughtful amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, the resort offers a perfect blend of nature and luxury.

    For larger families, rooms with seating areas are also available. Moreover, there is a playground where your little ones can run around and have fun. Since the resort is only 13 km from the airport, it will be easy to commute to and from the hotel.

    Location: Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai, Thail

    Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, air-conditioned rooms, free airport shuttle

    Prices: INR 1000-2000 per day

Attractions in Chiang Rai

Day outs in Chiang Rai



Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple

The most spectacular and iconic of all the structures claimed by Chiang Rai, Wat Rong Khun is a jewel in the crown of the city. Due to its finely chiselled white structure that glistens like the moon, it is widely known as The White Temple. In 1997, the construction of the temple was completed and the complex was opened for visitors.

The exquisite contemporary architecture of the temple is an absolute visual treat worth clicking on the camera from various perspectives. While “Gate of Heaven” and “Cycle of Rebirth” are the major attractions within the complex, a golden building serving as the rest rooms building stands out with its unique appeal, creating a strong contrast with the main white building.

n: South West of Chiang Rai Tow

: 8 AM to 5 PM.

: INR 110/THB 50


Doi Mae Salong

Gear up for a tranquil getaway at Doi Mae Salong to find yourself in one of the most picturesque tourist places in Chiang Rai. This mountain peak is known to offer you serene surroundings where you can combine your visit with many exciting activities like tea plantation visit, eating delicious local food, photography, etc.

The place also boasts of a unique culture and makes for a wonderful escape from the humdrum affairs of life. The quaint mountain of Doi Mae Salong has many tribal villages and offers you one of the most delicious oolong teas which is grown locally here.

Location: Amphoe Mae Fah Luang, Chiang Rai

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

Price: INR 65/THB 30


Clock Tower

Located right in the main town of Chiang Rai, the clock tower with its bright golden architectural style is definitely a crowd puller. If the architecture and pattern of this tower is similar to the White Temple, it is because both of these structures have been designed by the same artist, Chalermchai Khositpipat. The tower was open to public during 2008 as an honour to His Majesty, The King.

The clock tower, which is quite ordinary during day times, takes a magical turn during the night hours. Every evening, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, don’t miss the chimes and laser lights-cum music show. All of these happen when the colour of the tower changes from golden to pink to green.

 At the junction of Thanon Jet Yot & Thanon Baanpa Pragarn.

 Open all through the day.



Phu Chi Fah

This is an absolutely breath-taking cliff in Chiang Rai, which provides a scintillating view of the island, its beaches and mountains. The path that leads into this cliff is filled with dense mangroves and greenery that keep you spell bound all through the journey.

The peaks in this area vary in between1200 and 1628m above sea level. The sight of colourful flowers and sprawling meadows will make you go weak in your knees, especially when you come here during the season between November & January.

Located in the National Forest Reserve of Pa Mae Ing and Pa Mae Ngao.

 Open from 8AM to 5PM. Post this, the area gets dark and risky to travel through.

 Free of cost.


Wat Huai Pla Kung

A must see tourist place in Chiang Mai, Wat Huai Pla Kung is a famous 9 tiered temple with the largest Guan Yin Bodhisattva in Thailand. The place boasts of an interesting architectural design which is an amalgamation of Thai and Chinese architecture.

It is known to offer the most breathtaking views of the landscape and allows you to cherish some tranquil moments by witnessing the Buddhist traditions and just enjoying the serenity of the backdrop. The temple is one of the most unique tourist places in Chiang Rai and a great place to enjoy a spiritual retreat.

Location: 553, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: Free


Mae Kok River

Take a short boat ride on the Mae Kok River in Chiang Mai to be swept away by some of the most gorgeous views of the natural landscape in this beautiful mountainous city of Thailand. Starting from Thatorn to Chiang Rai, this is one of the most adventurous activities to do in Chiang Rai.

Interacting with the local tribes and basking in the glory of nature when sailing through the Mae Kok river is one of the things you will remember for life. Some of the major attractions of riding in Mae Kok river includes hot springs at the Karen village of Rhummit and a lot of mouth-watering Thai food.

Location: Mae Kok River flows from Thatorn to Chiang Rai

Timings: You can visit here anytime

Price: Free


The Golden Triangle

Situated in the Chiang Rai Province on the northern coast of Thailand, the Golden Triangle is one of its most enduring and attractive tourist destinations. The landscape of this stunning tourist destination is shrouded with lush jungles, hills while the Ruak River flows by merrily on its course.

The destination is the focal point of the meeting of three countries namely, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. As the Ruak River meets the Mekong River here, it forms a natural boundary between the three countries. It is also denoted by the name Sop Ruak by the locals. It is the mainstay of the Lanna Culture and get off point for many tourists who want to explore the markets of Burma. Phra That Doi Pu Khao which is located on the hill and Hall of Opium.

: Chiang Rai Province

Getting There: Blue Songathews (Local Buses) run from Mae Sai as well as Chiang Saen every 20 mins.


Boon Rawd's Singha Park

One of the most attractive places to visit in Chiang Rai, Singha Park should definitely be on your bucket list. A place where you can have a fun-filled day, Singha Park is replete with places like a small zoo, zip line, farm, vegetable and fruit garden. This is a place where you can look forward to having an adventure with your loved ones.

Some of the interesting activities to indulge in when you are at Singha Park are walking amidst the flower gardens, ziplining through the scenic landscape, picking fresh fruits and vegetables from the gardens, tasting various delicacies, seeing and feeding various animals, etc.

Location: Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Price: Free


Wat Phra Kaew

Also called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew is considered as one of the most important tourist places in Chiang Rai. It houses the meticulously carved statue of the Emerald Buddha and beautifully decorated to leave every tourist enthralled to the core.

One can look forward to gathering a peaceful day by visiting Wat Phra Kaew and admire the striking craftsmanship and architecture of this beautiful temple when they are on a vacation with their loved ones in Chiang Rai.

Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Timings: 7 am - 7 pm

Price: Free


Mae Fah Luang Art And Culture Park

The culture of Thailand is quite unique due to the presence of a large number of tribal communities here. Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park was imparting education to certain ethnic minority tribes. Today, since it doesn’t impart education anymore, it is a museum which holds priceless collections reflecting authentic Thai and Lanna cultures.

The Golden Pavilion (Haw Kham) containing intricate woodworks of Lord Buddha (belonging to as early as 17th century) and the Haw Kham Noi Pavilioin containing an enviable collection of timeless mural paintings.

Pa Ngew, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Mondays.

Price: INR 430/THB 80


Chiang Rai's Night Market

If there is one place in Chiang Rai where you can see Thai culture at its fullest form, it is the night market or the night bazaar. Close to the Walking Street types of Thailand, this night bazaar is where you can shop for exclusive handicraft items made of wood, scarves, bags, jewellery and many kinds of souvenirs that reflect Lanna culture and other hill tribal communities, at reasonable prices.

After you have shopped till you dropped, satiate your hunger with awesome grilled dishes along with a variety of beers. Do not miss to try out the authentic Thai massages from experts, folk music performances and other cultural displays that are exhibited here.

 Quite close to the bus station, right on the Prasopsuk Phaholyothin Road.

 Open in the evenings from 6.30pm and goes on till 11PM.

 Free of cost.


Oub Kham Museum

A visit to Oub Kham Museum is the perfect way to increase your knowledge about the rich history of Lanna Kingdom. If you consider yourself a culture vulture, th exhibits putting on display the tribal artefacts and other objects of historical importance will impress you with their priceless collections.

You will find yourself transported to the days of Lanna Kingdom through the images of Buddha, textiles, jewelry, and utensils kept here. The highlight of the museum is a 400 year old golden throne from the Shan State in Myanmar.

Location: 1/1 Nahkhai Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm

Price: INR 435/THB 200


Blue Temple

Unlike most temples in Chiang Rai, Blue Temple is a recent addition to its collection of exquisite temples. Built in 2005 over the ruins of an ancient shrine, this temple is dedicated to the tigers that inhabited the region once. Wat Rong Seua Ten, known as Blue Temple by outsiders, is an exemplifying blend of modern art and traditional architecture in Chiang Rai.

The intricate designs gracing its facade, roofs, and walls, contrast created by golden-blue colours, and brilliantly carved white idols of Buddha are noteworthy.

Location: Mae Kok Road, Chiang Rai

Timings: 8 am to 8 pm

Price: Free


Monkey Temple

Wat Tham Pla is a popular site among locals as well as outsiders due to its religious significance and all the surprises it holds within its divine realm. The temple is popularly called Monkey Temple due to the large number of macaques that live here. Located close to the Burmese border, the temple complex has modest but attractive façade, and a very tranquil ambience.

Apart from the temple complex, there is much more for visitors to see here like Fish Tail Cave, Turtle Cave, and Yunnanese Settlements. All in all, Monkey Temple will amuse you in various ways and visited for a few hours.

Location: Pong Ngam, Mae Sai

Timings: No Information

Price: Free Entry


Pu Kaeng Waterfall

Another gorgeous waterfall adorning the geography of Chiang Rai with its mere presence, Pu Kaeng is an entrance to the world of unspoilt nature and serenity. Located within the peaceful domain of Doi Luang National Park, this waterfall snakes through virgin forests before finally bouncing off several naturally formed rocky steps.

Featuring 9 level in total, the plummeting stream looks absolutely stunning, so make sure to carry your camera to seize the spectacle with your camera. Enjoy a nature walk in the forest or sit by the cascade with your loved ones – it is an excellent place to create some wonderful memories.

Location: Ban Pu Kaeng, Amphoe Phan, Chiang Rai

Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Price: Free Entry


Guan Yin Statue

Spread across a large area and surrounded by raw nature, Wat Huay Pla Kang complex houses a giant white image of Guan Yin, The Goddess of Mercy, which can be seen from afar. The presence of this statue makes this Buddhist temple one of the most remarkable tourist places in Chiang Rai.

A visit to this statue also offers great photograph opportunities where budding and hobbyist photographers can test their skills. With the wonderful Chinese style temple sitting next to it, this majestic statue perched atop a small hill makes a sight to behold.

Location: Mae Yao, Chiang Rai

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

Price: INR 90/THB 40

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