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Sightseeing in Chiang Rai - what to see. Complete travel guide

This city is founded by King Mengrai in 1262. For a long time it had remained the capital of the independent kingdom of Lanna, which was later conquered by the Burmese. Today Chiang Rai (or Changwat Chiang Rai) is the administrative center of the eponymous province located in the north of the country.
Chiang Rai offers a decent selection of entertainment options for fans of active pastime. Baan Zen Yoga Reiki Chakras balancing is the unique leisure center. It is a massive and beautifully … Open
This area is interesting due to the fact for a long time only impassable trails have connected it with the rest of the country. Northern Thailand is considered the cradle of the unique and amazing Thai culture. Here the traditions of this amazing country have been preserved in complete isolation from the influence of other cultures.
Chiang Rai is famous for its vats (Buddhist temples). According to a legend once the Emerald Buddha statue has stood here. Later it has appeared in Bangkok. One of the local churches (Ngam Muang Hill) keeps the tomb with the remains of King Meng Rai. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Fans of the evening entertainment have to consider that after 9:00 pm the city literally freezes, as the majority of dining places and shops are closed. In the evening, the busiest place … Open
The nature of northern Thailand is also unique. Bright and rich colors of mountain sceneries surround the city and fascinate thousands of tourists who come to visit these places. We suggest making a route from Chiang Rai to the Doi Tung and Doi Mae Salonga Mountains in order to enjoy the beauty of tropical forest that hides ancient temples and panoramic landscapes from with their peaks. On your way you can visit the villages of the local tribes.
The Wat Umong Temple is included in the list of the most unusual temples in the country. It was found not so long ago, in 1927. The ground part of the temple looks quite usual. Its main mystery is its underground part. There are natural caves connected by tunnels and illuminated with candles. The main values of the temple are multiple statues of Buddha, some of which are really old.
Local dining places have not only a good choice of various dishes, but also attractive prices, so a holiday in Chiang Rai would satisfy even the thriftiest travelers. The I Buoni a Nulla … Open
On the hilltop, there is the Wat Phra That Chomkitti Temple. It is recognized as one of the oldest churches in the district. According to some data, the city was formed exactly around the temple after its building. Over the years, the temple has lost its original status and laid in ruins by the end of the 20th century. The temple has recently been restored. To reach it, you will have to climb the stairs of 383 steps.
The most unusual cultural center in the city is the Opium Museum. Thailand has long been one of the world leaders in its production. Thanks to opium, a lot of important drugs saving thousand people’s lives have been invented. Its unique properties are actively used in medicine now. The themed museum houses a multifaceted collection of exhibits including old production tools, different agricultural tools and modern interactive equipment.
Chiang Rai is often called the city of endless festivals, as a lot of interesting events are held here throughout the year. Its brightest holidays are held in February, April and November. … Open
The trips to the village of Santikhiri are very popular with fans of walks along picturesque places. There is one of the largest tea plantations in the country that has long gained a status of the popular attraction. Everyone can see how tea bushes grow. You also can see how the tea leaves are collected and even take part in this activity. In the vicinity of tea plantations, there are fast fruit gardens that are open for visitors.
In the picturesque mountainous area, there is the Botanical Mae Fah Luang Garden. Its visitors can admire rare decorative plants and flowers. At one time, there were vast rice plantations on the territory where the garden is located. Afterwards, the natives decided to found the beautiful garden here. Besides rare plants, it is decorated with many interesting sculptures.
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National and city parks around Chiang Rai
♥   National Park 'Sai Thong' , 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lam Nam Kok' , 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Doi Luang' , 52.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Mae Puem' , 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Phu Zang' , 70.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Thailand: things to see

Thailand remains one of the biggest centers of tourism in the world. Hot beaches, beautiful and diverse nature, and rich choice of places of interest let every traveler select a program to fit one's taste. Bangkok remains one of the most favorite destinations for travelers. Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in the 7th century is the main landmark of the central square. The 15 meter long statue of Buddha is the main decoration of the temple. The statue is decorated with mother of pearl and skillful carving. Walls of the temple feature amazing paintings that depict Buddha and his apprentices. There is a gallery on the temple territory, where visitors will see a collection of rare figurines. There are approximately 400 items in total. … Open
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