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Night Market, Chiang Rai

Night Market, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai's night market is conveniently near the centre of town, a short walk from the bus station. Besides having semi-permanent shops, one area is devoted to individual sellers who spread out their wares on the ...

Communities & Old Markets Muang Chiang Rai,
Chiang Rai

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Kok River

Kok River

The Kok River runs from Thathon in northern Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and then flows on to meet the Maekhong River at Chiang Khong. Within the city proper of Chiang Rai, there are plenty of places to sit on the banks and...

Rivers, Waterfalls & Reservoirs Muang Chiang Rai,
Chiang Rai

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Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

Mae Salong (Santikhiri)

Mae Salong (Santikhiri) is a Chinese dominated town once settled by the KMT (Kuomintang) which makes you feel like you are not in Thailand. It sits approximately 1800m above sea level and is about 40km out of Mae Chan. T...

Palaces & Historical Sites Mae Fa Luang,
Chiang Rai

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Hill Tribe Museum

Hill Tribe Museum

Hill Tribe Museum is a public-benefit organisation which aims to help educate local and foreign tourists about hill tribes' fast disappearing culture. The museum aims to preserve artifacts and to provide information...

Museums Muang Chiang Rai,
Chiang Rai

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Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong

The Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong is a temple built in the mountain city of Doi Chom Thong. In 1260, King Mengrai is said to have visited, viewed the surrounding area, and pronounced it suitable for the establishment of ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Muang Chiang Rai,
Chiang Rai

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Wat Phra Kaew (Chiang Rai)

Wat Phra Kaew (Chiang Rai)

Wat Phra Kaew is one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist temples in Chiang Rai. It is unclear when the temple was founded. The temple was originally called Wat Pa Yeah or Wat Pa Yah as it was surrounded by a dense ye...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Muang Chiang Rai,
Chiang Rai

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Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun

The Wat Rong Khun is a lifetime project of artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, blending traditional Buddhist art with contemporary themes. The temple is almost entirely white with small pieces of mirrored glass. It is designe...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Muang Chiang Rai,
Chiang Rai

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Wat Phra That Chom Kitti

Wat Phra That Chom Kitti

Wat Phra That Chom Kitti Temple is located on an hilltop and has a pagoda containing a Buddha relic. Wat Phra That Chom Kitti is known for its crooked chedi, which contains a fragmented piece of the Buddha relic, which ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Chiang Saen,
Chiang Rai

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Wat Phra That Chedi Luang

Wat Phra That Chedi Luang

Wat Phra That Chedi Luang Temple is located next to Chiang Saen National Museum and is an ancient 88-metre high, bell-shaped, Lanna style principal chedi. The base of Chedi is 24 metre in circumference and it was constr...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Chiang Saen,
Chiang Rai

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Wat Phra Chao Lan Thong

Wat Phra Chao Lan Thong

Wat Phra Chao Lan Thong is located within the city walls of Chiang Saen and was built by Prince Thong Ngua, a son of King Tilokkarat. A fairly large Buddha statue with a lap width of two metres and height of over three ...

Temples & Other Religious Sites Chiang Saen,
Chiang Rai

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