Thailand has always had it’s doors open to a countless number of visitors from across the globe. Away from the cosmopolitan busy and vibrant streets of Bangkok one could find many culturally and historically important sites. One such place is Chiang Rai. A less known city among tourist when compared to some of its popular neighbors, the city, however, is of significant importance as it is regarded as one of the oldest settlements in Thailand. There are various attractions that are truly unique in their own nature and act as tourist magnets. With the influx of tourists , there has been a growing number of complementing activities and services in and around the region. Spotting a hotel in Chiang Rai has become more and more common than what it used to be.
Most of the attractions are in or around the city and are easily accessible by most modes of public transport or by private vehicles. Most resorts are also concentrated in the close proximity to the main attractions enabling visitors to stay close to them one of the highly recommended options is, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort which organizes excursions to these sights. Regarded as one of the main attractions in Chiang Rai is the Wat Rong Khun which has thousands of visitors annually. The temple illuminates in the sparkling sun due to the pieces of glass incorporated in the plaster.
It is known as the White Temple by most tourists. One of the other attractions in the area is the Wat Phra Singh , known mainly for its majestical gateway. Another notable place to see if you are visiting the region is the Hill tribe museum and education center. These are some of the many attractions spread across the region. Phu Chi Fah is another great place to check out while here for the picturesque views it offers. Translating to Mountain pointing to the sky in Thai. Chiang Rai’s Night Market is another place to look out while you’re here as it is a great place to pick up items made by the hill tribe community.
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