Chiang Rai is one of the best locations to visit in the north-eastern reaches of Thailand. Known for its calm atmosphere and serene temples, this town is an absolute treat to explore. So, just how do you do that? Here’s a look at how you can get around Chiang Rai.
Current Travel Restrictions
Now, to start off with, it’s important to understand what travel restrictions are in place currently due to the global pandemic situation. At present, you are able to visit the town but precautionary steps like taking tests, mandatory quarantine, and mask usage need to be adhered to.
Best Time to Visit
With that out of the way, what exactly are the best time to be here in Chiang Rai. Well, the cool months that last from November to February are considered to be the best choice.
Take a Walk
Chiang Rai – despite all of its great attractions – is actually quite a small settlement. So much so, that the recommended way to get around and explore is to just take a walk! In fact, if you’re staying at a centrally located hotel Chiang Rai has on offer – say, for example, the Hotel Sooknirund – you can reach all the major landmarks on foot!
That being said, there are a number of other options available to you, if you don’t want to overwork your leg muscles. Tuk-tuks are readily available here and are generally affordable. You can also give a songtaew a try – it’s a pick-up truck of sorts that serves as a taxi.