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Always up for an eye-opening excursion and inventive ways to get inspired, you're eager to check out new territory like a pro. You're ready to set course in a new direction. It's not challenging to fill an itinerary, because Expedia makes it a breeze to book tons of things to do. Reserve your activities today, and the only thing left to do is count the days until your trip and start daydreaming. Coming up: Chiang Rai Province!
Our activities are the best way to organise your getaway. You'll want a game plan to fully explore Chiang Rai Province, particularly when you intend to include trips to museums and outdoor activities. And we realise you don't want to hunker down in your hotel room遥ou're ready to get out and see what life is like for locals. You're eager to sign up for the best activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Book professional city tours on Expedia, and there will be no need to worry about looking at a map.
The city of Chiang Rai - capital of the province of the same name - lies in the Golden Triangle part of Thailand bordering Myanmar and Laos. It’s a typically northern city, with a small population and compact size that makes it easy to explore. A distinct cuisine and tribal population means it has something a little different to offer, which is why it appeals to travellers. Catch a tuk tuk across the city - a great way to explore - visit the city’s numerous temples and religious sites or discover its history at a choice of excellent museums. This is truly one of Thailand’s cultural capitals.
Doi Tong - Located to the northwest of the city, close to the banks of the Kok River, this is the place to go for the best views of the city
Old Town - The original walled old city was founded back in 1262 by King Mangrai, becoming the capital of the Mangrai Dynasty. It’s the most historic part of the city with abundant temples to explore.
The Golden Triangle - The point where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet. This captivating region is close enough to the city to explore on day trips or longer excursions to discover hill-tribe villages.
Wat Rong Khun - Lying just outside the city, the White Temple is a visually stunning attraction that’s well worth seeing. As is the nearby Singha Park.
Walk up to the top of Dai Tong for the best views of the city, or head southwest and check out the vistas at Doi Khoa Kwai from the temple terrace. In the heart of the city, discover the Chiang Rai golden clock tower and shop for bargains at the Night Bazaar, where you’ll also get some excellent street food. And nature lovers shouldn’t miss the beautiful gardens at Mae Fah Luang. Take a trip out to the Golden Triangle, where three countries meet, and visit ancient tribal villages in the hills here.
Catch a tuk tuk in the city and explore in a uniquely Thai way. Wander the enigmatic streets of the walled old city, stumbling across majestic temples and religious sites. For a more cultural experience, check out some of the city’s superb museums, including the Lanna Museum and Oub Kham Museum where you can see objects once used in the kingdom’s royal court. Hit the river beach along the banks of the Kok or catch a boat to explore the city and surroundings from a different viewpoint. Take an elephant ride in the countryside around the city, and get up close and personal with some of Chiang Mai’s biggest and most beautiful residents.