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29 May 2017
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Chiang Rai Tourist Information

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CHIANG RAI

The quieter neighbor of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a land of outstanding natural beauty, where visitors looking to avoid the hordes can visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife, and check out the golden triangle, the former center of the world’s opium trade.
Chiang Rai has been inhabited since the 7th century, but it was not until 1262 that King Meng Rai established it as the first capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The capital was later relocated to Chiang Mai and since that time Chiang Rai has lived in the shadow of its neighboring province, though for tourists this is a good thing.

Today, Chiang Rai is a traveler is paradise, endowed with abundant natural attractions and antiquities. Attractions range from ruins of ancient settlements and Buddhist shrines to magnificent mountain scenery and hill tribe villages. For those interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, jungle trekking is a magical experience; explore the mountains of the north along various hiking trails, many of which access the villages of diverse hill tribes groups, many of whom maintain their traditional lifestyles.�

Chiang Rai town, which tends to be a little more laid back than its more popular neighbor, now competes with Chiang Mai as a tourist attraction and is fast becoming a popular escape for tourists wanting to leave their troubles behind.

Chiang Rai, the former capital of the great Lanna Kingdom, is a fascinating province filled with cultural and natural wonders, including the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together; an area that was once the hub of opium production, a trade that had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. Chiang Rai had stayed off the tourist radar for many years, its people enjoying very leisurely development and mostly traditional, rural lifestyles. Until this day, entire clans live together in bamboo houses and each village has its own individual character.�

Recently tourism has boomed in Chiang Rai, where visitors have come to explore the pristine natural beauty of the countryside and immerse themselves in the indigenous culture, including those of a variety of different hill tribe communities. Fortunately for tourists, Chiang Rai is also a center for community development projects, helping rural villagers develop their attractions without adversely affecting their natural and cultural assets.


As one of the hottest tourist destinations in Thailand, Chiang Rai has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Chiang Rai holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions on Chiang Rai

As one of the hottest tourist destinations in Thailand, Chiang Rai features many excellent dining opportunities. While both Thai and international cuisine is available to visitors, it is the distinctive northern Thai cuisine that Chiang Rai is best known for. Of course all options are available in Chiang Rai town, but once in the countryside, visitors should experience the pleasure of eating authentic northern Thai cuisine, including dishes that have been influenced by Thailand’s neighbors, Burma, Laos, and even China; such dishes include khan khanoon (spicy jackfruit curry) served with sticky rice and sai ooa (spicy pork sausages). The epitome of northern Thai dining is a traditional khan toke dinner, which features a variety of dishes served on a small, round table. Visitors can easily try a khan toke dinner at several restaurants in the town.

Information Reference : www.tourismthailand.org

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