Chiang Rai, a small province with a population about 1.3 million, has a mountainous landscape bordering with Myanmar, Laos, and the south of China. With its historical background and ethnic diversity, Chiang Rai is full of art, cultures, and interesting ways of life. There are also local kindly people who love their homeland, beautiful natural tourist attractions where not many people have a chance to visit. Chiang Rai has a nice chilly weather which allows you to travel all year round. While the natural surroundings look greener with the rain in a monsoon season, tourists will see sea fog and get a taste of winter vegetables and fruits you cannot find anywhere else.
There are three seasons – the hot season from March to May, the rainy season from May to October and the cool season from November to February. In the cool season, the temperature may drop to 13 °C at night. It can be lower in the mountains.
Srinakarin Sathit Maha Santi Khiri Located on the highest mountain of Doi Mae Salong. Architecture is Lanna Simplified On the base of the rectangular lower floor about 30 meters wide, each side about 15 meters, decorated with gray tiles. The statue is decorated with four directions. Bells decorated with gold plate. Carved beautiful Lanna pattern. It was built in the year 1996 to present a charity to children of grandmothers. It is the worship of the local people on Doi Mae Salong. The material from the relics. Located on the top of Doi Mae Salong. The view is breathtaking. The mountains are small and green, and the villages of the local people around. If you go in the morning to experience the cold weather. The sun is rising over the mountain. Change the color of the sky to orange. The white mist covered the whole mountain. It is a place to relax as well.
Black House Museum, This is considered a "home" of the , the national artist. The area of about hundred rai is a place of more than thirty black Lanna-style buildings. This architecture reflects the fineness of Lanna, Lanchang and Suvarnabhumi architecture. Visitors will see local art as well as appliances and collectibles of Dr.Thawan Duchanee. In addition to the black architecture, the highlight of the Black House is the decoration of animals’ horn and bone. Moreover, there is also "Black House Gallery", an area of art exhibitions and souvenirs that is about Black House.
Wat Rong Khun, designed and built by Chaloemchai Kositpipat, reflects the combination of Lanna architecture and art of the reign of King Rama IX of Rattanakosin. Wat Rong Khun is a Buddhist art in the form of heaven on human soil. White chapel depicts the purity of the Buddha. It was created in a unique way such as the glass work, Thai Stucco and leaves that differ from normal temple. Inside, there are neat leather paintings which tell the story of the religion and the Thai people in modern times.
Singha Park, Singha Park or Rai Boonrod is a tourist attraction that combines agro tourism with leisure. The farm covers an area of over 8,000 rai, divided into sections such as the golden Lion landmark , a large field of flowers, fields of barley, meadows and livestock Watching and Feeding Animals, Oolong Tea and Vegetables Plantations, adventure-style playthings, bicycle way with bicycle rental service, etc. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, there are cafes, drinks and bakery, tea shop and Phu Pirom Restaurant.
Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai It is a Buddhist temple. This is a measure of discovery. "Emerald Buddha" or "Maha Mani Ratana sculpture" Buddha invaluable of the Thai people. Before moving to enshrine in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. At Bangkok Make it Current Wat Phra Kaew in Chiang Rai The Jade Buddha was rebuilt on the occasion of His Majesty the King's birthday. There is a 90-year-old monk inside the temple has a pagoda at the scene of lightning. To find a glass mantis hidden in the pagoda, Jade Hall, the ancient Lanna style. Enshrined "The Buddha. Wat Phra Kaew Chiang Rai "on the wall. And drawing creation. The Jade Buddha Temple, Chiang Rai Lanna style building The museum displays important Buddha images. Including arts and culture about Buddhism in modern style.
Phra That Doi Tung, The golden pagoda known as "Phra That Doi Tung" or Wat Phra Maha Chantha. It is not only the important relics of Chiang Rai but also an Pig year relic. It is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. Doi Tung relics are particularly beautiful in winter. The mist covers the Relics. Although the way is very steep and requires a skilled driver, the scenery along the way up the mountain is very beautiful.
Phra That Doi Tung is Located in Mae Fah Luang district about 60 km far from Chiang Rai downtown. From Chiang Rai downtown, take the route of Chiang Rai - Mae Sai or rent a minibus up on the mountain. The temple is open daily from 8.00am to 4.30am. Visitors can go to Phra That on foot or drive to the front of the temple.
Mae Fah Luang University, Mae Fah Luang University was founded in 1998, the most beautiful university in Thailand. Surrounded by valleys and nature. The facility is well equipped with a computer shop. Convenience stores, cafes, restaurants and also important places. The visitors to visit the beauty such as Sirindhorn Language and Culture Center. Created and designed by Chinese architects. The atmosphere of traditional Chinese. The main purpose is to build a language and culture center to teach Chinese to students and interested people. It is a cultural exchange point between China and Thailand. But for tourists who want to visit and photograph the beauty of Chinese architecture. You can visit the campus during the hours, outdoor patio patio. The royal family of HRH Princess Srinagarindra is enshrined in front. Surrounded by academic and administrative buildings, the courtyard is beautiful with its architecture and flowering plants growing around it. It is a relaxing place for students and visitors to visit the temple. The temple was built to enshrine the Lord of the Golden Triangle. It is used as a place to conduct religious activities on important occasions as well as a place to stay. Pay attention to the mind. If anyone wants to experience the natural atmosphere and find a place to relax. Mae Fah Luang University One more Do not miss.
Night Bazaar, It is a night market that full with tourists of all nationalities. There are many products such as clothing home Decoration and local products. Both local and hill tribe handicrafts are cheap and available for both Thai and foreign tourists. Beside goods, Night Bazaar also offers a variety of food. There is a stage for performances by students in Chiang Rai which are traditional folk dance and folk music, Chiang Rai Night Bazaar is reputed to be a well organized and comfortable night market. Near there, parking lot is available.
Open daily from 6.30 pm - 11.00 pm. It is located between the old Chiang Rai Bus Terminal and Phahonyothin Rd. conveniently walking from the Bus Terminal.
Wat rong sua ten, Wat Rong Sear Tean is a work of Salanok, the local artist and a pupil of Dr.Chalermchai Kositpipat, is distinguished by the blue chapel, which is adorned with serpentine sculptures which is adapted from the technique of Dr.Thawan Duchanee. Inside the chapel is painted in blue and there are murals telling the story about Buddha's history. Inside the head of the white glittering Buddha sculpture contains the buddha’s relics and there are 88,000 Lamphun Buddha’s relics, and jeweries below.
Wat Rong Sear Tean is located in downtown and far from kok river bridge about 300m using mae yao Rd. It is open daily from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Shing Fong Tea Plantation, Doi Mae Salong has many tea farms that can be visited on the same route as the ChuiFong Tea farm. It is in front of the entrance to hill tribe village which has famous extensive tea plantations with an international farm management system with over forty years of experience. Beside the nature, Chuifong Tea Farm also has a cafe serving drinks and bakery. On Doi Mae Salong, there is another tea plantation that is interesting which is Wang Pud Tan, an older tea houses have been around for more than thirty years, focusing on tea production rather than tourism. Visitors will see tea plantations that cover the valley and taste the tea grown by the farm. It is reputed to have a unique aroma. In addition to tea plantations, the farm also has a nice Yunnan Chinese restaurant. When traveling to the top of the mountain, visitors will see the beauty of the relics Srinakarin Sarasin Maha Santi Khiri applied Lanna style at a height of 1,500 meters, which is made up to show dedication of Thai people to the King Rama IX’s mother along with the 360 degree view of Doi Mae Salong and the wide mountains.
Chuifong Tea Farm is about 60 km far from Chiang Rai downtown. Take the Mae Chan - Tha Ton route passing through Mae Chan district, Pa Tung hot spring, and Baan Huy Hin Fon. Driving up to Doi Mae Salong is not difficult, however, the way to the top of the relics is slightly steep and narrow. Must have a skilled driver.
Chao Fong Tea Plantation 8.00 am -5.30 pm
Wang Pud Tan Tea House Visiting all day
Phrathat Srinakarin Sathit Maha Santi Khiri Visiting all day.
Clock Tower, The clock tower of Chiang Rai is designed by Dr.Chaloemchai Kositpipat. It was built to commemorate Queen Sirikit of Thailand in the reign of King Rama IX. The color of the tower is gold and there are beautiful stucco work. The highlight of this clock tower is the daily changing of light at 7.00pm , 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm combined with Chiang Rai local music. 800 meters away is the location of the old classic clock tower.
It is located in the middle of Jedyod Rd. and Banphaprakan Rd. You can easily walk from the clock tower to the Walking Street.