Top 5 attractions to explore in Chiang Rai
Northernmost province of Thailand. The north of the province is part of the so-called Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge.
Khun Jae national park is established in 1995. The park is consisting of various wildlife and natural sight-seeing. Mae Tho Waterfalls is a 7 steps waterfall, it takes about 2 hours to explore all 7 steps. Khun Jae Waterfall receives its name according to the park itself. Khun Jae Waterfalls is a 6 step waterfall, near the waterfall there is an area where you can do a picnic. Doi Mod has a vast variety of wild plants. The area is covered in rainforest. Doi Lanka is the 5th highest mountain in Th
Wat Pa Sak, 'The Teak Forest Monastery' owes its name to the teak trees which still stand along the perimeter of Chiang Saen's city walls, which are located just a few hundred meters from this monastery. Its principal item of interest is a brick and stucco chedi dating from around 1319 . Apart from the chedi, the ruins of an ubosot with several standing stone columns can be found in front of the chedi. There are also scattered stone foundations of indeterminate purpose in the fields surrounding
The Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong is one of the oldest and most highly revered temples in North Thailand. According to local legend the Buddha once visited the hill where the temple now stands. The temple that is officially named Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan is very highly revered, because of the sacred Buddha relic that is enshrined here.
This bizarre-looking white temple located about five km south of Chiang Rai City is the brainchild of Chiang Rai-born visual artist and painter Chalermchai Kositpipat. He brings an unconventional approach to temple architecture, fusing elements from his own imagination (white, not gold, as a pure colour to embody the sacredness of temples) with orthodox Buddhist teachings about heaven, hell, karma and earthly sins.
Map of attractions in Chiang Rai