Best Chiang Rai itineraries



"Chiang Rai is so far north that it's only a short drive from Thailand's northernmost point."goatsontheroad.com
"Chiang Rai is the most northern city, and it's also the biggest city of the golden triangle."beenaroundtheglobe.com
"Chiang Rai is not a huge party town - in fact I found it pretty quiet, even though I visited in January, in peak tourist season."goatsontheroad.com
"Chiang Rai is one of the more famous off-the-beaten-track cities, with a few hidden gems."feetdotravel.com
"Chiang Rai is usually a short stay destination for many travelers."willflyforfood.net
"Chiang Rai is a strategic location as it is well-connected to all the other famous Thai cities and not so distant."aworldtotravel.com

North Thailand

Chiang Rais location

Chiang Rai at a glance

Very Touristic
Calm City



2-3 nights


Cheap (2 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Chiang Rai


Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)

Tachileik Airport (THL)

Ban Huoeisay Airport (HOE)

About Chiang Rai

The big city in the country Thailand Chiang Rai has a population of 1,494,052. Further Chiang Rai is in the north of Thailand (more about Thailand). Chiang Rai fits perfect for a cultural trip. Further the nearest city of Chiang Rai is Chiang Mai.

Things to do

, we had heard so many good things about this northern province. We wanted to see as much as possible in the few days we had here


Baan Dam / or The ‘Black House’

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Chiang Rai is Thailand (plan Thailand itineraries)’s northernmost city that sits in the basin of the Kok river. With it’s location East of Chiang Mai and fair


What can you see at the hill tribe museum:

See 3 Countries at the Golden Triangle

Visit the Black House Museum

more than 40 buildings.

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Located in the far north of Thailand (plan Thailand itineraries), Chiang Rai province is a fantastic destination for travellers who are after a chill vibe but


10 Best Things to Do in Chiang Rai

10. Discover Secrets of the Opium Trade

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Eat & drink

Entrance to the Black House Chiang Rai was just 80 Baht – well worth the money for what you see. Contents hide 1 How to get to the

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Being honest, and partly because of the comments made to us on check-in, we actually ignored the night market on the first evening

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I had heard that taking a slow boat from the border of Laos to Luang Prabang is the cheapest and best option of all. However, I di

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. put the emphasis on Chiang Mai. This makes sense as Chiang Mai is a large yet charming city with a great number of attractions.

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The Green Bus has a VIP bus option that runs from Chiang Mai (see itineraries) to Chiang Rai multiple times per day. The VIP buses have super wide s

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Like I mentioned, Chiang Rai Beach isn’t your typical “beach” in Thailand (plan Thailand itineraries). However, funnily enough, you’ll still find those quinte

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Many people visit Chiang Rai as a day trip from Chiang Mai (see itineraries) just to visit the White Temple, but there is so much more to explore in


Chiang Rai itinerary – the perfect 1 or 2 days in Chiang Rai

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In Chiang Rai you will find the famous White and Blue Temples, as well as many more attractions. , missing out on the sunrises,


My 24-hour Chiang Rai itinerary: Day 1

Final thoughts on the ultimate Chiang Rai itinerary?

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Untuk kamu yang sudah memiliki paspor pastikan masa berlaku paspor kamu saat tanggal keberangkatan ke Thailand (plan Thailand itineraries) tidak kurang dari 6

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Everything is catered to a tee in this relatively new and modern hotel. Rooms are spotless with all the little extras included.

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As we cleared the outskirts of Chiang Rai, the bus driver pulled over and collected money from all the passengers. I thought it wa

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Chiang Rai is often passed by tourists crossing borders to either Laos or Myanmar (plan Myanmar itineraries) from Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai itineraries). But for those who made time to


Book hotels in advance, especially during the Songkran Festival.

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Heading to Chiang Rai soon? Looking for the best hostels in Chiang Rai? This post should help you find the perfect Chiang Rai host

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If you’re looking for a hostel recommendation in Chiang Rai then I have to advise Mercy Hostel . It was modern with huge social ar

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