Introducing Chiang Rai Province
Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost province, has a bit of everything: the mountains in the far east are among the most dramatic in the country, the lowland Mekong River floodplains to the northeast are not unlike those one would find much further south in Isan, and the province shares borders with Myanmar and Laos. In terms of people, it's also among Thailand's most ethnically diverse provinces and is home to a significant minority of hill tribes, Shan and other Tai groups, and more recent Chinese immigrants.
Thailand's best ecotourism spots
Chiang Rai The centre for hill-tribe trekking with a social justice hook; some trekking companies employ hill-tribe guides or foster community development programs...