Introducing Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai Province has such a diversity of attractions that its capital city is often overlooked. If you take the time to know it, Chiang Rai is a small but delightful city with a relaxed atmosphere, good value accommodation and some tasty eats. It's also the logical base from which to plan excursions to the more remote corners of the province.
Founded by Phaya Mengrai in 1262 as part of the Lao-Thai Lanna kingdom, Chiang Rai didn't become a Siamese territory until 1786, then a province in 1910.
Chiang Rai destination guides
Top 10 spookiest buildings around the world
Have you ever visited a building that gave you the creeps? These 10 buildings around the world are guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine. 1.
This was the tour that started it all for Intrepid - and it remains one of our most popular. Northern Thailand is among the greatest adventure destinations on the planet and this journey shows why - hiking among hilltribes near Chiang Mai, sailing on rivers like Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and calling in to visit friendly and colourful villages.
Northern Thailand Discovery
From the buzzing night market of Chiang Mai and the elephants of Lampang to delicious food and beautiful textiles, immerse yourself in the incredible culture of the region. Cycle through the ancient city of Sukhothai, climb up to the Buddhist temples at Doi Suthep and enjoy the beauty of the hills surrounding Chiang Mai.
7 spookiest buildings around the world
Has a building ever given you the creeps? It could be a beautiful church, an office building, a small cottage...and you might not be able to put your finger on why, but something about it was just plain spooky.