Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Chiang Rai

Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park

In addition to a museum that houses one of Thailand’s biggest collections of Lanna artefacts, this vast, meticulously landscaped compound includes antique and contemporary art, Buddhist temples and other structures.…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai Province

Wat Rong Khun

Whereas most of Thailand’s Buddhist temples have centuries of history, Wat Rong Khun’s construction began in 1997 by noted Thai painter turned architect Chalermchai Kositpipat. Seen from a distance, the temple appea…
Top Choice Museum in Chiang Rai Province

Baandam

The bizarre brainchild of Thai National Artist Thawan Duchanee, and a rather sinister counterpoint to Wat Rong Khun, Baandam unites several structures, most of which are stained black and ominously decked out with a…
Top Choice Museum in Chiang Rai

Hilltribe Museum & Education Center

This museum and cultural centre is a good place to visit before undertaking any hill-tribe trek. Run by the nonprofit Population & Community Development Association (PDA), the venue has displays that are underwh…
Museum in Sop Ruak

Hall of Opium

One kilometre north of Sop Ruak on a 40-hectare plot opposite the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation has established the 5600-sq-metre Hall of Opium. The multimedia exhibitions i…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Kaew

Originally called Wat Pa Yia (Bamboo Forest Monastery) in the local dialect, this is the city’s most revered Buddhist temple. The main prayer hall is a medium-sized, well-preserved wooden structure. The octagonal ch…
Museum in Chiang Rai

Oub Kham Museum

This slightly zany private museum houses an impressive collection of paraphernalia from virtually every corner of the former Lanna kingdom. The items, some of which truly are one of a kind, range from a monkey-bone …
Historic Site in Chiang Saen

Wat Pa Sak

About 200m from the Pratu Chiang Saen (the historic main gateway to the town’s western flank) are the remains of Wat Pa Sak, where the ruins of seven monuments are visible in a historical park. The main mid-14th-cen…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Saen

Wat Phra That Pha Ngao

Located 3km south of town in the village of Sop Kham, this Buddhist temple complex contains a large prayer hall built to cover a partially excavated Chiang Saen-era Buddha statue. There is a beautiful golden teak ho…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Singh

This temple dates back to the late 14th century, and its oldest surviving original buildings are typical northern Thai-style wooden structures with low, sweeping roofs. The main wí·hăhn (sanctuary) houses impressive…