This temple appears contemporary but probably dates back at least 500 years. Extensive remodelling in the early 1990s has left several structures in the…
Must see attractions in Chiang Rai Province
- WWat Klang Wiang
- WWat Jet Yot
The seven-spired chedi (stupa) at Wat Jet Yot is similar to that of its Chiang Mai namesake but is without stucco ornamentation. Of more aesthetic…
- LLamnamkok National Park
Dating to 2002, this is one of Thailand’s youngest national parks. The area is home to waterfalls and, most notably, a hot spring. The latter is a short…
- WWat Chedi Luang
The ruins of the Buddhist Wat Chedi Luang feature an 18m octagonal chedi (stupa) in the classic Chiang Saen or Lanna style. Archaeologists argue about its…
- CChinese Martyr’s Memorial Museum
South of the turn-off to the KMT general’s tomb is the Chinese Martyr’s Memorial Museum, a Chinese-style building that houses some underwhelming displays…
- PPha Soet Hot Spring
The hot water from this natural spring has been redirected into a communal pool; for a more private experience, rooms are also available (50B to 80B). Ban…
- WWat Prathat Pukhao
Wat Prathat Pukhao provides the best viewpoint of the Mekong junction of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. There are steps up to the temple next to the House of…
- AAll-Day Market
An all-day market forms at the southern end of town and unites vendors selling hill-people's handicrafts, shops selling tea and a few basic restaurants.
- CClock Tower
Chiang Rai's 'main' clock tower lights up at night and is a popular photo opportunity.
Chiang Rai's main market for fresh produce. It's busiest in the morning.
- WWat Mahathat
Buddhist ruins in Chiang Saen.
- PPhra Chiang Saen Si Phaendin
The first sight you’ll inevitably see in Sop Ruak is Phra Chiang Saen Si Phaendin, a giant Buddha statue financed by a Thai-Chinese foundation. The statue…
- MMorning Market
Chiang Khong's morning market is the place to come for fresh produce.
- AAfternoon Market
Chiang Khong's afternoon market offers a variety of fresh produce.
- PPratu Chiang Saen
The historic main gateway to Chiang Saen’s western flank.
- WWat Phra Kaew
Buddhist temple in the centre of Chiang Khong.
- WWat Luang
A riverside Buddhist temple in Chiang Khong.
- CClock Tower
The older of Chiang Rai's two clock towers.
- CChiang Rai First Church
Protestant church in central Chiang Rai.
- WWat Sri Don Chai
A Buddhist temple in Chiang Khong.