Welcome to Chiang Rai


Founded by Phaya Mengrai in 1262 as part of the Lao–Thai Lanna kingdom, Chiang Rai (เชียงราย) didn’t become a Siamese territory until 1786 and a province until 1910.


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$100.48 Cultural & Theme Tours

Myanmar Temples & Golden Triangle Private Tour from Chiang Rai

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai ProvinceThis is place where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. It is also where the Mekong River flows from China and forms the border of Laos and ThailandDuration: 1 hourStop At: House of Opium, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai ProvinceThis museum tells the history of the cultivation and use of opium in Asia.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Enrobed Elephant Temple, Tachileik, Shan StatePretty Buddhist temple in Tachilek, Shan State, MyanmarDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Tachileik Shwedagon Pagoda, Tachileik, Shan StateThis is smaller copy of the original Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Tachileik Market, Tachileik, Shan StateThis is an interesting market just across the border in Tachilek, Shan State, MyanmarDuration: 30 minutes

$77.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hill Tribes, Golden Triangle Private Tour with Opium Museum

Drive on to the Golden Triangle area, where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos convene, Visit the Opium Museum. Continue to the old city of Chiang Saen, dating back to A.D.1260 and set on the steep banks of the Mekhong river, opposite to Laos. Witness some magnificent ancient ruins and temples. Return to your hotel.

$71.31 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Triangle Tour from Chiang Rai with Mekong River Cruise

Journey back in time to Thailand’s Golden Triangle with this full-day journey down the Mekong River. The day begins with a transfer from your Chiang Rai hotel to the edge of the Mekong River. Prepare to see delights including jungle terrain, hill tribes and ancient temples. Board your boat on the giant Mekong River of the three countries that make up the Triangle - Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Make a first stop at Chiang Saen, a small town at the convergence of the three countries also known for its numerous ancient temples and ruins. Spend some time exploring the town’s many sites, before paying a visit to a local Hmong Hilltribe Village. Venture down Mekong, sit back and enjoy spectacular views along the Laos countryside from the river. Wrap up your journey at Chiang Khong, a sleepy town famous for the giant Mekong catfish and a popular border crossing between Thailand and Laos before transfer back to Chiang Rai in the late afternoon.

$68.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: 4-Hour Grand Royal Palace Tour from Bangkok

Bangkok's Grand Palace and the temple complex of Wat Phra Kaew belong to some of the most remarkable building complexes in the world. They were founded by King Rama I in 1782 when Bangkok became the new capital of the country. There is one shared entrance to the two sights. Many of the buildings inside the temple area a bear resemblance to earlier Ayutthaya buildings. The great , golden chedi Phra Si Ratana contains a piece of bone of the Buddha, and the particularly beautifully ornamented chedi next to Phra Mondhop is a library of scriptures. The two biggest buildings are the Bot and the Pantheon. The Bot houses the most sacred statue in Thailand-The Emerald Buddha ,which is 66 centimeters tall, cut from one single piece of jade and resting on the platform 11 meters above the floor. The statue is thought to be from the 15th century. At the time, is was placed in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. On its way to Bangkok , the statue has been in Lampang, Chiang Mai and Vientiane. At the beginning of each of the three Thai seasons ( summer ,rainy and winter season) , the King changes the clothes of the Buddha at a grest ceremony. Originally , the Pantheon should have housed the Emerald Buddha. Gigures of Chakki Kings are now display here.

$226.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day Best of Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai

ItineraryDay 1: White Temple, Black House Stop At: Chiang Mai Local Tours - Private Day Tours, Chiang MaiVisit White Temple, Black House and city TourDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Golden TriangleStop At: Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai ProvinceDrive to Golden Triangle enjoy boat trip to Laos IslandDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$93.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Chiang Rai Private Tour: Oup Kham Museum, White Temple & More

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai ProvinceWat Rong Khun is the creation of Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who designed, constructed, and opened it to visitors in 1997.[Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai ProvinceMae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park is a park featuring stunning landscaped gardens, museums & a traditional Lanna pavilion.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Oub Kham Museum, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai ProvinceThe Oub Kham Museum exhibs Northern Thailand's tribal history with jewelry, costumes & sculptures.Duration: 1 hour