Chiang Rai

This small, amiable city is worth getting to know, with its relaxed atmosphere, fine local food and good-value accommodation. This is despite the fact that Chiang Rai Province has such a diversity of attractions that its capital is often overlooked. It’s also the logical base from which to plan excursions to the more remote corners of the province.


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Driving past a Lahu village in Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand. Image by Lonely Planet

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