In addition to a museum that houses one of Thailand’s biggest collections of Lanna artefacts, this vast, meticulously landscaped compound includes antique…
- Top ChoiceMae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park
- Top ChoiceHilltribe 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…
- 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,…
- 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…
- 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,…
- Tham Tu Pu & Buddha Cave
Cross the Mae Fah Luang Bridge (located just northwest of the city centre) to the northern side of Mae Nam Kok and you’ll come to a turn-off for both Tham…
- Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong
King Mengrai, Chiang Rai’s founder, first surveyed the site for the city from this peak, just west of contemporary Chiang Mai’s centre. The Lanna-style…
- Wat Klang Wiang
This temple appears contemporary but probably dates back at least 500 years. Extensive remodelling in the early 1990s has left several structures in the…
- Wat 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…
- Clock 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.
- Clock Tower
The older of Chiang Rai's two clock towers.
- Chiang Rai First Church
Protestant church in central Chiang Rai.
- Daru Aman Mosque
A mosque in central Chiang Rai.
- King Mengrai Monument
Monument in Chiang Rai.