Wat Klang Wiang

Chiang Rai

This temple appears contemporary but probably dates back at least 500 years. Extensive remodelling in the early 1990s has left several structures in the temple with a unique ‘modern Lanna’ style, but the elegant hŏr đrai (manuscript depository – the temple library) appears to have retained its original form.

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2. Wat Phra Singh

0.15 MILES

This temple dates back to the late 14th century, and its oldest surviving original buildings are typical Northern Thai–style wooden structures with low,…

3. Market

0.22 MILES

Chiang Rai's main market for fresh produce. It's busiest in the morning.

5. Hilltribe Museum & Education Center

0.25 MILES

This museum and cultural centre is a good place to visit before undertaking any hill-tribe trek. Run by the nonprofit Population & Community Development…

6. Clock Tower

0.27 MILES

Chiang Rai's 'main' clock tower lights up at night and is a popular photo opportunity.

7. 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…