Museum in Chiang Rai

Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park

In addition to a museum that houses one of Thailand’s biggest collections of Lanna artefacts, this vast, meticulously landscaped compound includes antique and contemporary art, Buddhist temples and other structures.…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Jet Yot

The seven-spired chedi at Wat Jet Yot is similar to that of its Chiang Mai namesake but without stucco ornamentation. Of more aesthetic interest is the wooden ceiling of the front verandah of the main wí·hăhn, which…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

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 temple with a unique ‘modern Lanna’ style, but the elegant hŏ…
Museum in Chiang Rai

Hilltribe 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 Association (PDA), the displays are underwhelming in their…
Museum in Chiang Rai

Oub Kham Museum

This slightly zany museum houses an impressive collection of paraphernalia from virtually every corner of the former Lanna kingdom. The items, some of which truly are one of a kind, range from a monkey-bone food tas…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

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 Tu Pu and the Buddha Cave. Neither attraction is particularl…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Singh

This temple dates back to the late 14th century, and its oldest surviving original buildings are typical northern Thai-style wood structures with low, sweeping roofs. The main wí·hăhn (sanctuary) houses impressive w…
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

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 chedi found at the top most likely dates from the 14th to 16th …
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai

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 medium-sized, well-preserved wooden structure. The octagonal ch…
Church in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai First Church