About Chiang Rai
Far from the touristy and crowded beaches of Phuket or the choked and teaming streets of Bangkok, Chiang Rai is an oasis of green forests and fresh mountain air. Here you will discover a diverse mix of local peoples holding firm to their ancient traditions in harmony with each other, preserving a unique cultural and architectural legacy that has endured many centuries in this remote corner of the world.
The most northerly province of Thailand, Chiang Rai borders Myanmar and Laos within the infamous Golden Triangle and lies a few hundred kilometers from China. The region is home to distinctly different food, music, arts, way of life and even language. Chiang Rai’s lush landscapes, mix of cultures, peoples, and cuisines creates a dream like quality that is found nowhere else.
Chiang Rai rewards visitors with its distinct “sense of place” and, although rich in tourist attractions of all description, still remains relatively untouched by tourism. Visitors often remark they come away with a sense of discovery and the feeling of “having been somewhere” rather than just having been on holiday.