Getting to know the Chiang Rai
When speaking of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai can not be overlooked. The main city of the region and the biggest travel hub for the Golden Triangle area, Chiang Rai offers a unique array of landscapes and culture, mashed with more contemporary offerings and a laid-back atmosphere. From otherworldly Buddhist temples and historic ruins to royal family retreats and some of the country’s most beautiful gardens and parks, Chiang Rai is a real treat for all visitors who make the trip north.
For those keen on a bit of adventure, Chiang Rai is a great spot for trekking, with ample opportunities to head into the dense jungles to spot some wildlife. Homestays are quite popular in the region, offering guests a true glimpse into what it is really like for locals who call this region home. Despite being a short flight away from Bangkok, Chiang Rai feels world away from the big city’s contemporary offerings and busting commerce.