Reasons to Visit Chiang Rai - A Hidden Gem Worth Discovering


Located in Northern Thailand, the city of Chiang Rai is a truly enchanting destination one may tend to overlook when planning a holiday; here are some reasons that may change your mind!

The White Temple

Amongst the most popular attractions in Chiang Rai, Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple is a truly unforgettable sight. This fully white temple features elaborate carvings that blend with traditional Thai architecture. Additionally, some of the sculptures have a more modern touch and include Hello Kitty, Elvis and Iron Man!

The Blue Temple

Just as captivating is the Blue Temple or Wat Rong Suea Ten; no prizes if you guessed the primary colour here is blue! Easy to reach for those staying at a centrally located hotel Chiang Rai has to offer, the temple features blue and golden patterns, stunning white Buddha statues and various murals on the walls.

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

While the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar offers a wonderful array of items including handicrafts and souvenirs, it also has dining options and better yet, some lively entertainment too! There are two stages located outdoors where you can dine and watch all manner of cultural performances from dancing to singing.

Picturesque Waterfalls

Those who love the great outdoors can visit some of the region’s breathtaking waterfalls. One of the best things to do in Chiang Rai is to head to the 70-metre tall Khun Korn Waterfall at the Nam Tok Khun Kon Forest Park; another key site is the two-tier Huai Mae Sai Waterfall with its idyllic pool, perfect for a dip.