When i say Thailand, what really comes to your mind?
Ummm, well, if you ask me, i can only think of its larger-than-life nightlife at nightclubs, gin bars, beach parties, even on the streets! It's remarkable to see how this country comes alive, when the clock strikes and the lights are out!
Thailand, in general, is so full of life! No wonder why, of all the countries we have been so far, Thailand has been visited the most!
But, seeing the extravagant colorful temples of Chiang Rai, came as a shock to us. It is fascinating to see how this northern part of Thailand takes on a whole new avatar! For a very long time, mystical pictures of the temples in Chiang Rai took our breath away, and we, therefore, couldn't wait till the eleventh hour to book our flight tickets to this heavenly land of temples! It only took coming to Thailand thrice, but we are so happy that we finally got a chance to see this side of Thailand! Honestly, what we have learnt so far is that if you are into spellbinding architecture, you will most definitely hit the jackpot in Thailand!
To be honest, it could take a lifetime to visit all Chiang Rai's temples. So, after exploring a couple of temples, we have put together a list with the most incredible temples around the city!
How to Dress when visiting temples in Chiang Rai
When visiting the temples in Chiang Rai, try to dress as conservatively as possible, in order to respect the culture!
Make sure your shoulders and knees are completely covered.
If you plan to wear shorts during the day and also visit a few temples, we would advise on carrying a sarong, which can be tied around the waist.
If you are wearing a dress that exposes your shoulder and back, we would advise you to carry a shrug, which will also help defeat the summer tan ;)