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Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun is not the typical Buddhist temple. Popularly known as the White Temple, this unique sanctuary is the highlight of temple tours in Chiang Rai.

Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Attractions

Chiang Rai is a beautiful northern district of Thailand and has a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy.

From mountainous gardens, historic temples, waterfalls, hot springs, markets and museums, there is something to suit everyone.

Top 10 Attractions, Tourist Spots & Must See Places in Chiang Rai, Thailand

The most famous attraction in Chiang Rai is probably the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Add to this the Black Temple, Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong and Wat Klang Wiang and you can easily fill a full day of just visiting the various temples around Chiang Rai.

Make sure to take a walk past the King Mengrai Monument in the centre of town as well as the Clock Tower, which lights up at night. Khun Korn Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in northern-Thailand and is not to be missed if travelling around Chiang Rai.

There are some beautiful gardens and lookouts around Chiang Rai including the Doi Tung Royal Villa. This is the former home of the mother to the former King and the residence is revered by locals. Phu Chi Fa Forest Park is an amazing destination that boasts one of the best sunrises you will ever experience and Mae Fah Luang is one of the must visit art galleries and gardens in Chiang Rai. This blended park is also home to Buddhist temples and collected antiques.

Click the links below to explore the various Chiang Rai attractions and activities that this town has to offer.

Wat Rong Khun

Pa O Don Chai, Chiang Rai
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Wat Rong Khun is not the typical Buddhist temple. Popularly known as the White Temple, this unique sanctuary is the highlight of temple tours in Chiang Rai.

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Baan Dam Museum

Nang Lae, Chiang Rai
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Chiang Rai Black Temple is one of those temples that you tour when you want to go off the beaten track in Thailand; and it rarely disappoints.

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Wat Phra Kaew

Wiang, Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Kaew is one of the oldest temples in Chiang Rai and was built sometime in the 14th Century. The date of construction of the temple is unknown, but the original name was “Wat Pa Yeah” (Bamboo Forest...

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Wat Phra Singh

Wiang, Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Singh Chiang Rai one of the oldest temples in Chiang Rai, having been built by the Lanna people in 1385. The temple is located right in the centre of town, just 1km north of the popular Night Bazaar and is easy...

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Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

Wiang, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar is a vibrant market that brings Chiang Rai to life at dusk. It is similar to Chiang Mai’s night market, albeit to a smaller scale.

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Rai Mae Fah Luang

Rop Wiang, Chiang Rai

Mae Fah Luang is grouped as one of the must visit art galleries in Chiang Rai. This blended park is also home to Buddhist temples and collected antiques.

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Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong

Rop Wiang, Chiang Rai

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong has been one of the most sacred sites in Thailand. It is the abode of spirits prior to the spread of Buddhism in the region.

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Khun Korn Waterfall

Huai Chomphu, Chiang Rai

Khun Korn Waterfall is an attraction whose stunning beauty earns it a top spot in the list of most beautiful natural waterfalls in North Thailand.

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Kok River

Wiang, Chiang Rai

Kok River is the major river in Chiang Rai. Its waters originate from the mountains at Burma flowing through the province and draining in Mae Kong River.

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Doi Tung

Huai Khrai, Mae Sai

Doi Tung refers to a mountainous region in the highland region of Chiang Rai. The name of this location translates to ‘Flag Peak’ in the local dialect.

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Doi Mae Salong

Doi Mae Salong

Mae Salong Nok, Mae Fa Luang

Doi Mae Salong is one of the most prominent mountains in Thailand, and constitutes the extensive Daen Lao Range in the northern part of Thailand.

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Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple (also known as the Blue Temple) is a little known temple located just north of the Kok River in Chiang Rai. Wat Rong Suea Ten Temple / Blue Temple Dress Code, Chiang Rai Built in 2005, the...

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Chiang Rai Clock Tower

Wiang, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Clock Tower is one of the provinces most unique attractions. This elaborate clock stands out thanks to its golden structure and unique artistry.

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Cat ‘n’ A Cup

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Cat ‘n’ A Cup is a cat cafe located right in the centre of town and is a great place where you can enjoy a hot drink or a tasty snack as you pat some gorgeous little cats! CAT ‘n’ A CUP Cat Cafe...

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Singha Park

Mae Kon, Chiang Rai

Singha Park is a great place to spend a day in the outdoors for visitors coming up north to the beautiful Chiang Rai. Singha Park is a large expanse of land that has been converted into a tourist attraction that houses...

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Phu Chi Fa Forest Park

Tap Tao, Thoeng

Phu Chi Fa Forest Park is an amazing destination nestled in the jungle, some 1628 meters above sea level. This natural setting is one not to be missed.

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Oub Kham Museum

Rop Wiang, Chiang Rai

Oub Kham Museum is an eccentric attraction in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province. It is home to diverse memorabilia from across the former Lanna Kingdom.

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King Mengrai Monument

Wiang, Chiang Rai

King Mengrai Monument is located at the junction of Maesai and Maechan District, both close to the Super Highway and virtually impossible to miss.

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Art Bridge Chiang Rai

Ban Du, Chiang Rai

Art Bridge Chiang Rai is a relatively new gallery where artsy visitors will enjoy a tour and come up close with treasured works of ethnic art.

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Wat Klang Wiang

Wiang, Chiang Rai

Wat Klang Wiang is one of Thailand’s most ostentatious temple, thanks to the elaborate pattern work on each and every structure on location.

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Wat Phra That Doi Tung

Huai Khrai, Mae Sai

Wat Phrathat Doi Tong, also Wat Phra Maha Chinathat Chao, is situated at the peak of Doi Din Daeng, and is believed to be the site of the first chedi.

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Chiang Rai Tours

Multiple Tour Options Available, White Temple, Black Temple & Golden Triangle
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Experiencing any Chiang Rai Tour is one of the highlights for many visitors touring the northern region of Thailand, making for beautiful memories.

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Chiang Rai Trekking

Chiang Rai Trekking

Many Trekking Options Available, Around Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Trekking tours are a must-experience for any tourist looking for a natural getaway in northern Thailand. These adventure-packed tours are fun.

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