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...
Chiang Mai Temples
One of the most popular activities to enjoy in Chiang Rai is visiting the various temples (Wat’s) that dot the town and countryside.
Best Historic Tours & Must See Temples in Chiang Rai, Thailand
The most famous attraction in Chiang Rai is probably the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). This temple was designed and built by artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat in 1998 and building still continues today. Visitors will be enthralled by the detail contained in each of the buildings on site. The temple is covered in mosaic style with glass covering every square inch. This gives a dazzling impression with the temple glistening in the sun.
The Chiang Rai Black Temple (also known as Baan Dam Museum or Black House Museum) is a museum and gallery that was home to the renowned Thai artist, Thawan Duchanee. The attraction isn’t actually a temple per se, but a collection of around 40 buildings on a large property that showcase the skill of this artist.
One of the most sacred temples in Chiang Rai is Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong. Built in the year 940, this temple has a number of buildings including a golden pagoda and a Chedi which is the focal point of the compound.
As with all temples in Thailand, visitors must ensure they are dressed respectfully. This includes covering knees, shoulders and midriffs. Click the links below to explore the most popular temples in 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...
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 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.
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...
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.
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...
Wat Klang Wiang is one of Thailand’s most ostentatious temple, thanks to the elaborate pattern work on each and every structure on location.
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.
Wat Huay Pla Kang is a famous temple just outside the city centre of Chiang Rai; one of the most popular, and frequently visited temples by both tourists and locals. It gets its name from the 9-storied pagoda which...