Chiang Rai – Top 5 Place to Visit in Chiang Rai Thailand | Wat Rong Khun | Singha Park | Doi Tung
Up in the north of Thailand, Chiang Rai is a small, safe, relaxed city that is definitely worth visiting for at least a few days of your itinerary in this part of the world.
A key stop over if you are travelling to or from Laos, Chiang Rai is located quite near the border with this country and also only a few hours from Chiang Mai – a very popular traveller destination in Northern Thailand too.
As such, it’s a classic destination for many on their Southeast Asia backpacking route… as it was mine!
So here’s my list of the best things to do in Chiang Rai, all handily arranged into an easy itinerary for you!
Welcome to North Thailand
One of the most fun border crossings I’ve made in Southeast Asia was from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang in Laos, mainly because 2 days of the journey were made on a boat down the Mekong River!
I mean sailing on the Mekong River to arrive at your destination does sound pretty fun doesn’t it?
If you agree, then read to learn how I traveled overland from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang overland… and how you can do it too!