I visited many spots in Chiang Rai and I can say that I enjoyed the place. We visited temples, an art house, and even climbed a mountain. Chiang Rai has plenty of things to offer and here are the 5 of Chiang Rai attractions that you should not miss.
Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden
Phu Chi Fah
|Sea mist at Phu Chi Fah (Source: Chiang Rai Times).|
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
my blog post about the White Temple in Chiang Rai.
|(Photo by Deror Avi)|
The Black House
It is not a temple. It is not a set from a horror movie. It is an art house. The Black House was built by the Thai national artist Thawan Duchanee as he tried to interpret the somber parts of Buddhism. The Black House features a long table with snake skins as runners, a room where devil-worshippers can meet, and (my favorite) the big black boar which actually served as the private room of the artist. Know more about this Chiang Rai attraction by visiting my blog post about the Black House.
There are other Chiang Rai attractions like the northernmost Thai town Mae Sai, the hill tribes, and the Mekong River. These attractions, the culture, and the food will make your visit to this northernmost Thai province truly memorable.
Know more about Chiang Rai by reading our adventures in North Thailand.
Information about Phu Chi Fah and Golden Triangle was obtained from Chiang Rai Sawadee.Com and Wikipedia.