Chiang Rai

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Chiang Rai is a land of amazing natural beauty. Tourists or visitors can visit hill tribes, tropical wildlife, and also take a look at the golden triangle, which is the former center of the world’s opium trade. Chiang Rai was found by Phaya Mengrai in 1262 as part of the Lao-Thai Lanna Kingdom. Chiang Rai became a Siamese territory until 1786 and it became a province in 1910. Chiang Rai is full of activities to have fun, sights to see and places to chill and relax. Chiang Rai is filled with cultural and natural wonders.

Major Attractions

Wat Phra Kaew – This is a temple This is the city’s most honored temple. In 1990, Chiang Rai commision a Chinese artist to sculpt a new image from Canadian jade, it was called the Phra Yok Chiang Rai. It was a very close but not exact replica of the phra Kaew Morakot in Bangkok. This image is placed in the Haw Phra Yoke. Wat Phra Kaew translated in English would be Temple of the Emarald Buddha. No one is allowed near the Emarald Buddha other than his majesty, the king of Thailand. The temple is very beautifully decorated and is very peaceful.

Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park – This is a magnificent museum that has Thailand’s biggest collections of Lanna artifacts, antique Buddhist temples, art and other structures. Haw Kaew is the park’s museum has a collection of artifacts and art from across the former Lanna region as well as a exhibition room. Haw Kham is a temple-like tower. It was built in 1984 from the remains of 32 wooden houses. This is basically the park’s centrepiece. Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park highlight a lot of ancient artifacts from the Lanna kingdom.

Wat Klang Wiang – The Wat Klang Wiang is one of the most fancy temples in Chiang Rai. Every structure in the temple is throughly decorated. Even though the temple is very old and probably dates back to at least the 15th century, most structures were built during the 20th century. In 1903 a storm severely damaged a lot of the temple. After the storm many of the structures were rebuilt. On the temple’s courtyard is a very elegant white chedi set on a square platform. The chedi has 3 levels. The top of the chedi is made up of a golden spiral. Behind the chedi is a viharn. The extremely adorned structure is guarded by both Naga snakes and Singha, a kind of lions.

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Major Activities

Chiang Rai Bicycle Tour – The Chiang Rai bicycle tour is a tour that shows you around Chiang Rai and also gives you the fun and health from bicycling. They go through Bua Thong waterfall and then they go off road on an elephant trail to our resort near Chiang Dao. They allow you to visit the Chiang Dao caves and then ride through rice fields among rising limestone cliffs before hitting dirt roads cut by local hill tribes, for example – The Akha, Lisu, Lau and Palaung peoples. There is also a ride to visit Tub Tao Caves and then you continue on back roads through small villages before lunching in Fang.

In conclusion, Chiang Rai is filled with sights to see and places to chill, hang out and relax. Chiang Rai is filled with wonders. Chiang Rai has natural wonders and is a very amazing natural beauty. If you love sights and scenic beauties then Chiang Rai is the place for you. Chiang Rai is for people who love nature, scenic beauty and historic temples, sights and museums. If you visit Thailand you should definitely visit Chiang Rai for scenes and beautiful memories. Chiang Rai makes your trip more memorable.

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