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Chiang Rai

Visit Chiang Rai


Chiang Rai is the capital of Thailand's most northerly province and gateway to the infamous Golden Triangle, the meeting point of Laos, Thailand and Burma. What was once a lawless smuggling frontier is now a hub for trekking and rafting trips down the mighty Mekong River.

The city's most famous landmark is Wat Phra Kaeo. Local legend has it that Thailand's revered emerald Buddha, now resident in Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha, was discovered here after the stupa was struck by lightning in 1434.

Nearby Chiang Saen is a charming one-street market town with impressive town ramparts close to the border.


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Top itineraries in Chiang Rai

Buddhist Temple, Luang Pabang, Laos

Laos & The Mekong

12-day tailor-made holiday from £3,120 pp incl. flights

See the best of Laos, before taking a Mekong River cruise into Thailand and the northern town of Chiang Rai, a centre for the country's unique hill tribes.


Cultural Highlights of Thailand & Krabi Beach Break

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,405 pp

From cultural highlights and historic sites to the sheer indulgence of one of Krabi's finest resorts, this is an incredible introduction to the best of Thailand.

Top places to stay in Chiang Rai

Anantara Golden Triangle

Anantara Golden Triangle, Thailand


Experience the wild side of Thailand at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa in Chiang Rai where the sights and sounds of the jungle reach every room.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Four Seasons Tented Camp Thailand


The four seasons luxury tented camp is located in the Golden Triangle where the three countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge.

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