Chiang Rai is growing as the hottest spot to travel in Thailand especially in winter. Chilly breeze when touches your body, makes you feel freeze. After the rain when the atmosphere becomes cool, it presents wonderful scenery during your trip. Winter season usually begin in the middle of the October and remains till February. No doubt, Chiang Rai is the top sites to be in at the time of winter time.
Chiang Rai is a small city and surprisingly famous among travelers. While the center city itself is small, the country areas of the province are huge. Mostly, the tour package includes few days in Chiang Rai offering a wonderful time in the middle of the nature.
Besides good-looking scenery, there are so many interesting things to see and do in the region. In compare to Pattaya, Phuket, and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is less well-known. Thus, the dissimilarity of scenery, natural world and civilization make Chiang Rai more attractive.
Almost 3 to 4 days will be enough to explore more about Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai is really a place for winter lovers. Among many things to see and do in and around Chiang Rai, there are ten places you must not miss.
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1. Phu Chi Fah
Phu Chi Fah is an iconic place for cold season. It is positioned in Amphoe Thoeng. The distance to from the Chiang Rai City, usually you will need 2 – 2.5 hours of drive to reach there.
2. Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun is a White Temple and can be visited round the year. The temples have a great history dates back centuries; this superb place of worship was established currently.
3. Boon Rawd’s Singha Park
This huge park indicates Boon Rawd Brewery that is the Thailand’s largest beer manufacturer. Boon Rawd’s Singha Park was actually built to grow barley for Boon Rawd Brewery’s beer.
4. Mae Sai
Just half an hour drive from Chiang Rai, Mae Soi is a tiny town that exchanges a border with Myanmar. Mae Soy itself isn’t an amazing place, but it will be a great experience.
5. Chiang Rai Night Market
Exploring its nightlife while visiting its night market, will give you a chance to buy its locally made items like very old bags, a facade, some hill-tribe silver jewelry and a handmade cultural Thai doll.
6. Chiang Saen’s The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is situated within an area of around 195,000 sq km. It has also a museum which contains religious items; small fixed jade animals, elaborate boxes, jewels and much more.
7. Doi Chang
Doi Chang is the biggest coffee grown area in Thailand. It is also a landmark due to being an agricultural research center in Chiang Rai.
8. Doi Tung
Doi Tung is approx 1,300 m above from the ground. It is also famous spot both for Thai and International travelers as of superb landscapes with many interesting sites.
9. Doi Mae Salong
Doi Mae Salong is located at 1,800 meters and one of the tallest peaks in Chiang Rai. The mountain is not only popular for its beautiful landscape, but also for intriguing history.
10. Chiang Khong
Chiang Khong is a tiny town with main road and an interesting thing is that it is no night life. Initially, there seems to be no important travel charms in there.
Chiang Khong is a great place to experience a memorable time in winter. It has many things to explore and make your vacation unforgettable.
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