A little smaller than Chiang Mai but still brimming with culture and activity, Chiang Rai offers a range of inspiring experiences for travellers.
This tour by traditional samlor or tuk tuk lets you explore the grand monument of King Meng Rai – the founder of the city and historic figure. Then take a short ride to a local market where locals haggle and barter for fresh produce everyday.
Later, visit Wat Phra Kaew temple with its stunning brass and copper buddha. Then move on to the Hilltribe Museum, a centre for learning about all the various tribal communities who live in rural areas and practise an ancient way of life.
End your day with a spectacular visit to Wat Rong Khun, the iconic white temple of Northern Thailand – a passion project by a local respected artist.