Trips in Chiang Rai Province

The province Chiang Rai in the north of Thailand offers many sights and destinations. I will introduce a few of them here. The first ones are near Chiang Rai, the others further south closer to Mae Sai .

Eine weiße Pracht - der White Temple in Chiang Rai

Bright and beautiful – the White Temple in Chiang Rai

One of the biggest tourist attraction in Chiang Rai is Wat Rong Khun – the White Temple: White Temple Chiang Rai


The contrast – Black House or Ban Dam

At the other end of the city – dark, macabre and not less impressive – the Black Temple: Black House Chiang Rai


Big Buddha Chiang Rai

Big Buddha Chiang Rai – the great Buddha, who is none at all

Visible from far away on a hill on the outskirts of Chiang Rai stands a 69 meter high, shining white statue. No wonder that it has become a popular destination for tourists. Wat Huay Pla Kang


Blue, red, gold – Colour Games in Chiang Rai

After white and black, the tour operators discovered the blue temple, which then became even bluer and the red one even redder. In addition, gold makes the white even more shining … Colour Games in Chiang Rai


Huay Gaew Wasserfall bei Chiang Rai Nordthailand

Lam Kok National Park and Huay Gaew Waterfall near Chiang Rai

Only about 20 km outside of Chiang Rai there is a beautiful national park with hot springs and beautiful waterfalls: Lam Kok and Huay Gaew


Der Doi Tung Garten

Doi Tung – the mountain of the queen mother

The highest mountain in this area between Mae Chan and Mae Sai is a popular destination for local tourists and people from all over the world. Doi Tung


The Monkey Temple – Wat Tham Pla

… is a nice tourist attraction in Baan Tham, about 12 km south of Mae Sai. Almost every day you can see the vehicles of the tour operators from Chiang Rai, who stop there. This is not surprising, because this site has an extraordinary combination to offer: an old temple complex, two very different caves, a pond with fish and the many monkeys: Tham Pla


Stefan in Thailand Ausflugsziele nördlich von Chiang Rai

Sao Hin Phayanak – an Enchanted Lake

Very close to the monkey temple (Wat Tham Pla, see above) there is a really romantic place: an enchanted lake in the evening or early morning hours: Sao Hin Phayanak


Der Berg der schlafenden Frau

Doi Nang Noon – the mountain of the sleeping woman

No matter if you go by bus, car or bike to Mae Sai, the Doi Nang Noon is unmissable: the mountain of the sleeping woman


Goldenes Dreieck am Mekong in Thailand

Golden Triangle, Hall of Opium and Chiang Saen

From Mae Sai you can take a tour that connects the absolutely worth seeing Opium Museum, the border point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar called the Golden Triangle and the nice city at the Mekong. Click here for description : Goldenes Dreieck, Hall of Opium and Chiang Saen


Der nördlichste Punkt Thailands

The Northernmost in Mae Sai

The northernmost point of Thailand in Mae Sai is a popular tourist attraction at the border crossing to Myanmar (Burma) and a popular photo motif for tourists from all over the world: northernmost


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