Chiang Rai is home to bizarre and artistic architectural masterpieces that are worth the detour.
It is a must-visit stopover before crossing the Northern Thailand-Laos border en route to Luang Prabang.
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Chiang Khong-Xuay Xai ferry crossing, on the Thailand-Laos border
Black Houses in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Marcos at The Black Houses in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Clocktower at the city center of Chiang Rai, Thailand
Inside an exhibit hall, at the Chiang Rai Black Houses, in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Pro trip — Book your stay as soon as you know you’re traveling to get ahead of fully-booked rooms.