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.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Chiang Rai.
Chiang Rai White TempleWat Rong Khun (White Temple), in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Chiang Rai Black HousesBlack Houses in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Marcos at Chiang Rai Black HousesInside an exhibit hall, at the Chiang Rai Black Houses, in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Chiang Rai ClocktowerClocktower at the city center of Chiang Rai, Thailand
Marcos at The Black HousesMarcos at The Black Houses in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Chiang Khong-Xuay Xai ferryChiang Khong-Xuay Xai ferry crossing, on the Thailand-Laos border
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How to go to Chiang Rai?
Chiang Rai is around 1.5 hours north of Bangkok by plane. Its airport mostly serves flights from Bangkok.
Most tourists arrive from Chiang Mai, which is approximately 3 hours away by land.
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