Top List To Do Chiang Rai

With an abundance of temples, markets, cafes and side streets, you will be busy from morning until night in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Top Sights Chiang Rai & Temple Challenge

The Clock Tower – Landmark, meeting point, photo opportunity – a magnificent, kitschy, golden time keeper in the middle of a street. At night it is lit up with a light and sound show (7 pm, 8 pm & 9 pm). (Map)

Saturday Night Street Market (6 pm to 10 pm)– it is huge! (map)

Night Bazaar (6:30 pm to 11:00 pm) – more tourist oriented (map)

Central Market / Morning Market (5 am to 4 pm) – selling everything, local oriented (map)

Side streets & Mae Kok River – Nice place to walk to, main river in Chiang Rai

Dusit Island Resort – nice to stroll through, they have river views, gardens, grow their own herbs… (map)

Darun Aman Mosque – a new building combining Chinese and Islamic architecture (map)

Temple & Pagoda Challenge Tour *:
– Wat Phra Singha (map)
– Wat Phra Kaew / Kaeo (map)
– Wat Doi Ngam Muang (map)
– Wat Ming Muang (map)
– Wat Mung Muang (map)
– Wat Phra That Chedi Luang (map)
– Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong (map)
– Wat Huay Plakang 9 Tier Temple (map)
– Wat Jet-Yod (map)
– Wat Keereechai (map)
– Wat San Sai Luang (map)
– Wat San Sai Noi (map)
– Wat Rong Suea Ten (map)
– Wat Klang Wiang (map)
– Wat Rong Khun – The White Temple – a little out of town, accessible by bus or tuk tuk (map)

* Unfortunately, I got so caught up in the actual places, I forgot to document the temples properly. If anyone can HELP with the correct names of the properties, I would greatly appreciate it! Let me know corrections in the comments section below.

Links of Possible Interest:
→ Chiang Rai / Photos
.….⇒ Stay: Baan Siri Hotel
…..⇒ Eat: Baan Chivit Mai Bakery & Restaurant
…..⇒ Eat: Lumdee Cafe Restaurant
…..⇒ Eat: Sawaddee Restaurant
…..⇒ Sleeping Bus from Luang Prabang, Laos to Chiang Rai
…..⇒ Temple Challenge – are you up for it? Fun!

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Diane Misol

Canadian living in Germany - Enjoying Travel & Documenting as I go! My goal is to bring you honest reporting based on my experience. As blogging took over the internet, so did glossy photos and life is perfect mentality. The world is now officially viewed through rose coloured glasses. I aim to bring you a truer, more realistic version. Hope you enjoy and please share if you do.

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