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Chiang Rai is one of the largest cities in Thailand which boasts plenty of scenic landscapes including mighty mountains, sparkling waterfalls, captivating caves, serene hot springs and unique trekking trails. This immersive Far East city offers a kaleidoscope of vibrant cultures, rich history and epic outdoor adventure activities. There are endless opportunities for exploration in Chiang Rai; enjoy a cruise on a traditional long-tailed boat through the Mae Kok River, go zip lining through the trees in Singha Park, stroll around the Mae Fah Luang Garden to admire rare flower species and catch a musical light show at the city’s clock tower. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to Chiang Rai from India, so you can explore the city’s diversity for yourself.
Chiang Rai boasts various impressive galleries and museums which offer an insight into Thailand’s fascinating past. Start by visiting the Oub Kham Museum to explore plenty of ancient Buddha statues, royal crowns, thrones and tribal costumes. Then head to the Cultural Hall Museum which features a rare collection of prehistoric tools, cannons, pottery and manuscripts. Another incredible museum worth visiting in Chiang Rai is the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center where you can discover tools, utensils and traditional hunting and agricultural equipment related to local tribes. Then there’s the Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park which boasts one of the region’s largest collection of artifacts; here you can discover lots of wooden alters, carved wood screens, Buddhist scriptures and traditional clothing items.
Chiang Rai is home to a range of mesmerizing monuments and attractions which includes the Wat Rong Khun, aka the White Temple; this striking white building has unusual murals, glistening mirrors and a mixture of Buddhist and modernist architectural styles. Another must-visit monument in Chiang Rai is the Wat Klang Wieng Temple which was constructed in 1432 with gilded statues and stunning facades. The Guan Yin statue is yet another significant landmark in Chiang Rai with a unique blend of Thai and Chinese architecture. Then there’s the Wat Phra Kaew temple, featuring colourful paintings and an octagonal-shaped 14th century stupa. Book exclusive holidays to Chiang Rai now and look forward to discovering all that this charming city has to offer.