Discover Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai White Temple

Discover Chiang Rai

Located in Thailand’s far north in the Golden Triangle where the border meets Myanmar and Laos, Chiang Rai is a lovely place to explore Thailand’s exotic hill tribe cultures, beautiful Lanna (northern Thai) temples, arts and crafts, and go trekking by foot or elephant in the misty green hills.

Chiang Rai is also full of surprising and non-touristic attractions. Some of our favorite activities are listed below. You can choose to join a tour with our local travel partner PDA, or to explore Chiang Rai on your own.


We encourage our guests to explore Chiang Rai during their stay.

We can help to arrange a taxi or minivan for a group of 10 or less people and make necessary bookings. Most places do not require a tour guide to go along.

Please contact us to help arrange sightseeing tours or transportation. For more information about Chiang Rai attractions, highlights and what to do, please read more here.

Our Favorite Activities to do and Attractions around Chiang Rai

   ~ Tea tasting by Doi Mae Salong (it’s free with a great view!)

   ~ Delicious Chinese food (from Yunnan origin) at Doi Mae Salong

   ~  Enjoying homemade ice cream and oolong tea at Boonrawd Farm (Singha Park) while snapping shots of the Singha logo statue

   ~ Golfing at Happy City or Santiburi Golf Club (both nearby our retreat)

   ~ Learning about history of Opium in the highly interactive Hall of Opium museum

   ~ Meditating with the wide variety of flowers at Doi Tung Royal Flower Garden, after that enjoy a cup of Doi Tung hot chocolate, or Macadamia cream slushie if you must

   ~ Strolling around the night bazaar and tasting the variety of local food

   ~ Sip a cup of Doi Chaang coffee at the popular Doi Chaang café near the night bazaar (or better, go up to Doi Chaang mountain and sip the coffee there)

   ~ Enjoying tasty coconut ice cream next to the White Temple

   ~ Learning about the history of different hill tribes with an English guided tour around the Oub Kham museum