Chiang Rai is the capital of Chiang Rai province which is also one of the biggest cities in the north of Thailand. The metro area has a population of 200,000 people. Being in the Golden Triangle where it has the border with Myanmar and Laos, Chiang Rai is such a multi-cultural place to explore the hill tribe cultures, beautiful and sacred Lannathai temples as well as the romantic mountain and river landscapes, etc. Especially, tourists will have the chances to go trekking and ride on the back of the elephants in the misty green hills.
Chiang Rai is still an untouched attraction in the north of Thailand. It is better to visit this city during the day. You can catch a taxi or minivan for a group of 10 or fewer people to wander around the city. If you are a fan of the adventurous travel and not have a phobia of the dark, you will love to walk into the unknown natural caves in Chiang Rai. The Fish cave is a beautiful cave where there is a temple named Monkey temple inside. A cave is called a jeweled Buddha located in the other side of the river which overlooks to the Golden Triangle- the meeting point of 3 countries of Thailand, Laos, and Burma, this is Tham Phra cave.
Actually, there are many hot springs in Chiang Rai located in the riverside. A soak in the natural hot spring is such an unforgettable relaxing experience that you will never forget. It is truly comfortable! Don’t forget to order the boiling eggs in the hot springs. Besides that, for those who love adventurous activities, let’s get on board the bamboo rafting activity, you definitely fall in love with it.