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The quieter neighbor of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a land of outstanding natural beauty, where visitors looking to avoid the hordes can visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife, and check out the golden triangle, the former center of the world’s opium trade. Chiang Rai has been inhabited since the 7th century, but it was not until 1262 that King Meng Rai established it as the first capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The capital was later relocated to Chiang Mai and since that time Chiang Rai has lived in the shadow of its neighboring province, though for tourists this is a good thing.Today, Chiang Rai is a traveler’s paradise, endowed with abundant natural attractions and antiquities. Attractions range from ruins of ancient settlements and Buddhist shrines to magnificent mountain scenery and hill tribe villages. For those interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, jungle trekking is a magical experience; explore the mountains of the north along various hiking trails, many of which access the villages of diverse hill tribes groups, many of whom maintain their traditional lifestyles. Chiang Rai town, which tends to be a little more ‘laid back’ than its more popular neighbor, now competes with Chiang Mai as a tourist attraction and is fast becoming a popular escape for tourists wanting to leave their troubles behind.Chiang Rai, the former capital of the great Lanna Kingdom, is a fascinating province filled with cultural and natural wonders, including the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together; an area that was once the hub of opium production, a trade that had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. Chiang Rai had stayed off the tourist radar for many years, its people enjoying very leisurely development and mostly traditional, rural lifestyles. Until this day, entire clans live together in bamboo houses and each village has its own individual character. Recently tourism has boomed in Chiang Rai, where visitors have come to explore the pristine natural beauty of the countryside and immerse themselves in the indigenous culture, including those of a variety of different hill tribe communities. Fortunately for tourists, Chiang Rai is also a center for community development projects, helping rural villagers develop their attractions without adversely affecting their natural and cultural assets.
Wat Rong Khun is an important religious sites of the province. Characterized by architectural motifs and delicate white. Very beautiful sunlight guard There is also a Buddhist symbol to remind those who come to worship, too.
Wat Rong Khun began to build. Since. 2540 For nearly 20 years, but has not been finalized. In the past, white temple is a small temple on three hectares of degraded areas. The victory celebration Kositpipat spiritual teacher organizations Chiang Rai. National Artist Visual Arts (Painting) in 2554, has decided to measurable improvements in this new hometown. With strong faith and a desire to create wealth for the country. And King Rama the 9th of saying. “I hope to create a unique Buddhist art of hair to appear as active. Great art piece of the human world to be. To proclaim the greatness of a nation of mankind to the whole world, “the professor victory celebration Design and Construction embarked own personal funds. The donations include donations limited to no more than 10,000 baht to intention to build faith and pure art. Do not want anything else
Wat Rong Khun temple with pure white is elegant, clean and distinctive. He also decorated the elegance and delicacy Chofah toothlike ridges on the sloping edges of a gable, and other motifs. Another great trick is descending order. Pediment decorated with dragon A glass of sparkling. The symbolic meaning white represents the purity you. The glass represents the wisdom of the Buddha, you are shining brightly over a wide range. The temple is built on a low hill. A crystal clear lake reflected the building. Entrance hall to the bridge spanning the means. Walking towards the round of existences Buddhist landscape. The upper part of the roof of the church has taken great principles of spiritual practices, meditation, intellectual precepts 3 is coming in the form of a gable layers. In addition, there is a photo mural inside the temple and paintings. Skilled instructors Mahagitsri many unmissable. Open daily from 06:30 to 18:00 hrs. Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 08:00 to 17:30 hrs. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 08:00 to 18:00.
Located white temple Take the road to Chiang Rai – Bangkok. If from Bangkok Or Chiang Mai Wat Rong Khun is located before the city of Chiang Rai 13 kilometers at kilometer 816 of the road was cast Yothin (No. 1 / A2), turn right at the junction to the Khun Korn Waterfall about 100 meters on the left or to the minibus. Blue Bus Terminal and the old Rai temple entrance.
For more information contact: Wat call 0 5367 3579,. TAT Chiang Rai Office phone 0 5371 7433 and tourism management. Chiang Rai Telephone 0 5371 5690
Phu Chi Fa h3>.
Phu Chi Fa is the highest peak of Doi Pha Mon. Phu Chi Fa is a cliff headlands into the air. Similar to that point up to the sky. It was called the area home indoor and Laos Blue Gold Spot Wiang Kaen district. Tap Tao Ban Rom Fa District Thailand and entertainment district on an altitude of 1,700 mountain peaks skyward pointed filed or point to the sky, strange. If a comedy is similar to a chicken’s ass. If you look carefully, like a lion with open mouth. If a map is found to Phu Chi Fah is located at the end of the Eastern Province. Likening the country’s border between Thailand meters from sea level. And on top of Phu Chi Fa, there are approximately one kilometer wide meadow a beautiful view. In front of a high cliff overlooking the village of Chiang Tong in Laos. There are two popular scenic spot is the mountaintops and courtyard before reaching the top. We can find the angle of view and take pictures as you like. Especially when the sun shone dawn on the horizon. Cut the white mist was magnificent splendor beneath a geek. Then wait a bit longer. Because of the beauty of Phu Chi Fa has not faded. Although the sun will rise until late, remains below the mist. It overlooks the forest complex is a stunning beauty is a moment not to be missed waiting.
Phu Chi Fa at lunch – dinner Not a spectacular early morning. We overlooks meadows and mountain complex change colors according to each season is beautiful and clear as possible during this time. Whether it is summer or winter pastures, golden yellow ensembles. The rainy season was luscious greenery. Mist lazy morning and evening. In the late winter months of December to February. On the road from Phu Chi Fa to Doi Pha Tang. We will be enchanted by the beauty of the cherry blossoms or queen tiger. Pink bloom along the way beautiful beyond description. It is one of the most wonderful and most beautiful mountain in Thailand. And in the late winter months of January-February. Phu Chi Fa will blossom with white flowers Crescent beautiful and sensual. We will see one more quarter, alternating with the serpent and a tiger. The flowers will bloom in late winter Crescent longer.
From town Along Highway 1020 to the entertainment district, approximately 64 km distance from the highway. 1021 (Entertainment – Kham) is only 6 km, turn left onto Highway 1155, this range is a reasonable driving uphill, winding through Thailand Pang home resident. Love the house Land and houses at km 25, turn right onto Highway 1093 to Chiang Kham. Phayao distance of 11 kilometers at the junction to the left, follow signs to another 1.7 kilometers to the national park, Phu Chi Fa drive indefinitely. Resorts are found along the road If traveling from Chiang Khong, take Highway 1020 Distance approximately 15 kilometers and then turn left onto Highway 1155 signposted to Phu Chi Fa, or from Doi Pha drive from the blue shade houses Thailand.
Doi Tung h3>.
Located among the seven houses Muser Alabama. Mae Fah Luang Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai Province Ridge area of Doi her sleep. Altitude of about 1200 m., Part of the Doi Tung Development Project.
This Jomtien Is the first home of the late Princess Mother. Built using the royal estate, His emphasis. Simple and exploitation After the death of the Princess Mother Palace also. Conserving them Very nice and open to the public to visit. The palace’s architecture is a mix. Between Architecture Lanna Action The native home of the Swiss. Built on the shoulder Views as far as the eye palace has two floors and a mezzanine upstairs split into four parts. But connected to a single building. Calais is a stunning and wooden carved eaves flowing clouded the delicacy around. Palace are in the pine Wood and container products that enter Light-colored wood is a beautiful spot interesting point is that the ceiling of stars inside stateroom. Carved from a mountain pine. Various constellations Surrounding the solar system I get bored watching The walls of the ladder Carving a consonant Thailand Illustrated after the death of the Princess Mother. The palace has been preserved. Nicely And sometimes, the King’s Princess Sirindhorn. Chakri Sirindhorn has diplomatic duties in Chiang Rai. It will come to stay at the palace hotel.
Doi Mae Salong h3>.
The location Santi Khiri village Mae Salong Nok Mae Fah Luang district formerly Mae Salong outside. Division 93 from the immigrant community from Burma into Thailand region. Two battalions of the 3rd Battalion came to Fang. Chiang Mai and the 5th Battalion, located at Ban Mae Salong Nok. The mountain is one of the tourist destination. The areas with the best tea-growing countries, the queen tiger or cherry blossoms during early January. Until the end of March
Population in Doi Mae Salong original Akha Akha. Wearing a black tribal ornamental silverware.
Take the Chiang Rai – Mae Chan district, just 28 kilometers to one kilometer turn left and go through the village, 23 kilometers Pha Dua. This is the point of his visit and buy handicrafts. Then the house Akha junction. (The right to a Revere Village Thailand) to Doi Mae Salong, 10 kilometers distance of 64 kilometers from Chiang Rai, which is paved throughout. Doi Mae Salong and road connections to its home port at Chiang Fang distance of 45 kilometers in the case do not drive yourself. To take the bus from town. Then, go to the minibus at the entrance to Doi Mae Salong. For more information call 08 1024 0813.
Golden Triangle h3>.
Refers to the area between the three countries, including Thailand (Chiang Rai), Laos (Bokeo Province) and Myanmar (District Tachilek, Shan State) is a triangular area converge. The Mekong River cuts through the border of Thailand and Laos. It is one of the region’s major economic regions. In addition, the Golden Triangle has spectacular views, especially at dawn. The sun rises in the midst of the fog. Formerly known as the Golden Triangle As a tourist attraction, the boundaries between countries. But today, with a focus on the economy. Since it is a major source of transportation in this part of Thailand.
Golden Triangle of Thailand Located in Ban Sop Ruak Chiang Saen Chiang Rai Province A small port shipments to China, Thailand and Laos, as seen from the shore to the northeast. The villages in Laos clearly. Burma, which is part of the western countries. No village or building is seen in the distance.
Areas such as the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak Sop Ruak called this area has been a minority. And several armed groups. In this area has been a source of opium cultivation and production of drugs such as heroin and production facilities scattered along the border. The opium is transporting a convoy traverses the hillside with a bodyguard. It is said that drugs and opium is converted into an equal weight of gold. Is the origin of the name Golden Triangle
Tourists traveling to the Golden Triangle in the winter. And to take pictures with labels “Golden Triangle” that is installed by the Mekong River. Boat trips are also popular scenic confluence of the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar rents boats around 300-400 baht (seats 6 people), also toured the Mekong River in southern China, Xishuangbanna. The Kunming as well, but if you want to see panoramic views. Golden Triangle area of Sop Ruak and neighbors. Up to Doi Chiang Miang. The Mekong River