Best Things To Do in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Whether you're visiting Chiang Rai for a few days or are a localite, Chiang Rai is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Chiang Rai. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Chiang Rai. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Chiang Rai. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Chiang Rai keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Chiang Rai listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Chiang Rai which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Chiang Rai will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Chiang Rai recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Chiang Rai

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Chiang Rai that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1248 itineraries
    Golden Triangle

    Tags: View Point

    Address: Sob Ruak Village, Chiang Saen 57150, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Golden Triangle is the famed border location from where you can see the boundaries of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar as they meet on the Mekong River. This point is of historic value as it was once suppos...Read more

  2. #2 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1252 itineraries
    Phu Chi Fa Forest Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, View Point, Nature

    Address: Chiang Rai Province, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Apart from the world famous temples for which Chiang Rai is famous for, this district also offers beautiful views of scenic landscapes. Visit Phu Chi Fa and you will experience the spectacular mountai...Read more

  3. #3 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1767 itineraries
    Wat Phra Kaeo

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Wat Phra Kaeo is one of the oldest royal temples situated in Thailand. It is considered that this temple was built in the 14th century however, the structure that we see today is the one that had been...Read more

  4. #4 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1409 itineraries
    Wat Rong Khun

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Pa O Don Chai Road, A. Muang, Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Although considered to be bit odd, the Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple, is considered to be one of the main attractions of not just Chiang Rai but the whole of Thailand. This Buddhist temple featur...Read more

  5. #5 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1227 itineraries
    Singha Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Wildlife Park, View Point

    Address: 99 Moo 1, Mae Korn, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Singha Park is a huge park that belongs to Boon Rawd Brewery estate in Chiang Rai. Boon Rawd Brewery is Thailand’s biggest beer producer. This Park was originally developed to grow barley f...Read more

  6. #6 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 693 itineraries
    Kok River

    Tags: View Point, River

    Address: Chaing Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Kok River runs from Thathon in northern Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai City. In order to enjoy scenic views around this river, you can walk along its boundaries that have been developed well for the vis...Read more

  7. #7 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1064 itineraries
    Oub Kham Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: 81/1, Military Front Road, Robwiang, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Visit the Oub Kham Museum that exhibits thousands of rare Lanna items, as well as the artefacts of the Tai people from neighbouring countries. This museum was conceptualized by a retired teacher Julas...Read more

  8. #8 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 1347 itineraries
    Hill Tribe Museum And Education Center

    Tags: Art And Culture, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop, Specialty Museum

    Address: 620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Hill tribe Museum and Education Centre is run by a nonprofit organization called the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) with the intention of showcasing the culture of hill tribes ...Read more

  9. #9 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 620 itineraries
    House Of Opium

    Tags: Museum, Park, View Point

    Address: 212 House of Opium (Museum), Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    If you are visiting the famous area of Golden Triangle that sees the intersection of borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, then visit it’s House of Opium, a museum dedicated to the opium trade....Read more

  10. #10 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 388 itineraries
    Chiangsaen National Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Established in 1957, this museum offers a profound preview of the past of Chiang Saen town. The Museum features displays of excavated artefacts and ancient sculptures with inscriptions, locally made C...Read more

  11. #11 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 999 itineraries
    Ancient City Of Chiang Saen

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Situated within the province of Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen is a small district and is also one of the oldest settlements in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is located along the Mekong River. This area i...Read more

  12. #12 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 828 itineraries
    Wat Ming Mueang Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Wat Ming Mueang temple was considered to be established by Chao Nang Talamae Sri, wife of King MengRai and daughter of a Burmese King from PhaKo city (Hong Sao Wadee). This temple was a personal templ...Read more

  13. #13 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 457 itineraries
    Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

    Tags: Outdoors, Market, Street Market

    Address: Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details

    For an insider’s view into the culture of Chiang Rai, visit its night market that bustles with local items, cries and people. This bazaar is conveniently near the centre of town, a short walk fr...Read more

  14. #14 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 524 itineraries
    Mae Fah Luang Art And Cultural Park

    Tags: Art And Culture, Performance, Architecture , Exhibition

    Address: Rai Mae Fah Luang, Rop Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    This cultural park is situated on the west of Chiang Rai City and serves as an art and cultural haven. This park houses lush green grounds and has welcomes people who wish to learn about the indigenou...Read more

  15. #15 of 86 Things To Do in Chiang Rai
    - Used in 565 itineraries
    Wat Phra That Doi Tong

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point

    Address: Doi Tung, Chiang Rai, Thailand

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Wat Phrathat Doi is located on the mountain top of Doi Tung (the highest in Chiang Rai) at Km. 17.5. This temple is considered to be the most important place of worship for Buddhists in the North. The...Read more

Activities And Tours

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