Chiang Rai is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Chiang Rai one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Chiang Rai is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Chiang Rai or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Chiang Rai. Explore the historical monuments of Chiang Rai with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Chiang Rai guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Chiang Rai page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Chiang Rai landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Chiang Rai.
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 is quite interesting to visit as you can see the contemporary residences peeping themselves through the ancient structures that still grace the city. O...
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Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai, Thailand
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
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 Chiang Saen-style Buddha images and Lanna Thai artifacts. Its exhibit can be divided into 3 sections:
First Section: The location and history of settle...
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PhahonYothin Rd, Chiang Rai, Thailand
12:01 am - 12:00 am
As you travel across the city of Chiang Rai, you shall come across the monument of King Mengrai right at the centre. This monument is dedicated to the King Mengrai, the great king who founded Lanna Thai Kingdom. He was originally the ruler of NakhonHiranNgoen Yang, an ancient town off in Chiang Saen. He extended his kingdom to nearby states and Chi...
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Moo 13, Tambon Nang Lae, Chiang Rai, Thailand
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Although named as a temple, this structure is actually a contemporary monument that holds an exhibition of works by Thai artist Thawan Duchanee. The area surrounding the temple has nearly 40 small black houses made of wood, glass, brick, concrete and clay in different styles. And each house is decorated with artistic elements made by Thawan, includ...