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Chiang Rai Province:

          Located 785 kilometers north of Bangkok, Chiang Rai Province is one of the most exotic places to visit in Thailand. It is present within the famous Golden Triangle area where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge. Chiang Rai is also called as the gateway to Myanmar, Laos and South China. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, Chiang Rai is a travelers’ delight with rich natural beauty. More...


Chiang Rai Demographic Data

Capital: Chiang Rai
Area: 11,678.4 km²
Ranked 12th
Inhabitants: 1,129,701 (2000)
Ranked 13th
Pop. density: 97 inh./km²
Ranked 46th
ISO 3166-2: TH-57
Governor: Traisit Sinsombunthong
(since May 2008)



Chiang Rai Tourist Attractions:

  • Doi Tung
  • Wat Rong Khun
  • Golden Triangle
  • Doi Mae Salong
  • Wat Phra kaeo
  • Kok River
  • Amphoe Mae Sai
  • The Hall of Opium
  • Chiang Saen
  • Phu Chi Fa


Recommended Reading:

Rich in history, Chiang Mai is the vibrant, cosmopolitan gateway to the majestic mountains, cool waterfalls and fascinating people of Thailand's North. Explore it all with this ground-breaking guidebook.

  • 48 east-to-read maps of Chiang Mai and major places of interest, including a colour map
  • the lowdown on arranging hill treks, choosing guides and staying safe on the trail
  • insightful special section on the North’s colourful hill tribes
  • sought-after recommendations on where to stay and eat for all budgets
  • full details on regional travel, including trips to Laos and Myanmar



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