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8 days in Chiang Rai

A flight trip around Chiang Rai for nature, shopping and history lovers visiting top attractions like Golden Triangle Park, Baandam Museum (Black Temple), Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and many more.

8 daysJan 1 - Jan 8, 2022
202 kmRoute
1Province
30Places
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Chiang Rai Province

Chiang Rai is a mountainous region submerged in rivers and jungles. The natives are a mixture of various ethnic backgrounds and traditions.

Chiang Saen

Day 1 (Jan 1, 2022)

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2 places to visit

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Golden Triangle Park

Sightseeing Boat

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2 ~ 3 hours

Golden Triangle Park is the famous intersection of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand.

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Wat Phra Non

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Reclining Buddha statue.

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Chiang Saen

Day 2 (Jan 2, 2022)

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7 places to visit

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Wat Phrathat Doi Pu Khao

Viewpoint

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2 ~ 3 hours

Temple with a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Myanmar and Laos.

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Wat Roi Ko

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Roi Ko is an ancient temple which has Lanna style architecture.

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Wat Pra That Pukhao

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Pra That Pukhao is a small temple overlooking the golden triangle. There are also a few sculptures amongst the gardens that are worth checking out.

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Wat Pong Sanuk

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Pong Sanuk is thought to be over 1200 years old, is worth visiting in you are in the area.

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Wat Phrathat Pha Ngao

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Phrathat Pha Ngao is an old Buddhist temple built in Lanna architectural style and has beautiful views of the Mekong River.

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Wat Phrachao Lan Thong

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Phra Chao Lan Thong is located within Chiang Rai city walls and was built back in 1489.

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Wat Phra That Chom Kitti

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Hilltop serene temple, overlooking Chiang Saen.

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Chiang Saen

Day 3 (Jan 2, 2022)

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3 places to visit

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Wat Phra Pu Khao

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Phra Pu Khao is a Buddhist temple popular for its stunning views of the Golden Triangle.

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Wat Chom Chang

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Chom Chang is located just outside the old city and is known for its viharn and reclining Buddha.

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Wat Maha Pho

Temple Ruins

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Wat Maha Pho is a mixture of temple ruins surrounded by beautiful scenery, making it an ideal place to spend the day walking in nature.

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Chiang Saen

Day 4 (Jan 3, 2022)

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3 places to visit

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Wat Pa Sak

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Pa Sak is an archaeological site in Chiang Saen. Architecture is mix with Sukhothai, Bagan and Hariphunchai arts.

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Wat Maha That

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Mahathat is a beautiful Buddhist temple located on the Mekong River.

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Wat Phra That Chedi Luang

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Impressive ancient chedi adjacent to ethnic and historical museum.

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Chiang Saen

Day 5 (Jan 4, 2022)

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2 places to visit

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Wat Pha Khao Pan

Temple

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Pha Khao Pan is a beautiful, colourful Buddhist temple on the Mekong river.

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Wat Athi Ton Kaeo

Temple Ruins

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Athi Ton Kaeo is a beautiful, old abandoned Buddhist temple.

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Mueang Chiang Rai

Day 6 (Jan 5, 2022)

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4 places to visit

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Baandam Museum (Black Temple)

Temple

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2 ~ 3 hours

Baandam Museum known as the "Black Temple", has a collection of wood buildings and carvings by Thawan Duchanee & other contemporary Thai artists, one of the most visited attractions in Chiang Rai.

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Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

Art Temple

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2 ~ 3 hours

Wat Rong Khun is better known as the "White Temple" as all the exterior is white. One of the most stunning temples in Thailand. Can be very crowded.

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Huay Mak Lium Hot Spring

Hot Spring

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2 ~ 3 hours

Huay Mak Lium Hot Spring has a variety of pools with different temperatures, it is clean and well maintained.

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Choui Fong Tea, Mae Chan Tea House & Plantation

Tea Plantation

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2 ~ 3 hours

Choui Fong Tea, Mae Chan Tea House & Plantation is famous for its delicious hand-picked teas. The scenery is breathtaking, a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a nice cup of tea.

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Mueang Chiang Rai

Day 7 (Jan 6, 2022)

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4 places to visit

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Oub Kham Museum

Museum

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2 ~ 3 hours

Oub Kham is a small museum in a beautiful garden. The museum educates about the history and culture of the Lanna Kingdom and displays some fascinating artifacts, jewellery and clothing.

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Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)

Psychodelic Temple

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Wat Rong Seur Ten is known as the "Blue Temple". This unique blue carved temple is one of the most popular in Thailand.

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Chiang Rai Clocktower

Clock Tower

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Chiang Rai Clocktower is popular at night when they put on colourful light shows every hour.

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Singha Park Chiang Rai

Farm

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Singha Park holds the annual Chiang Rai Balloon Fiesta. Other attractions include a petting zoo, lake and pizzeria.

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Mueang Chiang Rai

Day 8 (Jan 7, 2022)

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5 places to visit

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Pha Sert Hot Spring

Onsen

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1 ~ 2 hours

Pha Sert Hot Spring offers both public and private hot pools. Facilities are clean and well maintained. The hot springs are a popular place for locals, especially at weekends and public holidays.

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Khun Korn Forest Park Waterfall

Camping

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2 ~ 3 hours

Khun Korn Forest Park is home to the highest waterfall in Chiang Rai, reaching 70 meters in height. This beautiful waterfall and scenery are a must see when visiting Nothern Thailand.

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Wat Huai Pla Kung

Temple Complex

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1 ~ 2 hours

Wat Huai Pla Kung is home to a 9 tier pagoda and the largest Guan Yin Bodhisattva in Thailand.

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Pong Phra Bat Hot spring

Hot Spring

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2 ~ 3 hours

Pong Phra Bat Hot spring has a selection of different pools with different temperatures. You can even rent a private room with a pool if you don't like crowds.

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Choui Fong Tea house

Tea Shop

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2 ~ 3 hours

Choui Fong Tea house is a modern and sophisticated cafe where you can sit back and enjoy over 50 different types of freshly handpicked teas.

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