Chiang Rai in 7 colors
Unlock the mysteries of Chiang Rai, where travelers come all the way to escape the hordes. Their eyes grow wide open to the region’s serene nature, beautiful landscapes and rich culture. For any visits to Chiang Rai, you should not miss these 7 tourist attractions, chosen to represents the 7 enchanting colors of Chiang Rai; white, black, red, golden, green, yellow, and blue.
Wat Rong Khun
The White Temple
When linking white with Chiang Rai’s attractions, it can be no other than the stunning Wat Rong Khun, also known as ‘The White Temple’. The place is regarded as one of the most beautiful temples built in Thailand this century. A masterpiece of the artist Chaloemchai Kositpipat with the main assembly hall and adjacent area carved in white while glass mosaics glitter in the sun.
The temple opens daily from 06.30-18.00hrs. Gallery opens daily from 08.00-17.30hrs.on Mon-Thu and 08.00-18.00hrs.on Sat-Sun and public holiday.
The Black House
Apart from the fact that everything is black, the impressive collection of an entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains complete the opposite concept to The White Temple. The artful portrayal of hell at Baan Dam is a unique creation by a national artist, Thawan Duchanee. The place provides a beautifully unique yet mysterious tribal feeling.
Open daily from 08.00-17.30hrs.
Doy Din Dang
The Red Clay Hill
Doy Din Dang means “Red Clay Hill”. The attraction represents the Red color of Chiang Rai in its beautiful pottery made from red soil by the famous ceramic artist Somluk Pantiboon. All Doy Din Dang products are famous for being high quality and sculpted through skillful craftsmanship in their hand-thrown stoneware and the use of natural resources and non-chemical ingredients in the wares.
Open on Monday-Saturday from 08.30-16.00hrs. Closed on Sunday
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak Rivers. The region is full of history and was once the center of all opium poppy growing in the country with gold as the currency of payment. Nowadays, the Golden Triangle has turned into tourist hot spot with beautiful scenery, a museum and religious attractions, where Phra Chiang Saen Si Phaendin is located.
Singha Park Chiang Rai
With over 8,000 rai of land, Singha Park has been a popular tourist attraction in Chiang Rai since 2011. It is a true family destination with abundant land full of lakes, flower fields and animals such as giraffes and zebras. Families can enjoy many activities in the park such as cycling, feeding animals in the open zoo, exploring tea plantations, riding on a shuttle bus tour, rock climbing or the famous zip line flying across the lake or tea fields.
Choui Fong Tea Plantation
Located 1,200 meters above sea level, with over 600 rai spanning three districts, Choui Fong Tea Plantation offers splendid green scenery of in Northern Thailand. Its fields are planted on flowing hillsides. Since it is a working attraction, you are able to walk along the tiered rows of tea trees and observe how the plantation works at close hand. Choui Fong Tea Plantation grows distinctive types of tea; Assum, Green, Oolong and Black Tea.
Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park
Rai Mae Fah Luang
Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is under the patronage of HRH the Princess Mother. It was originally the training centre for Hill Tribe Youth Leadership for hill tribes from northern Thailand region. This beautiful tropical park was jeweled with Haw Kaam (Golden Pavilion), the precious Lanna architecture built as a gift presented to celebrate HRH the Princess Mother’s 84th birthday anniversary in year 1984. Here you will find the Northern region’s largest collection of art items from Lanna culture and heritage enshrined including the adjoining museums.
Open on Tuesday-Sunday from 06.00-18.00hrs. Closed on Monday.