Situated for Discovery
The resort occupies an idyllic 26-rai site directly on the banks of the Mae Kok River, moments from Chiang Rai town and a one hour drive from the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge. The resort is set at the heart of beautiful landscaped gardens complete with a tranquil man-made lake and two majestic 100-year-old rain trees. Surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery, the neighbouring community is a jewel waiting to be explored.
Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort is located close to the town centre and a short drive from Chiang Rai Airport.
- Chiang Rai Town 2.5 km / 10 minutes
- Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport 5.8 km / 11 minutes
Located in Thailand’s premier hillside resort community in the country’s northernmost province, the resort offers travellers a several place to visit within an hour drive.
- Wat Phra Kaew 3.5 km / 8 minutes
- Chiang Rai Clock Tower 3.7 km / 9 minutes
- Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park 8.9 km / 20 minutes
- Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) 15.8 km / 21 minutes
- Singha Park Chiang Rai (Boon Rawd Farm) 15.2 km / 25 minutes
- Doi Tung Development Project 56.8 km / 1 hour 8 minutes
- Golden Triangles 69 km / 1 hour 10 minutes
- Phu Chi Fa 92.4 km / 1 hour 51 minutes
- Oub Kham Museum 5.8 km / 13 minutes
- Baan Dam (The Black House) 13.4 km / 21 minutes
- Chiang Rai Walking Streets 3 km / 7 minutes
- Central Plaza Chiang Rai 5.4 km / 11 minutes
Contact our Concierge about must-see places to visit, excursion around the resort or transportation arrangement (taxis, limousines and shuttle service).
A highlight to any trip to Chiang Rai is a visit to the Doi Tung Development Project. Started as a royal initiative to help eradicate opium supply, drug use, and rural poverty, the project offers villagers with a practical and sustainable alternative. The project focuses on development, education, training, humanitarian activities, environmental conservation, agriculture, and the production of quality crafts. At the summit of Doi Tung, visitors can visit Phra That Doi Tung, a chedi constructed in 911 A.D and one of the oldest and most sacred sites in northern Thailand. The chedi is said to contain the collarbone of Buddha.
Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, Le Méridien's chosen UNLOCK ART TM site, and Oub Kham Museum house a collection of objects from the ancient Lanna kingdom, Myanmar, southwest China, and Vietnam. Nearby attractions include Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha, and the Hill Tribe Education Centre with its fascinating display of tribal artefacts and handicrafts.
Phu Chi Fa is a spectacular viewpoint. The impressive views are best enjoyed early in the morning, particularly in the cool season when mist covers the valley floor.
Because the discovery is limitless, unlock your journey in Chiang Rai with the boat trips along the Mae Kong River, which are available from the town of Chiang Khong, with stops along the way at villages of interest. Ethnic groups living in the province include Karen, Lisu, Lahu, Akha, Meo, and Yao, and it is possible to arrange treks into the hill tribe villages with experienced local guides.
Mae Sai is 62 kilometres north of Chiang Rai and makes for an interesting day trip. This busy trading post borders Myanmar, and it is possible to cross the bridge to visit the bustling market in Tha Khi Lek.