Chiang Rai Province and Tourist Attractions


Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand. It is also an ancient city with a long history. It is also rich in forests on the high mountains that are complex. It is also the source of many beautiful watersheds and waterfalls. Including a multi-ethnic population Whether it is a Thai country, a hill tribe, and a Chinese who migrated to live on a high mountain Which each nation has a unique tradition, culture and way of life It is another charm that makes Chiang Rai get the attention of both Thai and foreign tourists. Therefore do not be surprised if Chiang Rai is the top province that travelers often think of as the first place

1. Wat Phra That Doi Tung (พระธาตุดอยตุง)

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Doi Tung Phra Located at Km 17.5 on Highway 1149, which contains the left root (Clavicle) of the Buddha Taken from Madhya Pradesh It was the first time that the Lankan Buddhist religion was enshrined in Lanna Thai. When constructing the pagoda containing this relic, he made a royal flag (the native language called Tung), large to Panwa. Embroidered on the top of the mountain If the end of the flag flies far to the city Will be defined as the base of the stupa For this reason, Doi, which is the place of the Lanna Thai Chedi Therefore appearing as Doi Tung

The Phra That Doi Tung is an important place. When the Phra That Doi Tung worship festival is celebrated, there are Buddhists, both Thai and neighbors from neighboring countries, such as Chiang Tung people in Shan State, Myanmar, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, come to worship every year.

2. Doi Tung Development Project Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (พระตำหนักดอยตุงและสวนแม่ฟ้าหลวง)

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Doi Tung Palace Located in Mae Fah Luang district About 60 kilometers away from Chiang Rai city, the Doi Tung Royal Palace used to be the residence of the royal family to perform the work of HRH Princess Srinagarindra. With a blend of Lanna and Chalay styles of Switzerland There are wood carvings according to Calais. The eaves and window edges are various patterns, with the craftsmanship of the northern people around Phra Tamnak. Especially in the winter, the fog will be seen around the hilltop around Phra Tamnak. There are staff to watch around 20 minutes per round. Open daily for visitors from 07.00 am -05.00 pm  Admission fee is 90 baht.

The Mae Fah Luang Garden In front of Doi Tung Palace With an area of about 10 rai, is a winter flower garden such as Salvia, Petunia, Begonia, Roses, Loudspeakers, Various sacred trees, Perennials and more than 70 types of ivy arches. Meesiam Yipin Soi (Misiem Yipintsoi) is open for viewing every day at 06.30 am -06.00 pm Admission fee is 90 baht.

           Tower of inspiration Is a building showing the royal history of the royal family, the royal family and the royal family There are 8 exhibition halls open for viewing every day at 08.00-17.00 hrs. Admission fee is 50 baht. There are also souvenir shops, silk garments, royal project products, vegetables – fruits, flowers, various plants. Buy back to be a souvenir

Tourists who want to visit both the Doi Tung Royal Palace Mae Fah Luang Garden And the tower of inspiration With a total of 190 baht tickets sold. The ticket center is open from 06.30 am – 06.00 pm After 05.00 pm.  Available only for tickets to Phra Tamnak and Mae Fah Luang Park (Note: Prices may change)

3. Wat Rong Khun (วัดร่องขุ่น)

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Wat Rong Khun is located in Pa O Don Chai Sub-district, Mueang District. Designed and constructed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, in 1997, on the same area of the 3 Rai temple and expanded into 12 rai. The white temple is decorated with glittering silver glass pattern. Is a hierarchical level Gable decorated with a serpent The murals inside the temple and the painting room are very interesting. Open daily from 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.

Travel: The temple is 12 kilometers from Chiang Rai city center on the route to Phayao province. Turn right at the three-way junction to Khun Korn Waterfall, about 100 meters. The temple is on the left.

4.  King Meng Rai the Great Monument (อนุสาวรีย์พ่อขุนเม็งรายมหาราช)

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Located at the five intersections of Pho Khun Subdistrict, Mueang District, the route to Mae Chan District or Mae Sai For King Mengrai, the 25th king of the Lua-chan dynasty Is the son of Phaya Lao Meng And Phra Nang Thep Kham Or Phra Nang Ou Ming Chom Mueang Born on Sunday, the 9th lunar month of the year, the year of 1782, died in Chiang Mai in 1854. King Mengrai built Chiang Rai city on Doi Thong. From the original foundation that had been a city before 1805, was the first king of the Mengrai dynasty And collecting small town houses into Lanna Thai kingdom until prosperity to the present

By the people of Chiang Rai joining together to build a monument To commemorate the honor of King Mengrai, sculpted by Mr. Pakorn Lekhon and the opening ceremony of the monument on March 31, 1964. For the appearance of the monument is a statue of His Majesty cast in half-size bronze. He was dressed with the ancient Lanna kings. Standing on a base of about 3 meters high, holding a sword with his left hand attached to the thighs He wore a royal garland. He put on the right hand at the ring finger and the little finger. At the left hand at the index finger And Chalong At present, there is Tung Luang Chaloem Phra Kiat decorated on the back of the monument. And in the base under the statue there is an inscription that “Khun Mengrai the Great, 1782-1860, built the city of Chiang Rai as the first city in 1805 when he established the Lanna Thai Kingdom to be unified. And creating harmony between the Thai people “

Ku  Meng Rai Located in front of Wat Ngam Muang on Doi Ngum, Ku Town is one of the important monuments. Because it contained the relics of King Meng Rai the Great According to history, said War god Mengrai son When the royal treasure was handed over to Lord Saen Phu Raja son of Chiang Mai He brought his father’s bones to stay in Chiang Rai. And please Built Ku, containing the bones of his father at Doi Ngum, this city

5. Phu Chi Fa (วนอุทยานภูชี้ฟ้า)

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Address: Tap Tao Thoeng Chiang Rai 57160  

One of the most famous destinations uphill in Chiang Rai, especially during winter time, when visitors try to reach its cliff that offers spectacular views of the valley and sea of mist at sunrise. Phu Chi Fa is blessed with breathtaking views, abundant flowers of all colors, and cool weather most of the year. Plus, it is not far, located approximately 25 kilometers south of Doi Pha Tang in Thoeng District. Visitors are also welcomed to stay overnight at Ban Rom Fa Thong and Ban Rom Fa Thai.

Feature:

– Physical Geography of Phu Chi Fa

– Morning mist.

– Sunrise and sunset views

Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Is a viewpoint of the sea of fog and the hot sunrise of Chiang Rai Located 25 kilometers away from Doi Pha, it looks like a mountain peak pointed up into the sky. Is about 1,628 meters above sea level, with long cliffs extending to Laos. On the top of Phu Chi Fa is a wide grass field. In winter, there will be special scenery. Most tourists come to stay at Baan Rom Fah Thong Way. Which is about 1.5 kilometers away from the viewpoint, then will walk up to Phu Chi Fa to see the morning view Along the way, you will find the beautiful queen tiger forest plantation. (January-February) and during February, the white flower crusts around Phu Chi Fa will bloom full of foothills.

     Traveling using the Chiang Rai-Thoeng route, 64 kilometers distance, and from Thoeng – Ban Pee, a distance of 6 kilometers, turn left onto Highway 1155, passing Ban Pang, Chengming house value is a paved road. To Phu Chi Fah, distance of 42 kilometers or use Highway 1021 Sai Thoeng – Chiang Kham – Ban Huak Before Chiang Kham, 6 kilometers, there is a junction to the Phu Sang Waterfall National Park for another 19 kilometers, then travel to Phu Chi Fah for another 30 kilometers. Visitors can park in the parking lot, Phu Chi Fa Forest Park and walk to the viewpoint for about 700 meters.

6. Doi Mae Salong (ดอยแม่สลอง)

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Doi Mae Salong is the location of Santikiri Village, formerly known as Mae Salong Nok Village. Is a community of immigrants from the 93rd Brigade from the Union of Myanmar into the Thai territory. The number 2 battalion is the 3rd battalion coming to Fang District. Chiang Mai Province and the 5th Battalion are at Mae Salong Nok, from 1961 in December to February. Which is the smallest sakura species White pink will bloom throughout the way up to Doi Mae Salong. Is a rare plant that can be seen in Thailand. Because it grows only in cold climates

Interesting spots on Doi Mae Salong, such as visiting tea plantations and studying how to produce tea Ride a horse and watch the scenery around Jiang Ja Sai Village. And a memorial to the former Chinese soldiers of the Northern Region of Thailand. By having a guide to watch Open daily from 08.00 am.-05.00 pm. Admission fee is 30 baht.

Traveling using the route Chiang Rai – Mae Chan, 28 kilometers, then from Mae Chan district for 1 kilometer, there is a junction left 23 kilometers through Pha Dua village. Which is a visit point and buy hill tribe handicrafts From there, travel from Ban Mo three separate Directly to Doi Mae Salong, a distance of 10 kilometers. Total distance from Chiang Rai is 64 kilometers. And from Doi Mae Salong, there is a road connecting to Ban Tha Ton, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, a distance of 45 kilometers Doi Mae Salong

7. Phu Chi Fa (ภูชี้ดาว)

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Viewpoints and new attractions in Chiang Rai Located on the area in charge of Po District Wiang Kaen District Located in the middle between Phu Chi Fa and Doi Pha Tang Which still possesses the natural abundance in its entirety People are not crowded Quiet Things that tourists will see from Phu Kao Dao Viewpoint Is to see the view of the Mekong River at a distance and see Phu Chi Fa, which is dominantly situated.

     The path up to Phu Chi Dao is quite slope. And have to climb up the ridge Two sides are deep abyss Therefore, tourists should use caution when walking quite a lot. Because otherwise it may be dangerous

One of the most famous destinations uphill in Chiang Rai, especially during winter time, when visitors try to reach its cliff that offers spectacular views of the valley and sea of mist at sunrise. Phu Chi Fa is blessed with breathtaking views, abundant flowers of all colors, and cool weather most of the year. Plus, it is not far, located approximately 25 kilometers south of Doi Pha Tang in Thoeng District. Visitors are also welcomed to stay overnight at Ban Rom Fa Thong and Ban Rom Fa Thai.

Feature:

– Physical Geography of Phu Chi Fa

– Morning mist.

– Sunrise and sunset views

History: The area is today part of Thailand but the area is traditionally a ‘Tai-Lao’ homeland. The border division between Thailand and Laos created by the Mekong River (visible for the eagle eyed from the summit) is relatively new. An outstanding array of rolling hills, verdant valleys and elegant peaks. Farmland and orchards/vineyards turn to bush, scrub and grass near the summit.

8. Wat Rong Sua Ten (วัดร่องเสือเต้น)

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Would like to introduce new attractions Rong Suea Temple, Rachok Subdistrict, Muang District, Chiang Rai Province, found a new temple With art that is beautiful and beautiful Is a unique applied art Use shades of blue and blue. Some forms of art are similar to the works of A. Chalermchai Kositpipat and A. Thawal Index, two famous national artists from Chiang Rai who create works at Wat Rong Khun. Pa O Don Chai Sub-district And Ban Dam Museum, Nang Lae Subdistrict, Muang District, Chiang Rai Province, combined with the work of Mr. Puttha Kapkaew or Chiang Rai local artists Who had been a student of Chalermchai Kositpipat, a national artist Visual Arts Year 2011

Features: New temple With art that is beautiful and beautiful Is a unique applied art Use shades of blue and blue. Some forms of art are similar to the works of A. Chalermchai Kositpipat and Ajarn Tawal Index, two famous national artists.

History: Wat Rong Sua Chet is located in Rim Kok Subdistrict, Mueang District, Chiang Rai Province. Which is located along the Kok River The left bank on the east side of Chiang Rai city municipality In the past, this place used to be the site of an abandoned temple. Has been restored and named “Rong Suea Dance Temple” to be the center of the minds of the villagers in Ban Rong Suea Dance The most attractive tourist spot “Wihan Suea Dance”, which began construction on October 27, 2005, completed on January 22, 2016. The construction time for 10 years was created by Crafted by local artists, Mr. Phuttha Kaewkaew or Sala Phaeng Chalermchai Teacher Creator of Rong Khun Temple The temple was built with contemporary religious art. Hidden with the moral of the Lord Buddha Besides the temple The temple is also enshrined. “Phra That Ket Kaeo Chulamani Fai”, which has a height of 20 meters. From Somdej Phra Yannavaraj, the Patriarch The great majesty of God Is another point that should not be missed

9. Pong Phrabat Waterfall (Lam Nam Kok National Park) น้ำตกโป่งพระบาท (อุทยานแห่งชาติลำน้ำกก)

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Pong Phrabat Waterfall, Ban Du Subdistrict, Muang District, Chiang Rai, is another natural attraction of Ban Du Subdistrict. Currently, it is under the control of Lam Nam Kok National Park (right). Pong Phrabat Waterfall is located at the end of 1151 road, covering an area of 3,275 rais, 500-1,000 meters above sea level. The area of Pong Phrabat Waterfall has many interesting areas such as rocky islets including Kaeng Krahdan Luen, Kaeng Chuchee, Kaeng Ruenrom, etc.

History: It is a rocky islet waterfall which is not very steep. The streams flow down through each level which is not different in height.

10. Chiang Rai Night Bazar (เชียงรายไนท์บาร์ซ่า)

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Chiang Rai Night Bazar is the night market situated in the center of Chiang Rai city, next to the first bus station. It is very convenient to go there where variety of products an lights and sound performance quad are available.

Feature: The night walking street where the stage performance, activities, restaurants, and music are arranged.

Chiang Rai Night Bazar, the night market in Chiang Rai city, is the center of local products such as souvenirs, textile, furniture and home decor, and traditional food. It is situated on Phaholyothin Road, near Chiang Rai Bus Station, or Lan Klang Wiang. The market distributes the souvenirs made by the hill tribes and local people, accessories, hill tribe bags, local products, curtain, and embroidered fabric, including wooded furniture at the reasonable price. There are restaurants and beer garden. The two performance stages are the stage for the show of Chiang Rai Rajabhat University students such as Thai traditional dance and Thai classical music while another stage, at the beer garden, is for cabaret show, singing, and performance of the hill tribes. Variety menus of delicious traditional food, Thai or international food, and seafood are served. Thai traditional dance and Thai classical music from students of Chiang Rai Rajabhat University conserve Lann culture. Beer garden is set in the vast area where the cabaret show, singing, and hill tribe performance entertain the customers. Handmade products are very popular among Thai and non-Thai tourists which help to support local products.