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Experience the Best of Northern Thailand at Chiang Rai

Posted on 02 March 2020 by admin (0)

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After visiting Chiang Mai our next destination was none other than Chiang Rai. Talks about the city’s street markets and scenic views made us stay back in Chiang Rai for an entire weekend. The place had lots of ancient religious sites that attract students and scholars from all over Asia. Also of significance are the city’s spa resorts, restaurants, and boutique homes that offer high-quality service to the tourist community. Explained below are the best sites to halt at if you are in Chiang Rai,

Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun is the major landmark of Chiang Rai that brings many visitors to this Thai city. Popularly known as the White Temple, the structure was created exquisitely to impress the tourists. Visiting the place gave us the impression of entering into a fairyland. Right from the bridge across the temple’s garden pool to the fire-breathing dragons on the bargeboard of the roof, everything is carved in pure white. Inside the Wat, there are many sculptures and carvings of modern entities and celebrities. We paid an entry fee of 100 baht to tour the entire place and it was truly incredible.

Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park

Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Center is one of the top sightseeing destinations in Chiang Rai. The admission fee is 200 baht per person and the tour can keep you engaged for several hours. Here we saw an amazing collection of Lanna artifacts and folk art. Also, the site has a beautiful collection of mature trees, native plants, and flowering shrubs that make the park look as colorful as a botanical garden. Besides the stunning landscaped gardens, the teakwood museum and the cultural artifacts are truly praiseworthy.

Elephant Valley Thailand

Elephant valley Thailand is a beautiful elephant sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates elephants that were mistreated or abused for commercial purposes like riding and hauling logs. Visiting the place gave me an opportunity to interact closely with Asian elephants and learn how attached they are with nature and humans. The staff and caretakers were very informative and helped us feed the elephants and take pictures with them.