There are so many things to do in Chiang Rai that you could easily spend an entire week exploring this far northern end of Thailand.
Most visitors only spend a day or two in Chiang Rai, quickly rushing around to see the White Temple, the Black House, and the Clocktower. They then head off back to Chiang Mai and don’t realise how much was missed!
Stay a little longer and you will quickly learn that Chiang Rai is actually filled with stunning waterfalls, scenic mountain viewpoints, authentic minority villages and a unique Lanna food scene.
In fact the culture up here is like nowhere else I have experienced in Thailand!
I spent over 6 months living in Chiang Rai exploring every aspect of the province.
In this time showered in the jungle under a 70 metre tall waterfall, watched the sun rise over the Laotian countryside, and relaxed in my fair share of hot springs. I met real ethnic villagers, rode crazy motorbike trails, and became friends with local artists.
Now I want to share all of this with you. All I ask is that you share this article too!