Chiang Rai has a charm, which has disappeared from many of Thailands cities, such as Chiang Mai and most certainly, Bangkok.

Explore by bycicle

One of the best ways to explore as an independent traveler is by bicycle, which can be rented for around 8 bath a day. The city is small enough to meander around, and there are very few hills so cycling is an easy and pleasant way to see the city.

Hiking in Chiang Rai

One of the great attractions of this part of Thailand is the cooler temperature. Chiang Rai is one of the best spots to do hiking in Thailand; it has a reputation as a superb alternative hiking base to Chiang Mai. Visiting hill tribes and hiking are great things to do here; the further into the mountains you go, the more the hill tribes will still be living traditional lives.

Bamboo Rafts

River trips are amazing too, the real dense and untouched jungle is something you don't see many other places. To get a glimpse of any wildlife you really need to be floating silently along on a bamboo raft as to not scares most jungle residents away.

Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, the former capital of the great Lanna Kingdom, is a fascinating province filled with cultural and natural wonders, including the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together; an area that was once the hub of opium production, a trade that had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. Chiang Rai had stayed off the tourist radar for many years.

We encourage our Thai Massage students to extend their stay in the Chiang Rai area to experience all the area has to offer, immersed in culture and tradition.