Thailand's northernmost city, Chiang Rai, is a mountainous region near the Laos and
Myanmar borders. Along the Mekong river, there are numerous historic temples and
indigenous settlements. As a tourist, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the rich cultural
and historical heritage of the country. There was formerly a thriving opium trade in Chiang
Rai, located in the Golden Triangle region. The Black and White temples, in particular, have
become world-famous, thanks to the city's recent renaissance. The actual splendor of this area
can be appreciated by taking a cruise along the Mekong River in a boat. The city's unique
Thai cuisine, both delicious and reasonably priced, is another reason to visit.
Furthermore, it's a great place to go jungle-trekking and interact with the local hill tribes.
Chiang Rai is a must-visit if you're a history buff, appreciate stunning architecture, and want
a laid-back vacation. Its notable landmarks are the Wat Rong Khun Clock Tower in Chiang
Rai, the Baan Dam Museum, and Doi Chang.