Have an enjoyable adventure by exploring the old city of Chiang Rai where you will visit the White Temple and the Golden Triangle territory that borders Myanmar, Thailand and Laos!
Take a trip back in time by going on an excursion through the old city of Chiang Rai, which was founded in 1262 by King Mengrai. The exploration of Chiang Rai begins with a visit to the magnificent White Temple that seems to radiate under the bright sky. The original temple was in near ruins until a local artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat decided to renovate the temple by funding it with his own money. The White Temple, also known as the Wat Rong Khun is a famous landmark that has been attracting a big number of tourist daily, where it is almost like a symbol of the Chiang Rai tourism. Due to its unique feature of a contemporary design and the use of white colour, the White Temple is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. The temple is said to be in its gloriest state once the Sun is out as the light hit every detail of the building, revealing a glistening perfection that will leave you in awe!
Your next stop would be to the Golden Triangle territory. The Golden Triangle territory was once an opium production hub where drug trading was a common activity that took place here. But those were the days; the area is now a peaceful point that overlooks two rivers and three countries. You will make you way up the meeting point between the borders of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos and you will have a chance to gaze at the merging of the Ruak River with the huge Mekong river. The area is now filled with multiple ancient temples, hill tribe villages and markets. Make sure to capture your moments by taking plenty of pictures for you to share with your friends and family through your social media!
Your journey continues where you will take a stroll to the local market town of Mae Sai, where you will have an opportunity to experience the hustle-and-bustle of the local towns and observe the culture and customs of the people living in the quaint town. The town is at the northernmost point in Thailand, which is situated at the opposite of the Burmese town called Tachilek that is across the Sai river. The Thailand- Burmese border market is a large market that has numerous cafes and hotels that are attached to it. The market is so big that you can find almost anything here, from the local fresh produce to the local handmade product that will make a good souvenir back home. After a long and exhausting day, you will leave the quaint town with memories that will last a lifetime and head back to Chiang Mai.