Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand, sharing borders with the provinces of Phayao, Lampang and Chiang Mai, and the countries of Laos to the east and Myanmar to the north. Chiang Rai is a beautiful province with scenic mountains and hills such as Doi Tung as well as flat river plains.
Throughout the province there are magnificent Buddhist temples and buildings including the famed White Temple and the Blue Temple and Wat Ming Meaung in the capital city, Chiang Rai.
Visitors in Chiang Rai also like to visit the Golden Triangle area, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar join at the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers. Explore the live webcams from Chiang Rai to view the most splendid sites in this region of Thailand.
Population: approximately 1,3 million residents
Capital: Chiang Rai
Other places: Chiang Khong, Chiang Saen
Popular attractions: Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple), Wat Phra Kaew Buddhist temple, Doi Tung mountain and Royal Villa, Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong Buddhist temple, Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Phu Chi Fa national forest park
Major Airports: Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)