Visit Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai
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Chiang Rai is a city in the Northern region of Thailand. It is known for its lush green hills and majestic rivers, making it a popular tourist destination. The Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) is one of the most iconic attractions in Chiang Rai - a modern Buddhist temple with intricate designs that reflect traditional Thai artistry. In addition to its sightseeing opportunities, Chiang Rai also has an interesting history. The city was founded by King Mengrai in 1262 as part of his efforts to establish the Lanna Kingdom - one of the longest-lasting and most prosperous kingdoms in Southeast Asian history. Other tourist attractions include Doi Tung Royal Villa, which was home to Princess Srinagarindra; Wat Phra Kaew Temple; and Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, where visitors can find local delicacies from street food vendors.