Around Outside the City of Chiangrai
AMPHOE MAE CHAN
Laan Tong Mekong Basin Cultural Park
Located at 99 Moo 13, KM 12, Taton- Partung Rd., Tambol Partung Amphoe Maechan
See the beauty of nature surrounding with forest and plenty of beautiful
flowers. Amazing with the largest gong in the world, watching the 6 grand
nations performance. Historical with ethnic group of Mekong Basin, refreshing
with our waterfall. Fulfill your desire with delicious foods at Laan Tong Mekong
Basin Cultural Park.
Open Daily :08.00 A.M. - 06.00 P.M. Show : Morning 11.00 A.M. Afternoon 02.00
Hilltribe Development & Welfare Centre
15 kilometres along the route to Doi Mae Salong, the centre aids and administers
local hilltribe settlements. Hilltribe handicrafts, including woven cloth and
silverware, are on sale.
AMPHOE MAE FAH LUANG
Doi Mae Salong
Located some 40 kilometres from Mae Chan, along Route 1089, a mountaintop
settlement known as Santi Khiri is home to descendants of Chinese Nationalist
soldiers who fled to, and settled in Thailand, in 1940. Mountainside plantations
of coffee, and fruit orchards, provide scenic variety. The area is particularly
picturesque in December and January when Thai cherry trees are in blossom.
Accommodation, restuarants and opportunities for horse - riding and trekking
number among major attractions
This northernmost Thai mountain contains sveral scenic spots, including the Doi
Tung Royal Villa, the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden, the mountaintop Wat
Phrathat Doi Tung which affords a spectacular view of the surrounding area, and
contains Buddha relics,and various hilltribe villages in natural settings.
Pamee Akha Village
This picturesque village is one of the most accessible Akha settlements in
Chiang Rai province,and is located on the way to the summit of Doi Tung.
AMPHOE MAE SAI
This border town faces Myanmar across the Mae Sai River, and is located 61
kilometres north of Chiang Rai on Highway No. 110. Numerous shopping
opportunities exist for popular Thai, Burmese and Chinese goods.
Khun Nam-Nang Non (Lagoon of the Sleeping Lady)
Located 12 kilometres before reaching Mae Sai Community Centre along a
2-kilometre spur road, natural rock formations resemble a reclining female to
give the treeshaded area its name.
Tham Pum-Tham Pla (Reed & Fish Caverns)
Located 1 kilometre north of the Sleeping Lady Lagoon, and 1.8 kilometres from
Highway No. 110, these caves are known for their spectacular interiors.
Located within a few hundred metres from the Reed & Fish Caverns, this cave
is regarded as being especially beautiful thanks to its multi-culoured rocks.
Tham Pha Chom
Located 2.5 kilometres west of Mae Sai, this cave is noted for its beautiful
stalactites, and as a place of meditation.
AMPHOE CHIANG SAEN
This riverside town facing the Mekong River is 30 kilometres from Mae Chan via
Highway No. 1016, predates Chiang Rai and is famous for a special style of
Chiang Saen National Museum
This petite museum exhibits local objets díart, including Chiang Saen-style
Buddha images and Lanna Thai artifacts. The museum is open on Wednesdays -
Sundays from 9.00 AM until 4.00 PM, except national holidays.
Wat Phra That Chedi Luang
This ancient 88-metre high brick pagoda, next to the museum, is the tallest
religious monument in Chaing Rai.
Wat Pa Sak
Located outside the city walls, some 200 metres from the Tourist Service Centre,
this deserted temple, with ornamental stucco motifs, is regarded as being one of
the most beautiful examples of Lanna architecture in northern Thailand.
Wat Phra That Chom Kitti
This hilltop temple has a pagoda containing a Buddha relic.
Wat Phra That Pha-Ngao
Located 4 kilometres along the Chaing Saen-Chaing Khong road, this temples
hilltop pagoda offers a spectacular view of the Mekong River and Laos.
Chiang Saen Lake
South of Chaing Saen, along Highway No. 1016 (a 2-kilometre trip from the Km. 27
marker), this one square kilometer lake hosts migratory waterfowl during the
winter months. Birds are seen at their best and most plentiful from November
through February. Accommodation and watersports facilities are available.
The Golden Triangle
8 kilometers north of Chaing Saen, this riverside area marks the spot where the
borders of Thailand, Myammar and Laos converge.
Wat Phra That Doi Pu Khao
This riverside temple near the Sop Ruak Market, offers a spectacular view of the
Golden Triangleís riverine and mountain areas.
Mekong River Trips
Boats can be hired from Chaing Saen to travel upstream to the Golden Triangle,
and downstream to Chiang Khong. The trip to the Golden Triangle takes some 30
minutes, the trip to Chiang Khong about 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on river
currents and water levels.
AMPHOE CHIANG KHONG
located 53 kilometres east of Chiang Saen, (and 114 kilometres northeast of
Chaing Rai provincial capital), this settlement faces Laos across the Mekong
River. Local tour operators can arrange fortourists to visit Laos.
Baan Haad Klai
Marks the Chiang Khong area where the freshwater plabuek catfish, which can
attain lengths of 2.5 metres and weights of 300 kilogrammes, are caught between
April 18 and early June each year.
Baan Haad Bai
25 kilometres along the Chaing Saen-Chaing Khong raod, this Thai Lue community
is best known for its hand woven cotton.
AMPHOE WIANG KAEN
Doi Pa Tang
Some 32 kilometres from Amphoe Wiang Kaen (127 kilometres from Chiang Rai
provincial capital), this scenic mountain location hosts Chinese, Hmong and Yao
ethnic minorities, During January and February, the area is rendered even more
picturesque thanks to cheery blossom and mountain mists.
Phu Chee Fah
This mountain, 25 kilometres south of Doi Pa Tang, provides scenic views of
Laos, and during February is dotted with white wild flowers known as Dok Sieo.
Doi Luang National Park
This forested park, some 65 kilometers south of the provincial capital, covers
an area of 1,170 square kilometers, and extends into areas of Chiang Mai,
Lampang and Phayao provinces. A major attraction is the Phu Kaeng Waterfall.
Amphoe Mae Cham.