Chiang Rai

Further to the North East lies the province of Chiang Rai. Founded in 13rd century, Thailand’s most northern city, Chiang Rai is worth the journey to such a destination with special architecture and history in a mix of Thai and Burmese styles. Here is where you see a variety of impressive attractions include the notorious Golden Triangle where the 3 countries of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet at the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers;   the Northernmost point of Thailand in Mae Sai, where you can cross into Burma for a tour of the town of Tachilek, and shop for some excellent bargains in the market there; add on an afternoon boat ride on the Mekong River and you can also visit Laos – visit all three countries in one day! ; The Opium Hall, a stunning and sobering interactive museum experience at the Golden Triangle, developed by the late Princess Mother, portraying the history of Opium + the drug trade in the region . You will visit Doi Tung, the home of the late Princess Mother, with her Swiss style chalet and beautiful floral gardens and just South of Chiang Rai city, visit the most spectacular of Thai Temples, WatRongKhun, or the White Temple, an ongoing work in progress, which simply has to be seen to be believed.