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List of Attractions in Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle – Cultural Discoveries

Packed with an array of attractions that range from temples to shopping hotspots, Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle offer plenty for visitors to enjoy. Below are some of the biggest highlights.


The Chiang Rai City Centre

One cannot do justice to a Chiang Rai holiday without visiting the city centre; the heart of this city. Experience what Chiang Rai is all about by relishing in the delicious street food, visiting the vibrant Night Bazaar and mingling with the locals. There is colour and life everywhere you go here. Authentic, down to earth and simple, Chiang Rai in its most undiluted form is something that will be etched in your memory long after you leave the city.


Wat Rong Khun

The word magnificent is an understatement to the majestic White Temple. This glorious work of art is a masterpiece in both design and structure. It is arguably one of Chiang Rai's biggest attractions. Like an angel of a building, the White Temple boasts a strong aura of spiritual serenity. Every detail in this temple is both precise and intricate and the story of this renowned place of worship is truly fascinating. If you want to visit a temple that is one of a kind, the White Temple is the best attraction out there.


Khantoke Dinner

Thai food needs no introduction for it is famous around the world. To savour the epitome of deliciousness in this cuisine, don't miss out on the Khantoke Dinner. Hailing from the North of Thailand this feast showcases all of the Lanna food favourites. The whole experience is what you should enjoy here for that is what the Khantoke Dinner is all about. You will find here a couple of local favourites such as the Nam Prik Ong and Nam Prik Noom dip which is usually served with deep fried Kap Moo. There is also plenty of rice and some scrumptious leaf wrapped bites as well. You could try a better variety in traditional dinners at a Lanna hotel.


The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle beats the heart of Chiang Rai for this is where some of the best historic attractions in the region can be found. As the name has it, the Golden Triangle is a triangular area where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. A mosaic of attractions can be found here that range from breathtaking scenery to an array of temples and monuments. For those looking for a place to stay here, one available option is Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. If you want a holistic dose of all the wonders of this region, the Golden Triangle offers you the best in a nutshell.


Phu Chi Fa

Chiang Rai boasts some of the most breathtaking sceneries and Phu Chi Fa is proof of its unparalleled beauty. Phu Chi Fa means the 'sea of mists' and it literally is just that. A heavenly feeling surrounds you when you witness the beauty that this attraction has to offer. However, it is only best viewed in the wee hours of dawn.