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6 Awesome Things to Do in Chiang Rai - For an Amazing Holiday!

Chiang Rai, located in Thailand, is an artistic town offering plenty of things to do. Here is a list of things you ought to do when in Chiang Rai.


Visiting the White Temple

Thailand is home to numerous magnificent temples. That White Temple is one of the brilliant temples, one needs to visit. The Temple has also got another name and it is called the Wat Song Khun by the locals. This iconic temple has brilliant white marbled walls offering a breath-taking view. The craftsmanship is absolutely unique, that is why the White Temple is first on the list.


The Black House

The Black House is also called the Black Temple sometimes. The house has an epic collection of wooden houses that were undertaken by Thai artists. If you are a lover of architecture, this place is a must visit. The constructions undertaken here are absolutely marvellous. You will be taking pictures that are all worthy of Instagram. Besides, if you are looking for Chiang Saen hotels for accommodation, then you can start checking out properties the likes of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort for a good experience.


Mischievous Monkeys at Monkey temple

The Money temple is called the Wat Tham Pal or the Fishtail cave. The temple is said to be protected by the seven-headed serpents that protect its stairway. The stairway is overruled by monkeys. Beware, the monkeys are very mischievous and eye the items your carrying. If they see something they like, they might be on their way towards you to grab it. The monkey cave is located a few minutes ride from Chiang Rai. You can hire a scooter or even a car if you are travelling with a few people.


Night Markets

Open air styled markets are a popular form of shopping in Asia. This is true when it comes to Chiang Rai. When in town, you need to make time for the night markers. Here, you'll taste some exquisite local foods and you can also talk to the local and get an understanding of their lifestyle, which is always interesting. The markets are usually dotted with a variety of stalls selling a wide array of items.


Temple hopping

Thailand is known for island hopping, where you hire a boat or a jet ski and hop from one island to another. Another popular activity you can try in Chiang Rai is temple hopping, it is as thrilling as island hopping so don't miss out on it. The ancient city houses some brilliantly designed temples. Jot some of the temples you want to visit and start early on the day to marvel at the brilliance of ancient architecture.


Enjoy the light Shows

How about some city life? Well, when in the city, one must make some time for the light display at the clock tower, especially if you are travelling with kids as they are bound to enjoy this. Once it gets illuminated in lights after dusk, it's a sight you will never forget. The light show starts at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.