Let's all head north together to go hug some fog and mountains! Chiang Rai is the northern most province in Thailand and is filled with beautiful places to see. The area is rich with culture and amazing historic traditions still practiced today. So let's take our heart, body and soul to visit 10 places on top of the world in Chiang Rai.




Doi Tung

  Let's start off with Doi Tung, located in Mae Fah Luang. This area has many must see locations, such as The Hall of Inspiration, Doi Tung Royal Villa, Mae Fah Luang Garden, and Doi Chang Mub Arboretum. Doi Tung is a great area for people who love to walk around to see things like winter flowers. It's also the home of Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani. Don't forget to conquer your fear of heights on the Doi Tung Tree Top Walk. This walkway from treetop to treetop is extremely scary, but a really refreshing breath of cool air.




 Phu Chi Fa

Those who don't visit our next Chiang Rai landmark have never truly experienced the heart of the area. Phu Chi Fa is famous for its sea of fog, but also for being host to one of the most beautiful sunrises in Thailand. And it happens daily! One of the best places in Phu Chi Fa is the Valley on the Mountain. From here, you can see the fog surrounding you, giving you beautiful mountaintop views and a sunrise peeking out from below every morning. Those who visit Chiang Rai should not miss checking in at Phu Chi Fa.






Phu Chi Dow

Let's continue onwards to Phu Chi Dow, the hip new spot in Chiang Rai, where you can get 360 degree views from the top of fog hugged mountains. For those interested in visiting Phu Chi Dow, getting here is fairly challenging, but we guarantee that the views are worth it.




Doi Mae Salong

Heading back to Doi, let's check out Doi Mae Salong, a mountaintop village famous for its tea. You can visit the tea plantation, with tea fields as far as the eye can see. Be sure to try the famous Yunnan Pork Leg with Steam Buns to warm you up in the cool weather. Take some time to observe the unique cultural blend of the local mountainfolk and Chinese Yunnan people. Lastly, be sure to pay your respects at the Srinagarindra Stit Mahasantikhiri Pagoda. This pagoda is located at the top of Doi Mae Salong along with incredible views.

   


Chuifong Tea Plantation

Let's take a break and grab a cuppa at the Chuifong Tea Plantation. This famous tea plantation is ideal for taking pictures of tea fields, eating and drinking local delicacies, and shopping for specialty products made at Chuifong. It's a one stop shop for tourism! Grab a chair and relax for as long as you need. You deserve it.





Singha Park

Aside from the Tea Plantation, many tourists who visit Chiang Rai like to go to Boon Rawd Farm, also known as Signha Park. This area is surrounded by tea plantations, flower fields, and other unique and beautiful farms. It's also chock full of activities for its visitors, including Zip line Adventure, Bicycle Paths, and great restaurants to chow down at while taking in the sights.






Wat Rong Khun

Let's continue on with the most famous temple in Chiang Rai, Wat Rong Khun. This temple is decorated with intricate patterns and beautiful paintings depicting Buddhist heaven and hell. The painting was created by the famous Chalermchai Kositpipat, who is well known for blending ancient and modern Lan Na art styles in his work.

  




Wat Huayplakang

Besides Wat Rong Khun, the other famous temple in Chiang Rai is Wat Huayplakang. This temple is known for the large pagoda called Pob Choke, a 9-story pagoda featuring a mix between Chinese and traditional Lan Na artwork. This temple also has the largest Guanyin statue in Thailand, and it is believed that those who wish to be blessed with health, work and money will have their blessings bestowed upon them



Wat Rong Suea Ten

Let's go to another temple, one just as beautiful as the others we have already seen. Once you arrive at Wat Rong Suea Ten, also known as the Blue Temple, you will see two stunning and colorful Naga statues guarding the front doors of the temple. This temple is also known for its very unique art, all donning that iconic royal blue palette. The Blue Temple was designed by one of Chalermchai Kositpipat's students, Salanok.


Doi Pha Tang

Our last stop on this journey is Doi Pha Tang, located in the Luang Prabang mountain range in Chiang Rai. This mountain range is located right on the Thai and Laos border, covered in a sea of fog with the beautiful sunrise peaking through if you're lucky enough to get to see it. To help you accomplish this, feel free to camp out on the mountaintop and wake up atop the sea of fog. The best time to visit Doi Pha Tang is between January and February, which will also allow you to see the wild Himalayan cherry blossoms. We guarantee you will fall in love with this area for sure.




And that's all we have for 10 places to open up your heart body and soul in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Chiang Rai is the northernmost province in Thailand, filled with loads of places for you to visit. For those who enjoy the idea of relaxing on the mountain, be sure to like, share and subscribe to give us more reason to find these amazing locations for you.

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