Tourists in Chiang Rai can visit the popular temples like Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Klong Wiang, Wat Rong Khun, Wat Phra Sing and Wat Phra among others.
Museums in Chiang Rai include the Cultural Hall Museum, Oub Kham Museum and the Hill-tribe Museum besides the Education Centre that works for the welfare of the hill-tribes.
The Chiang Rai beach and the Namtok Khun Forest Park can be good picnic spots. The spas and fitness centres that offer authentic therapeutic massages besides skin treatments and aroma therapies are other attractions.
Those interested in fishing can visit the Kieng Doi Fishing Park among other parks. Golf lovers too have golf courses well spread across Chiang Rai. These courses include Santiburi, Waterford Valley, Army Course and the Old Airport course.
Destinations like Doi Tung and the Golden triangle are easily accessible from Chiang Rai and can be visited for day trips.
The most popular cuisine of Chiang Rai is Thai cuisine and the specialities include sticky rice, somtam, khaeng khanoon, khaeng yuak, pork curries, different kinds of sausages and, the Yunnanese and Burmese rice noodles.
The Night Bazaar is the most popular shopping centre in Chiang Rai. Ready-made silk garments, handicrafts, souvenirs like old coins, traditional needlework pieces and quilted bed spreads, etc. can be bought from this market.
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