Chiang Rai is a city in the mountainous northern Thailand, about 200 km from its sister city, Chiang Mai.
One of the must visit attractions is the beautiful fairy tale Wat Rong Khun. Also known as the White Temple, this is an outstanding building of great beauty. There is also the blue temple, Rong Sear Tean temple which is worth a visit
Further out is the Longneck Karen Village where women of Burmese descent still wear their traditional neck rings to achieve the ideal long necked beauty. Another popular day trip is to the Golden Triangle and Sop Ruak. This is where Laos, Thailand and Myanmar borders meet, and all three countries can be seen from one spot, with the Mekong River flowing through the area.