Far East Adventure Travel “Live”-Best of Chiang Rai, Thailand

By John Saboe | Thailand

Aug 26

Chiang Rai, Thailand is one of the those places you end up staying longer than planned. Even though it’s the largest city in the most northern part of the country there is a wonderful “chill vibe”, evident in the slow place, the numerous cafes, wonderful Buddhist temples, including the original home of the Emerald Buddha.

It’s so easy to settle in to the slow place over coffees, beers, and lazy walks to the day market, the “Gold Clock Tower”, and the walking streets that take place on Saturday and Sunday.

There’s lots of tasty local dishes to try, you may even sample your first cricket like I did at one of the “walking street” markets.

If you get the urge to venture a little ways out of town you can visit Chiang Rai’s two top attractions, The “White Temple” and “Black Temple”, more art exhibits and artistic interpretations of Buddhism, then true temples, they are usually swarmed by tourist buses loaded with travellers and their selfie sticks. Go early in the day and you’ll have more room to wander and enjoy the settings, especially at the “Black Temple”.

I definitely plan to spend more time in Chiang Rai on my next visit, and like my last stay, I’ll probably end up extending it by a few more days.

Check out the latest Far East Adventure Travel “Live” and highlights of my recent trip to Chiang Rai, Thailand.


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I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.