Chiang Mai Vs. Chiang Rai

Northern Thailand Cities: Chiang Mai Vs. Chiang Rai Written By Kelly Iverson Chiang Rai is Chiang Mai’s weak competitor in terms of tourism. The lure of Chiang Mai’s laid-back vibe and hipster aura draws in travelers from all over Thailand. Because of this, Chiang Rai oftentimes gets lost in the shuffle. There is something about Chiang Rai, however, that continues to peak the curiosity of…

The Best Islands in Thailand (25 Thai Islands)

There are a total of 1,430 islands in Thailand, but most travelers have only heard of 5 or 6. We guarantee a few of these will get on your bucket list! What’s In This Guide? What Are the Best Islands in Thailand? There are a total of 1,430 islands in Thailand. That’s a lot of islands to explore! After five years of living in Thailand…

3 Must Visit Waterfalls Near Chiang Rai

by Olly Gaspar For many backpackers and travelers in Northern Thailand, a stop in Chiang Rai is often a brief one, either just a stop-over through to Chiang Mai or to see the famous White Temple. My goal is to convince you to skip the typical 1-day city hop and really explore this epic northern gem. A great start is checking out these 3 epic…

Standing On Top Of The World In Chiang Rai

As you know Chiangrai is the most northern province  in Thailand.  It shares a border with two countries, the Lao PDR and Myanmar. Self driving is ideal for travel in this city because it has beautiful scenery and gracious people. Today we will talk about a most beautiful and attractive place . Not many foreign tourists visit this place because it’s quite long a distance…

A Winter Hike at “Doi Chiang Dao”

top of Doi Luang Chiang Dao (elevation: 2,225 m.). From here, you can see Doi Sam Phi Nong or Three Brothers ,Photo by Zolashine Doi Chiang Dao (ดอยเชียงดาว), also referred to as Doi Luang Chiang Dao (ดอยหลวงเชียงดาว), is the third highest peak, a 2,175 m high mountain in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Although Doi Inthanon is far more popular for being the highest point in the country, Doi…

61 Things to know about Chiang Rai

If you have lived in Chiang Rai long enough, you probably already know lots about the province, but here are some random facts about Chiang Rai that you might not have known. Ok, not all items are facts. I add some of the most famous phrases local people say about something in Chiang Rai, mostly in a funny way. As for the “saying” items, some…

Guide For Travelling Overland From Chiang Rai To Kunming, China

Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong ,Credit : chiangkhong.in.th It is possible to travel between the Chiang Rai and Kunming using Road 3Asia or R3A. This route is part of the GMS North-South Economic Corridor linking this region. You can break the trip into as many sections as you like, depending on the time you have available. Starting from Chiang Rai, the distance to…

What Makes Thailand A Great Place To Retire.

Thailand is on many lists as a good place to retire due to the following: Warm weather: are you tired of shoveling snow 3–5 months of the year? This is a place where local people actually go on tours to see frozen dew during the coldest months and only at 1 or 2 spots in the country at the highest elevations. In short: In the…

6 Reasons Why Westerners Retire in Thailand

Retirement can be financially difficult for many Westerners. Their median retirement account balance is below a level that will sustain a retiree until death. With Social Security benefits on the decline, this provides many people with a retirement problem. If retirees are looking to maximize their retirement, it’s a good strategy to retire to Southeast Asia, in one of many countries that offer a tropical…

Chiang Rai: 5 Reasons to Love This Thai Town

Chiang Rai is the real Thailand. Authentic and quaint, this small town in the north of the country is known for the glorious Wat Rong Khun, a looming white temple complex covered in unconventional decor (think skulls, monsters and more). Though many tourists only pop over to Chiang Rai for a day trip to see the famous Buddhist structure, spending a few nights, a few…

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