Chiang Rai province
Chiang Rai is located at the northern tip of Thailand, bordering Myanmar on the north and Laos on the east. The quieter neighbor of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a land of outstanding natural beauty, where visitors looking to avoid the hordes can visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife, and check out the golden triangle, the former center of the world’s opium trade.
Wat Rong Khun, better known as “the White Temple” is one of the most outstanding temples in Thailand. The temple attracts a large number of visitors, both Thai and foreign, making it one of Chiang Rai’s most visited attractions.
The highlight of Wat Phra That Chedi Luang is an ancient bell-shaped Lanna style stupa, surrounded by smaller ancient chedis and a historic ordination hall. With 88 meters in height, Phra That Chedi Luang is the tallest religious structure in Chiang Rai.
Located 9 km to the north of Chiang Saen District is this world-famous place where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. In the past this place was the world’s major opium growing area.
Doi Tung Royal Villa was built during the time Doi Tung Development Project was established, under the royal remark of the late HRH Princess Srinakarindra with her own fund. The construction started on December 26, 1987 and the late Princess Mother first took up residence at the Doi Tung Royal Villa on November 23, 1988.
The Mae Fah Luang Garden is the most beautiful landscaped garden in Thailand filled with hundreds of different kinds of plants and flowers. The garden is located in front of the Doi Tung Royal Villa. A garden of mostly temperate flowers was built over 10 acres of land in accordance with the Princess Mother's wishes to give Thai people who have never travelled overseas an opportunity to enjoy a temperate flower garden. In the middle of this garden stands "Continuity", a magnificent sculpture created by the late artist Misiem Yip-In-Soi.
Located on the top of Doi Tung Mountain, less than 10 km. from Doi Tung Royal Villa, Wat Phra That Doi Tung probably has the most spectacular view of all temples in northern Thailand.