Articles of Interest

Articles of Interest on or about Chiangrai

The Magic of the Mekong River Chiang Rai

The Magic of the Mekong River Chiang Rai

  CHIANGRAI – Adrian Bridge takes a Mekong cruise through Laos, where, despite the encroachment of the modern world, the ‘Mother of Water’ remains the region’s spiritual lifeblood. My first impression of the Mekong was disappointing. Night had fallen and as we sped north from Chiang Rai to the evocatively named “Golden Triangle” (the meeting […]

Artists’ Homes on a Guided Tour for Visitors

Artists’ Homes on a Guided Tour for Visitors

Chiang Rai’s grand old temples and fascinating ruins have some fresh company in the tourism trade. Artists’ Open Houses might not have the grandeur of history on their side, but they’re a whole lot livelier. The northern province’s Cultural Bureau and Mae Fah Luang University are steering visitors to the studios of many area artists […]

Doi Tung Redefines Tourism in Chiang Rai

Doi Tung Redefines Tourism in Chiang Rai

Doi Tung is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Chiang Rai Province Chiangrai Times – A few years after returning to Thailand, Thailand late Princess Mother Srinagarindra, the Mother of the current Thai King Bumibol Adulyadej, launched a project which became her largest commitment in the last years of her life. Looking at […]

Walk on the Dark Side – Hall of Opium Chiangrai

Walk on the Dark Side – Hall of Opium Chiangrai

Worshiped for the sense of euphoria it brings and loathed for the depression that follows as its effects wear off, opium is one of the most addictive drugs known to man. Visitors to the Hall of Opium in Chiang Rai will learn about the drug’s medicinal benefits, its social implications, the wars it has caused […]

Discover Chiang Rai Thailand on Your Bike

Discover Chiang Rai Thailand on Your Bike

The annual cycling trips through Thailand, Laos and southern China are not advertised, but have become popular through a loose network of cycling enthusiasts. Seven hours and 90 kilometres into Laos, and cyclists are nearing the top of the day’s third steep climb. The bicycles are crawling, but the riders are smiling as they finish […]

Boon Rawd Brewery Farm Chiangrai

Boon Rawd Brewery Farm Chiangrai

  Boon rawd Brewery and Singha Corporation own the Rai Boon rawd Farm, which has extensive plantations of barley and tea. Recently it started to promote the farm as a tourist attraction for study tours and mountain bike trips. But most of Chiang Rai’s tourism enterprises are back pedaling until the bridge and highways open. […]

Chiang Rai’s Oub Kham Museum

Chiang Rai’s Oub Kham Museum

  Chiang Rai’s Oub Kham Museum exhibits thousands of rare Lanna items, as well as the artefacts of the Tai people from neighbouring countries Starting as a passionate collector of items of Lanna art and culture 20 years ago, a retired teacher Julasak Suriyachai opened his house as a private museum to exhibit thousands of […]

Tour the Mekong River from Chiang Rai

Tour the Mekong River from Chiang Rai

Our journey begins in Thailand, where we board a small long tail boat in Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong district, cross the Mekong River to Huay Xai on the side of the border of Laos. The weather gods are not on our side and the small craft is hit by rain, wind and current in the […]