chiang rai

Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time

Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time

If Thais are chili aficionados in the south, gourmands in the center, and food daredevils in the northeast, then those in the north, an area ruled for centuries by warring empires, are culinary mixologists. One of the area’s signature dishes — a heady mix of meat, noodles and aromatic herbs, topped with cilantro, bean sprouts […]

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 Trekking and Guiding Service

Chiang Rai Trekking and Guiding Service

  The many different Hill Tribe Villages in the mountains surrounding Chiang Rai are justly world famous and it is possible to visit them – I am well known in many of villages. I can also arrange for overnight stays in some of the villages and retain the specialized services of Lahu and Akha guides […]

Chiangrai Bicycle & Mountain Bike Tours

Chiangrai Bicycle & Mountain Bike Tours

  Chiang Rai, like Chiangmai has a very ancient history. It was once a fortified city complete with walls and moats. When the city fathers decided to modernize, however, part of the walls were buried under asphalt. A section of Paholyothin Highway passing in front of the Golden Triangle Inn and King Meng Rai’s monument, […]

Chiang Rai’s Ice Cream Delight

Chiang Rai’s Ice Cream Delight

Ten years ago, office worker Soraya Printrakul spent her free time making ice cream for her kids and her friends. Seven years ago, she decided to turn her hobby into a career, resigning from her job and opening a cafe she named Happy Plus offering aromatic coffee, smoothies and lots of home-made ice creams. Located […]

Learn Thai Cooking Techniques – Suwannee’s Kitchen

Learn Thai Cooking Techniques – Suwannee’s Kitchen

  Thai cooking is very simple. Its flavour come mainly from the skilful manipulation of certain essential ingredients such as Thai basil, chillies, coriander, ginger, coconut cream, garlic, onions, shallots, lemon grass, fish sauce and soy sauce. In most dishes, very little oil is used and the ingredients are lightly cooked to retain their crunchiness […]

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 […]

Learning to Cook in Chiangrai

Learning to Cook in Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Suwannee Thai Cooking Class offers its customers the opportunity to learn how to cook real Thai food in a traditional Thai setting, with skilled and friendly teachers who can impart the secrets of Thai cooking to you in a fun atmosphere. Your cooking experience with Suwannee is assured to be educational, […]

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