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Boomerang a New Adventure Park in Chiang Rai

Boomerang a New Adventure Park in Chiang Rai

  Boomerang Park is just 3 Km northwest from Chiang Rai town. Features outdoor rock climbing, 2 dozen routes, all skill levels. Top quality equipment at site. Bt.500/half day or Bt.900 full day includes all activities including zip lines, traverse climbing, slack lines, bouldering and caving. Friday evenings are sing-alongs around a campfire. Saturday evenings […]

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple ) Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple ) Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is an unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Designed in 1997 by noted Thai painter-turned-architect Chalermchai Kositpipat, this magnificent temple is a bizarre blend of traditional Thai architecture and the surreal. The main building is painted white to symbolise Buddha’s purity, and is […]

Wat Phra That Doi Tung – Chiang Rai

Wat Phra That Doi Tung – Chiang Rai

Doi Chom Thong has undoubtedly been a sacred site for a very long time. The site was surely revered as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area. As in many Thai wats, Spirit Houses coexist happily with the newer Buddhist shrines. Elephants are part of the lore of Doi Chom Thong. […]

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong – Chiang Rai

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong – Chiang Rai

The Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong is a temple built in the mountain city of Doi Chom Thong. In 1260, King Mengrai is said to have visited, viewed the surrounding area, and pronounced it suitable for the establishment of a city. According to the Yonok Chronicle, the temple’s chedi was originally built in the […]

Wat Phra That Chom Kitti – Chiang Rai

Wat Phra That Chom Kitti – Chiang Rai

Wat Phra That Chom Kitti sits on the top of hill alongside Wat Chom Chaeng, which is of more recent vintage. The most notable structure of Wat Phra That Chom Kitti is its crooked chedi, which contains a fragment of the Buddha relic that was split into three and divided amongst this site, Wat Phra […]

Wat Phra That Chedi Luang – Chiang Rai

Wat Phra That Chedi Luang – Chiang Rai

  Wat Chedi Luang, next to the National Museum, was once Chiang Saen’s main temple. There’s no exact date for the temple’s founding, but most agree it must have been between the twelfth and fourteenth century. The large chedi (pagoda) which gives the temple its name is 18 meters (60 feet) tall. The octagonal shape […]

Wat Phra Sing – Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Sing – Chiang Rai

One of Chiang Rai’s oldest temples, the Wat Phra Singh was built in 1385, a little over a century after the city of Chiang Rai was founded by King Mengrai in 1262. The main structures of the Lanna style temple are the ubosot, the viharn, a chapel containing a footprint of the Buddha and the […]

Exploring Chiang Rai – Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple.

The ‘white temple‘, as it’s also known, is … well, very white and incredibly ornate. The white plaster everywhere symbolises Buddha’s purity, while the pieces of white glass stuck all over it represent Buddha’s wisdom. (Even the apparently very pure koi carp in the surrounding pool are white.) The temple is a work in progress […]

Exploring Chiang Rai – Chiang Sean and the Mekong River

The Mekong River is the world’s tenth largest river and Asia’s seventh biggest river which stretches from the Tibetan Plateau through China’s Yunnan province before passing through Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.The Mekong River has an estimated length of 4,909 km’s, draining an area of 795,000 square km’s. The mighty Mekong River rises in […]

Wat Pa Sak – Chiang Saen

Wat Pa Sak – Chiang Saen

  Located outside the city walls, approximately one kilometer to the west of Chiang Saen in Tambon Wiang is Wat Pa Sak, which used to be the resedence of the patriarch. When King Saen Phu built the temple in 1295, three hundred teak trees were planted hence the name Pa Sak (Teak Forest). With ornamental […]

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