King Meng Rai is national festival of Chiang Rai. This is celebrated all over the city. Festival, consisting of spectacular parades, cultural performances and competition. It is held to celebrate the establishment of Chiang Rai and the Lanna Kingdom.
During this festival there is a great deal of food stalls and shops. Main items of selling products are house decorative items.
This festival is held from January 26 – February 1 every year. The festival features parades, cultural performances and competitions celebrating the founder of Chiang Rai and the Lanna Thai Kingdom.
Celebrating the founder of Chaing Rai and the Lanna Thai Kingdom, Chiang Rai becomes awash with colorful parades, cultural performances and competitions over the period of the King Meng Rai Festival.
During this festival local handicraft men sell their products to the visitors and earn profit. In order to make this festival more enjoyable various beauty contests and games are offered to the visitors so that they enjoy the festival.