Chiang Rai

The peaceful sibling of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai offers a beautifully relaxing alternative to Thailand’s pulsating beach resorts with its history, nature and culture fusing together to provide an unforgettable holiday experience.

Chiang Rai’s rural location offers travellers the chance to go trekking along hiking trails in the lush jungle and explore diverse wildlife amongst stunning scenic views. Visitors can also experience the Golden Triangle, the historic epicentre of the world’s opium industry. Chiang Rai’s hill tribe villages and Buddhist shrines also offer the chance to learn about traditional and spiritual life in Thailand.

An up-and-coming retreat for people looking to cast their cares away, Chiang Rai conjures up a beautiful and authentic slice of Thailand which is a dream for the adventurer who wants to explore off the beaten track.

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 31℃
  • 34℃
  • 35℃
  • 33℃
  • 32℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 30℃
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  • 27℃
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  • 0
  • 2
  • 9
  • 16
  • 16
  • 19
  • 21
  • 16
  • 11
  • 4
  • 1

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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