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Chiang Rai Province

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    June 16, 2017



Chiang Rai Feast

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar

Recall SorPorGor land

The SorPorGor land management office had written recalled SorPorGor land that did not met the requirement of SorPorGor law starting the owner occupied the land more than 500 rai to step forward, the owner occupied 100 or more will be follow



Chiang Rai - L.A. Alike ?

Saying that 8 years ago Chiang Rai still alike L.A. today

although average temperature in Chiang Rai higher than the Los Angeles


Border crossing
  • Myanmar crossing at Mae Sai border -
  • Laos ( LPDR - Lao People's Democratic Republic) crossing at Golden Triangle border (Chiang Saen)
  • Laos crossing at Chiang Khong border
Thai Passport Service

Passport service for Thais at Chiang Rai Provincial Administration


Chiang Rai will get the train and special economic zone

The National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO) has approved the extension of the train route Den Chai - Chiang Khong where Chiang Rai people have been waiting for fifty years, finally will get it as part of the nation's investment in infrastructure development

The train will be standard gauged (1.435 meter wide) to handling the speed of 160 km/hr. and it has dual tracked for none delay

The NCPO want Chiang Rai be one of borders development planning for special economic zone starting in the year 2015, and Chiang Rai will be in second phrase in 2016

And Chiang Rai will also be one of the borders developments planning for special economic zone which will begin in the year 2015, Chiang Rai are in second phrase which begin in the year 2016


Thai - Myanmar extend border closing hours

Thai - Myanmar has agreed to extended border closing hour to 8:30 p.m. from previously border hours 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Increases border closing hours was part of the first step of the planned to accommodate the increase in trade and travel between the two countries, the extended hours will be increases till midnight as needed in the near future

Also in the in the talks that have not been finalized, the distance for temporary permit for Burmese travelers could travel to 60 kilometers from the border where currently limited to within Mae Sai district

Myanmar - Thai opened crossing borders for more convenience

As the trade and travel between the two countries increases over the past years Myanmar and Thai has agreed to opened the borders for convenience of crossing the border

Starting August 28, 2013 Myanmar will opened 6 borders to enter the country,

  • 3 provinces to accommodate travel by airlines Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw,
  • 2 crossing Thai borders Myawaddy - Mae Sod, Tak and Tachilek - Mae Sai, Chiang Rai
  • 1 at Koh Song (Ranong port) Ranong

Passport holder can enter or exit any border

Myanmar passport holder can also enter or exit any border

Currently, visa will be issued at the embassy (Overstay visa in Myanmar will be fine US$3 / day)

In the near future the visa on arrival may be issued at the crossing border or at the port of entry

The immigration office at Golden Triangle are ready, you may get your pasport stamp for crossing the border or get tempolary border cross to Lao PDR. at this office

Chiang Rai Weather June 18 - 22
thunderstorm 40 - 60% of the area, temperature 24 34/C (75 / 93F)
Wat Rong Sua Ten
Wat Huay Plakung
Wat Huai Saikhao
walking street
Walking Street every Saterday on Thanalai Rd.
Free Tram Ride See Chiang Rai twice daily (behind King Mengrai statue)

Chiang Rai Clock Tower designed by Chalermchai Kositptpat

chimed hourly,

lights and music nightly 7, 8, and 9 p.m.

song; Chiang Rai Rumluek sung by Mrs. Ratana Jongsuthanamanee (former Chiang Rai administration)

Baandam - the Black House

Baandam (The Black House)

A private museum of Thawan Dachanee the well known artist of Chiang Rai opened to the public daily

located 12 kilometers north of King Mengrai statue on highway 1

map ... >>>

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อาจารย์ถวัล ดัชนี อาจารย์ถวัลย์ ดัชนี

Thawan Dachanee

September 27, 1939 - September 3, 2014
emergency phone
  • Emergency 191 / 1190
  • Stolen vehicle 1192
  • Highway patrol 1193
  • Waterway accident 1196
  • Traffic information 1197
  • Traffic route information 1543
  • Emergency doctor 1154
  • Tourists police 1155
  • Emergency healthcare - Narenthorn Center 1669
  • Accident report - Police hospital 1691

Songkran in Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Chiang Khong and Mae Sai April 13 - 18

The 18th Annual Cultural Exchange and Loy Krathong Festival at Chiang Rai Municipality, 2013 ...>>>
travel calendar

King Mengrai's Day

January 26 - February 4

Songkran Festival

Nationwide April 13 - 15

Chiang Saen April 16 - 18

Loy Krathong - The last full moon of the 12th month in Thai calendar

November 14 - 15

The 13th Chiang Rai Flowers Festival

at Suan Tung

December 29, 2016 - January 31, 2017

The 5th Asian Flowers


Immigration office in Chiang Rai city located in Chiang Rai Administration building in the government center
Taxicab in Chiang Rai

Metered taxi serving Chiang Rai, you can flag them down on the street or call 05.377.3477 (extra charge 20 Baht for pick-up service)

New airline flights

China Eastern Airline fly Kunming - Chiang Rai 3 flights a week

New bus route

The Transport Co. open a new bus route serving Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang in cooperation with Naluang bus Co. of Laos (Lao People's Democratic Republic)

From Chiang Mai stopover Chiang Rai end route in Chiang Khong, cross Mekong river by boat, then continue travel on Naluang bus to Luang Prabang.

The bus is second class air conditioned, the whole trip cost 1,200 baht, the trip took approximately 18 hours

Once the 4th "Friendship Bridge" over Mekong river has finished (2013) the Transport Co. plan to uses first class air conditioned bus over cross Mekong river to Huay Xai, Laos for continue travel with Naluang bus Co. to Luang Prabang, the cost for the trip will be 1,500 baht

Chiang Rai - Phuket, by Chok Rungtawee. service daily 5 p.m. (the bus co. plant to increase to twice daily, morning and evening) travel time 24 hours.

fare; regular airconditioned 1,399 Baht, VIP 1,865 Baht

King Mengrai City
Pra That Doi Chom Thong

Phra That Doi Chom Thong (Pagoda contain relic of the Lord Buddha) found in 940 AD

located on Doi Chom Thong

Wat Doi Chom Thong

Wat Doi Chom Thong is Chiang Rai's oldest temple,

Visit 9 temples in the old city ...>>>

The City Navel located on Doi Chom Thong
city pilar shrine

The City Pillar Shrine (City Navel) located in Wat Klang Wiang

Wat Klang Wiang located on the corner of Rattanakhet and Uttarakit

Chiang Rai Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church,The first church in Chiang Rai found by Dr. William Briggs in 1914 (an American doctor at Overbrook Hospital at time) located on corner of Phahonyothin & Banphaprakan (PraTu Sri intersection)

Overbrook Hospital build in 1903 located on the corner of Singhakhlai and Trairat

Overbrook hospital
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