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November 29, 2020

Chiang Rai



November 29, 2020 - News from ....

A Thai woman ilegally crosses border from Myanmar to Mae Sai tested positive for Covid-19

Tham Luang - Khunnam Nangnon ..... open

Chiang Rai Night Bazaar ... open

Chiang Rai Walking street ... begin November 14, 2020

Thnon Khon Muan (Sankhong Walking street) back to new normal by November 14, 2020

Map, travel Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai travel map

Chiang Rai travel map (update Aug.31,20)

ThamLuang-Khunnam Nangnon; where the 13 youth football team got caught

Doi Tung

Wat Phrathat Pha Ngao: the ancient temple

Wat That Kheo; the ancient ruin temple

Mae Fah Luang University: the most beautiful university

Baan Dam: the black house

Ban Du hotspring;

The Art Bridge; the art gallery of Chiang Rai artists

Wat Huai Pla Kung;

Wat Rong Sua Ten;

Doi Hang National Forest and Hotspring;

Rai Choen Tawan: the deep meditation center

Singha Park;

Khun Korn Water Fall;

Wat Rong Khun; the White Temple

Wat Huai Sai Khao - Huai Sai Khao Hot spring (Phan city):

No nonsense map to Khun Nam Nang Non National Forest

Khun Nam Nang Non National Forest map

How to reach Tham Luang - Khun Nam Nang Non National Forest .. by bus

  • from Chiang Rai Bus terminal 1
  • Take Green Bus or Blue Van to Mae Sai
  • get off Ban Jong
  • ride a motorcycle taxi
  • or take a walk 1.5 kilometers, these areas are residential area
  • from the entrance of Emerald Pond to the cave is less than 1 kilometer, there are Roth Song Thaew (a pick-up truck with two row seats) to take you to the cave


Driving your own vehicle

  • entrance at Price Chakraphan agriculture field the distance cave is 3 kilometers
  • or entrance at Wat Ban Jong


update January 21, 2020    
Tham Luang - Khunnam Nangnon opened to visitors November 1, 2019 till the rainy season
ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย
Thamluang Khunnam Nangnon Visitors can enter the first section Free tram ride
ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย
Statue of the hero Sam Lieutenant Saman Kunun (sarg. Sam) The mural of the heroes
ทางเลี่ยงเมือง - ทางหลวงใหม่ updated Oct. 5, 2019

New Local Highway- Hwy.1063 from Hwy. 1 - Hwy.1290 (Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong)

Bypass Highway - Hwy. 5023 from Hwy.1 - newly finished Hwy. 1063 - Local Hwy. 1290 (Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong)

Newly finished Bypass Hwy.131 from Hwy.1 - Chiang Rai Airport

  1. Mae Fah Luang University
  2. Baan Daam Museum
  3. Wat Huai Pla Kang
  4. Wat Rong Sua Ten
  5. King Mengrai Monument
  6. Singha Park
  7. Wat Rong Khun

Travel to Tham Luang Cave by public transportation


The Blue Van

This Blue Van serving Chiang Rai Muang district and Mae Sai in place of the Green Van which operate by The Green Bus co. It cost a little more but much more pleasant way to travel

More public transportation .... see transit in Chiang Rai


Take a bus (Chiang Rai - Mae Sai) Blue van (50 baht) or green bus line (39 baht)

get off the bus at Wat Ban Jong (Chong) - walking distance of 1.5 km. from this point to the entrants of national park, or you may the service of motorcycle taxi (10 baht)

From the Emerald Pond to the entrants of Tham Luang Cave approximately 1 km. - there are Rod Songtaew take you there for 20 baht

Warning on the return trip - most likely the Blue van filled up with passengers and most likely will not stop to pickup any more passenger, therefore, you will have to take the green bus line, waiting time approximately 30 minutes (under the sun - make sure you have enough of drinking water)

*** Alternatively if you have extra hours on hand, why not take a bus or Roth Song Thaew further up north to Mae Sai bus terminal then take a bus from the terminal back to Chiang Rai, or visit Mae Sai before get back to Chiang Rai. There are Blue Van, Green Bus or Rod Song Thaew from Mae Chan, the fare is 15 baht

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Wat Ban Jong - entrants to National Park The Emerald Pond Tham Luang National Park

Thamluang Cave; where the heroes from around the world came to rescued the 13 youth football team that caught in the cave

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