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Chiang Rai - Discover Thailand’s magnificent northern provinces

The north of Thailand is a place where you’ll find lush provinces and mountainous regions, like Chiang Mai and Chang Rai. Bordering Laos and Myanmar, the northern regions of Thailand are dramatic and diverse, and great places to explore away from Thailand’s beaches and islands. Brightsun Travel has put together some exclusive holidays to Chiang Rai, to enable you to go on a unique adventure in Thailand this holiday. In Chiang Rai you can take trips down the Mekong River, hike the incredible Thai mountains and explore ancient temples and cities. Head to Chiang Rai city, one of the largest cities in Thailand, and you could explore impressive museums, shop at local markets and spend your days at important Buddhist temples. A highlight is the Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park, which boasts one of Thailand’s biggest collection of artefacts from the former Lanna region, as well as on site temples and a range of contemporary art installations. All around the city you can learn about Thailand’s ancient Buddhist practices, most notably at the Wat Phra Kaew temple, that has beautiful murals and artefacts dating back to the 14th century.

Then, take time to explore the surrounding countryside of Chiang Rai. In Chiang Rai you can discover lush tea plantations and take in some of the country’s most dramatic natural scenery. One of our favourite places is the Phu Chi Fa Forest Park, where you can trek mountains in less than an hour, and watch the sunrise over breath-taking views. Or, venture into the hills by bike, motorcycle or car, and you will pass limestone cliffs and old Buddhist temples housed in caves. Before you go, visit the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center, run by the non-profit organisation, the Population and Community Development Association, and explore a museum and cultural centre dedicated to Thailand’s tribal communities, and get up to speed on Thailand’s cultural landscapes. The charity also offers treks that will guide you to another world in Thailand. Contact Brightsun Travel today and book cheap Chiang Rai holidays any time of year.

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