Chiang Rai is 785 kilometres north of Bangkok, in the midst of the mountains and hills of Chiang Rai Province. Overlooked by many travellers - who favour nearby Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai has retained a rustic charm and a laid back atmosphere. It's cheaper and cooler than Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
From the Chiang Rai Travel Guide
Lovely old house tastefully decorated good tips on what to see locally from the owner disappointed the hammock in your ads was no longer there and that was a big selling point for me wi fi seemed to be at the whim of the owner bit pissed off 11 at night is a good time for me to e mail friends but no signal nice place but would get better cheaper ne ... more
Lovely. The Villa is out of downtown. However you can rent a motorbike from 200 Baths. The guest-house's manager would arrange it for you. WIFI Internet connection is fast but sometimes you get disconnected. Nice restaurant with good prices. Totally recommendable to budget travelers. ... more
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I'm planning, from my research (next August) to travel by minibus from Pai back to Chiang Mai and connect with a 'private public' minibus direct to Chiang Khong in the one day. I have read past posts (various websites) recomm. travel from Chiang Mai to Chaing Khong via Chaing Rai(overnight stay). But I ...
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hey folks myself and clarife are in chiang mai at the moment and are planning on heading to laos in the next few days,can you tell us the best way to go about it,we dont want to fly to save money,thanks! ...