Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is mainly a stopover on the way north, but can also function as a good base for doing some hill tribe trekking in the surrounding area. 

The Local Hill Tribes

The hill tribe museum gives a lot of information on the local hill tribes. Two recommended places for booking trekking are the museum and the Akha river guesthouse.

The city has some nice temples, for example Wat Ron Khun, a kind of Thai "Sagrada Familia" which is still under construction.

White Temple