Many travellers think of Chiang Rai as a peaceful province that has very little going on besides mountain trekking and hill-tribe visits. The city area, in particular, is often dismissed as not worthy for a visit. In fact, Chiang Rai offers a whole lot more in terms of activities. With ecotourism as the main theme, you will find nature a major part of your travel experience here. While Doi Mae Salong and The Golden Triangle are ideal for embarking on overnight treks and home-stays at hill-tribe villages, you don’t really need to go far to experience the area’s adventures. The Mae Kok River is one launching point for a journey to visit hidden waterfalls, hot springs, caves and hill-tribe villages near the city area. You can charter a long-tail boat and customise your own itinerary to include as many attractions as you desire. Then, there are other excursions, such as golfing, wellness spa experiences, cycling, or temple tours by tram.
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