Just over 160 kilometers to the north of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a land of natural beauty with remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife and a lot of activities.
Chiang Rai Night Market
Night market is conveniently near the centre of town, a short walk from the bus station. Besides having semi-permanent shops, one area is devoted to individual sellers who spread out their wares on the ground. This market is a good place to shop for Thai souvenirs, it offers hill-tribe fabrics, silver , beads and needlework. Handicrafts go at bargain prices, although negotiation is recommended. There is a food court offering a variety of traditional Northern dishes and there is also a beer garden.
Originally designated as the capital of the ‘Lanna Kingdom’, Chiang Rai was subsequently transferred to Chiang Mai, and the city’s status declined. Nowadays golfers traveling to this province can enjoy 3 internal standard golf courses.
Santiburi Chiang Rai in particular is one of the best courses in all Thailand, while the other two are enjoyable as well. For golfing holidays away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Chiang Rai provides the ideal setting for great golf and relaxation. Try one of Chiang Mai golf packages with private river boat travel between both northern Thailand golf destinations. The province is also great if you like to combine golf and spa or just want a taste of authentic Thai culture.
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