This small ebook provides a handy guide to the sights of Chiang Rai city in the north of Thailand. It covers more than a dozen temples, museums and artist's homes, most of which can be reached on foot from the city center. Included are descriptions of the famous White Temple, as well as the lesser known Black House, and all of the ancient temples around town. More
Although a very ancient city - now 750 years old - Chiang Rai City has long been bypassed by travelers in favor of the more rustic attractions of the Golden Triangle and Burmese border. That situation has begun to change, as more and more people are discovering the charms, both ancient and modern, of this provincial capital.
This eguide describes all the major sights of the city, from ancient temples that date back to the city's founding, to the stunning new Wat Rong Khung, or 'White Temple', just outside of town. A suggested walking route is included, along with other basic planning information and a glossary of temple terminology and etiquette.