Top 5 Things to See and Do in Chiang Rai
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Top 5 Things to See and Do in Chiang Rai

Have you heard? AirAsia will commence direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Rai starting 30 January 2019. Located in Northern Thailand, Chiang Rai used to be an independent kingdom ruled by Lanna, until it joined Siam in 1892.

Previously, you’d have to fly to Chiang Mai and then travel by road for over three hours to reach this laidback city. Now, you can save the hassle and fly directly there.

Don’t know what to do there? Just follow our

Top 5 picks:

Visit Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple)

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If there’s only one temple you visit in Chiang Rai, it’s got to be the White Temple, known in Thai as Wat Rong Khun. The amount of details that has been put into creating this architectural masterpiece is simply remarkable! Plenty of Instagram opportunities here.

Insider tip: Go first thing in the morning to avoid hordes in the afternoon.

Try the sai oua

Image: Chew Win Win

At one glance, the sai oua may look like your run-of-the-mill sausage but only when you sink your teeth into it, you’ll know that it’s not. It is packed full of punch with a medley of Thai flavours including lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and chillies. Best when deep fried, this delicious anytime-of-the-day snack is simply irresistible

Go to Singha Park


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Owned by Singha Beer Company, the park was built to focus on the development of sustainable tourism in Chiang Rai. Spanning 12.8 square kilometres km, you can engage in all sorts of activities including ziplining, visiting the tea plantation and even feeding zebras and giraffes! And of course, enjoying a cold beer at one of the three restaurants here. Doesn’t that sound like a fun day?

Check out the Clock Tower light show

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During the day, it’s an ornate vision in gold but come nightfall the clock tower transforms into a medley of colours with a daily vibrant light and music show that take place at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. But because this is such a popular thing to do here, it gets pretty crowded pretty fast so go early and get yourself a good spot to shoot your Insta-stories.

Give unripe jackfruit curry a go

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It may be the in-thing in the West but the people in Southeast Asian have been cooking jackfruit for decades. With its thick and meaty consistency, the fruit is a good replacement for pork. With flavourful Thai herbs and spices and thick coconut milk, this curry is best eaten with fluffy white rice!

GETTING THERE:
AirAsia will commence flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Macao to Chiang Rai on
30 January 2019.

Book from now until 30 December 2018 for just
MYR99 one way
(KUL-CEI all-in BIG Member fare for travels between 31 January 2019 and 4 February 2020),
SGD69 one-way
(SIN-CEI all-in BIGMember fare for travels between 31 January 2019 and 26 October 2019),
MOP188 one-way
(MFM-CEI all-in BIG Member fare for travels between 30 January 2019 and 2 February 2020).

Book your tickets now at airasia.com.

Have you heard? AirAsia will commence direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Rai starting 30 January 2019. Located in Northern Thailand, Chiang Rai used to be an independent kingdom ruled by Lanna, until it joined Siam in 1892.

Previously, you’d have to fly to Chiang Mai and then travel by road for over three hours to reach this laidback city. Now, you can save the hassle and fly directly there.

Don’t know what to do there? Just follow our

Top 5 picks:

Visit Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple)

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If there’s only one temple you visit in Chiang Rai, it’s got to be the White Temple, known in Thai as Wat Rong Khun. The amount of details that has been put into creating this architectural masterpiece is simply remarkable! Plenty of Instagram opportunities here.

Insider tip: Go first thing in the morning to avoid hordes in the afternoon.

Try the sai oua

Image: Chew Win Win

At one glance, the sai oua may look like your run-of-the-mill sausage but only when you sink your teeth into it, you’ll know that it’s not. It is packed full of punch with a medley of Thai flavours including lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and chillies. Best when deep fried, this delicious anytime-of-the-day snack is simply irresistible

Go to Singha Park


Image: 123rf

Owned by Singha Beer Company, the park was built to focus on the development of sustainable tourism in Chiang Rai. Spanning 12.8 square kilometres km, you can engage in all sorts of activities including ziplining, visiting the tea plantation and even feeding zebras and giraffes! And of course, enjoying a cold beer at one of the three restaurants here. Doesn’t that sound like a fun day?

Check out the Clock Tower light show

Image: 123rf

During the day, it’s an ornate vision in gold but come nightfall the clock tower transforms into a medley of colours with a daily vibrant light and music show that take place at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. But because this is such a popular thing to do here, it gets pretty crowded pretty fast so go early and get yourself a good spot to shoot your Insta-stories.

Give unripe jackfruit curry a go

Image: 123rf

It may be the in-thing in the West but the people in Southeast Asian have been cooking jackfruit for decades. With its thick and meaty consistency, the fruit is a good replacement for pork. With flavourful Thai herbs and spices and thick coconut milk, this curry is best eaten with fluffy white rice!

GETTING THERE:
AirAsia will commence flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Macao to Chiang Rai on
30 January 2019.

Book from now until 30 December 2018 for just
MYR99 one way
(KUL-CEI all-in BIG Member fare for travels between 31 January 2019 and 4 February 2020),
SGD69 one-way
(SIN-CEI all-in BIGMember fare for travels between 31 January 2019 and 26 October 2019),
MOP188 one-way
(MFM-CEI all-in BIG Member fare for travels between 30 January 2019 and 2 February 2020).

Book your tickets now at airasia.com.

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