Thailand – chilling in Chiang Rai

After finishing work in Nan I moved a little further on to Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in Thailand. The plan was to stay a couple of nights before heading to nearby Huay Xai in Laos to take a boat down the Mekong, more of which in a later post.

Chiang Rai has a relaxed, country town feel to it, but the locals aren’t above a bit of ostentation as their town clock shows.

The police also seem to like a bit of bling.

I’m guessing this is a member of the royal family cutting a macho figure.

I enjoyed staying at the Nak Nakara Hotel (Intermediate B+) at 661 Uttarakit, ตำบล เวียง อำเภอ เมืองเชียงราย, www.naknakarahotel. The modern Lanna-style rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, a mosquito net, fridge and a private bathroom. The breakfast is decent and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

There are also a lot of beautiful wats in town, more of which in the next post. The main market is also quite interesting, so I’ve given it it’s own post, and there’s also another post on my dining experiences. My map with everything on is here.

Other than the wats, there were a few other bits of architecture that caught my eye. There were a couple of pieces of deco.

Not to sure how to label these but I liked the colours.

So, lets check out the wats…

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