Chiang Rai's fresh mountain air and newly grounded coffee
A cup of hot hill tribe coffee in hand. Cool creative entrepreneurs who's bringing life to old shop houses, to the city's urban scene. Markets coming to life bringing spices, colour and sounds to the city scape as dawn breaks. Head into the mountains, across borders. Chiang Rai is a fine gateway in the North. One you shouldn't miss!
You feel it right away. Chiang Rai and Northern Thailand is different. It is slower, yet much more forward looking, remote, yet in the centre of it all. And while Chiang Rai is the little brother of Chiang Mai, it still has something beautiful for travellers with its slowness, it's artsy contrast between The White Temple and The Black House, and its mountainous backyard with coffee plantages and fresh mountain air.
From Chiang Rai, head North all the way to the Golden Triangle where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet, and follow the Mekong River that carves its way between two countries. Cross the river and Laos will be at your feet, slowboat your way South or head North via Luang Namtha to Yunnan.
Most travellers will have found their way to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai - the capital of Northern Thailand and a charmingly laidback, yet urban cool city. This is also where you will find your comfort zone in the unknown; the Go Beyond Travel Service Center at ECO Resort Chiang Mai. Here’s friendliness, travel chatter, great adventures and a helping hand. Come see us for a cup of coffee and a travel talk.
Chiang Rai and Northern Thailand has something in store for everyone. Like a layer cake you keep finding new things to add and you may never want to leave. You will not be the first one!
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