Sai Mae Sai
which is about 62 kilometers from the provincial seat
on Highway No. 110 is Thailand's northern-most district.
Mae Sai borders on Myanmar's Tha Khi Lek marked by
Mae Sai River with a bridge spanning both sides. Foreign
visitors are allowed to cross over to Tha Khi Lek market
by presenting their passports and paying a fee at the
Mae Sai immigration checkpoint. In addition, there are
tour services to Chiang Tung in Myanmar, which is approximately
160 kilometers north by road.
Golden Triangle A
trip to Chiang Rai province would not be complete without
seeing the notorious Golden Triangle first hand! This
famed border location where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar
Mekong River was once supposed to be the center of all
the poppy cultivation in Thailand.
approximately 9 kilometers north of old town Chiang
Saen, along the road parallel to the Mekong River
to the area where the borders of Thailand, Myammar
and Laos converge. This area where the Mekong River
meets the Ruak River is locally referred to as "Sop
Ruak". Within this area are remains of many ancient
places and structures attesting to the fact that the
area had been settled by people in the past. It is
also the area where various legends concerning the
Lanna ancestors originate.
be hired in order to view the upstream scenery of
the Golden Triangle and to travel downstream to Chiang
Khong. The trip to the Golden Triangle and Chiang
Khong would take approximately 40 minutes and 1 hour
respectively, depending on river currents and water
Mae Salong Doi
Mae Salong is the site of Santi Khiri village, a community
settled by the former Chinese 93rd Division who moved
from Myanmar to reside on Thai territory in 1961. The
well known for its enchanting scenery and tranquil atmosphere.
Today it is a major tourist attraction with its small-town
ambience, delicious native Chinese dishes, small hotels
and guesthouses catering to visitors and tea, coffee and
fruit tree plantations. The scenery is especially picturesque
in December and January when sakuras are in full bloom.
Scattered with many hill tribe villages, Doi Mae Salong
is ideal for trekking.
reach Doi Mae Salong, take the Chiang Rai-Mae Chan route
for 29 kilometers, then turn left and proceed for another
41 kilometers (passing a hot spring). The return trip
can be taken on routes nos. 1234 and 1130 which wind
through Yao and Akha hill tribe villages. From Doi Mae
Salong a road leads to Tha Thon, the starting point
for the Kok River cruise, a distance of 45 kilometers.
There are hotels and guesthouses to accommodate tourists
and a paved road leading to the village.
life in Chiangrai There'
s nothing much to do after sundown in Chiangrai. The best
place to go is Night Barzaa. Chiangrai Night Barzaa is
on Pahonyothin road between the bus-station. You can
a variety of local products and handricrafts by hilltribes.
Price quiet high for traveller. You can bargain for the
good price anyway. Here is a place with many stands of
It's the place to get any kinds of food; thai local food,
japanese food and western food.The main foods that you
could try are papaya salad (spicy teste), fried-rice,
fried rice noodles, spicy soup with prawn (well-known
as Tom Yum Kung) and babq etc. You can find everythings
up here. 2 stages with live music and Thai classical dancing.
Many people looking for foods and sitting around drinking