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Chiang Rai and the mysterious Golden Triangle

Here is where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet and border the 3 countries of Thailand, Laos and Burma. 

Essential information for Chiang Rai

Local Time


Flag of Thailand


Thai Baht
Official currency of Thailand

Flight Information

14h 5m
Chiang Rai (CEI)

Flight schedule

  • Direct flights to Bangkok depart daily with EVA Air or Thai Airways. Onward flights to regional airport are operated by Thai Airways or Bangkok Airways.

Do I need a VISA?

British citizens do not require a visa for stays less than 30 days.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Things to do

You can enjoy fantastic walks, intriguing hill tribe villages, and exciting river rafting expeditions in the jungle-clad hills surrounding Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

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