Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai The northernmost province of Thailand, Chiang Rai is situated meters above sea level with an area of some 11,678 square kilometers. It mostly mountainous, it reaches the Mae Khong River to the north and borders on both Myanmar and Laos. The province is rich in tourism resources in term of natural attractions and antiquities, evidence of its past civilization. It is also home to several hill tribes who follow fascinating ways of life. Chiang Rai is also a tourism gateway into Myanmar and Laos.

Chiang Rai is rich in handcrafted items such as hand-woven cotton materials; dresses and hilltribe silver ornaments, as well as woodcarving products. Certain food items are quite popular such as Naem and Mu Yo (preserved and fermented pork sausages). Agricultural products include lichee (April-May), pineapples and tea, as well as other cool climate produce from various royal projects.

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