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Thai Airways Flights to Chiang Rai (CEI)

Popular Offers for Tickets to Chiang Rai*

  1. BKK-CEI

    Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    24/06/2019-

    05/07/2019

    THB 1,800

    ​Round trip | Economy

  2. SIN-CEI

    Singapore (SIN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    15/08/2019-

    20/08/2019

    SGD 479

    ​Round trip | Economy

  3. ICN-CEI

    Seoul (ICN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    17/06/2019-

    24/06/2019

    KRW 436,700

    ​Round trip | Economy

  4. LHR-CEI

    London (LHR) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    20/08/2019-

    17/09/2019

    GBP 520

    ​Round trip | Economy

  5. MNL-CEI

    Manila (MNL) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    05/06/2019-

    08/06/2019

    USD 558

    ​Round trip | Economy

  6. PEN-CEI

    Penang (PEN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    06/07/2019-

    15/07/2019

    MYR 1,764

    ​Round trip | Economy

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Compare Airfare Deals to Chiang Rai*

  1. Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    BKK - CEI

    16/09/2019

    CEI - BKK

    20/09/2019

    THB 1,800
  2. Singapore (SIN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    SIN - CEI

    29/09/2019

    CEI - SIN

    28/10/2019

    SGD 644
  3. Seoul (ICN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    ICN - CEI

    21/01/2020

    CEI - ICN

    31/01/2020

    KRW 669,000
  4. Melbourne (MEL) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    MEL - CEI

    09/10/2019

    CEI - MEL

    12/12/2019

    AUD 1,096
  5. Taipei (TPE) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    TPE - CEI

    09/10/2019

    CEI - TPE

    15/10/2019

    TWD 12,339
  6. Nagoya (NGO) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    NGO - CEI

    18/01/2020

    CEI - NGO

    26/01/2020

    JPY 72,540
  7. Tokyo (TYO) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    TYO - CEI

    01/10/2019

    CEI - TYO

    06/10/2019

    JPY 67,480
  8. Stockholm (ARN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    ARN - CEI

    03/12/2019

    CEI - ARN

    09/01/2020

    SEK 10,536
  9. Penang (PEN) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    PEN - CEI

    01/10/2019

    CEI - PEN

    04/10/2019

    MYR 1,764
  10. Dubai (DXB) to Chiang Rai (CEI)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    DXB - CEI

    28/09/2019

    CEI - DXB

    07/10/2019

    AED 3,025

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Thai Airways Flights to Chiang Rai (CEI)

Traveling to Chiang Rai

Overview

Chiang Rai was the capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom for just 30 years before Chiang Mai took over. As it turns out, losing its leading role may have been a blessing in disguise. The city has managed to retain a strong Lanna identity without sacrificing its relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, making it perfect for visitors hoping to steer clear of the camera-toting masses of the south.

Getting around

Much of Chiang Rai is walk able. Should your feet get sore, Songthaews (converted pick-up trucks that function as buses), cycle rickshaws, Tuk-tuks and an increasing number of metered taxis will carry your around for a fee. Many guesthouses offer bicycle and motorbike rentals too.

See & do

Thailand can boast of thousands of temples, but none are quite like Wat Rong Khun (also known as the White Temple), located about 13km south of Chiang Rai. While most other temples honour sacred and mythological figures of the past, this one takes a much more contemporary approach, displaying imagery depicting everything from Michael Jackson to Harry Potter.

Back in town, the most revered Buddhist temple is Wat Phra Kaew, where the deceptively named Emerald Buddha (it’s actually made of jade) was originally uncovered. The gleaming green Buddha now resides in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaew, but there is a fantastic near-replica in Chiang Rai.

Other city highlights include Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park, which houses a trove of precious folk art, teak artefacts and contemporary northern Thai works as well as a meticulously kept garden.

The wider Chiang Rai region is a big draw for adventurous travellers who have grown tired of trampling the same old path as everyone else. Enjoy trekking, river rafting and boat rides, or visit some of the nomadic hill tribe communities of the Golden Triangle, a notorious opium-producing region. For an educational primer on the hill tribe communities and cultures, stop by the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center in the city before embarking on a trek.

Hidden gems

Wat Rong Khun is an undeniable show-stopper, but few guests in town take the time to properly appreciate another Chiang Rai monument with which it bears a striking resemblance: the Chiang Rai Clock Tower. The twisted, contorted spires of this golden clock tower are the product of well-known Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, the very same man behind the famous White Temple. Light and sound displays take place here every night.

Just a few blocks north of the clock tower is Wat Phra Singh, another temple that doesn't get its dues. Though relatively plain on the outside, this 14th-century complex conceals a fascinating assortment of Lanna art and decoration.

Food & drink

Northern Thai cuisine is a genre of its own, blending flavours borrowed from neighbouring nations, such as Burma, Laos and even China. Lanna dining traditions, such as khantoke dinners (which involves eating a selection of different dishes served on a low round table while diners sit on the floor), prevails. Specialty recipes of the region include Burmese pork curry, nam prik ong (a pork and tomato chilli dip), kluay tod (fried banana) and sai ooa (grilled pork sausage). In this part of the country, almost every meal comes with a side helping of khao neow (sticky rice).

Weather in Chiang Rai

Saturday light rain
37°C 25/05/2019
Sunday light rain
37°C 26/05/2019
Monday broken clouds
40°C 27/05/2019
Tuesday very heavy rain
36°C 28/05/2019
Wednesday heavy intensity rain
25°C 29/05/2019
Thursday heavy intensity rain
28°C 30/05/2019
Friday heavy intensity rain
22°C 31/05/2019
Generated by: OpenWeatherMap.org