Wat Huay Pla Kang and the big Buddha statue “Guan Yin” in Chiang Rai

Wat Huay Pla Kang Chiang Rai

You find Wat Huay Pla Kang and the enormous Buddha image, on the top of a little hill, in the rural area north of Chiang Rai. Wat Huay Pla Kung is one of the most impressive temples in Chiang Rai province and is a popular tourist attraction amongst Thais and foreigners alike. It’s one of […]

Rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park

Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park Chiang Rai

Rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park were home to one of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation’s many projects. The name Rai Mae Fah Luang, as the place first was called, reflects the project’s purpose in a lovely way. Rai means plantation, and Mae Fah Luang refers to the king’s mother, Her Royal Highness […]

Garden of Reeds and the Chiang Rai Flower Festival

Garden Of Reeds Chiang Rai Flower Festival

The Garden of Reeds home to Chiang Rai Flower and Art Festival 2022. You find The Garden of Reeds next to the Kok River in the northeastern part of Chiang Rai. If you need to ask for directions, the park is called Suan Nai Ngam Rim Nam Kok in Thai. It is nice to know, but […]

Chiang Rai Clock Tower

Chiang Rai Clock Tower by night

Chiang Rai Clock Tower “the more the merrier” The Chiang Rai clock tower was built in 2005 in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, and is another masterpiece by Chalermchai Kositpipat, who also created the White Temple in Chaing Rai. When you see Chalermchai Kositpipat’s work, there is no doubt in your mind that this guy […]

Chiang Rai City Pillar Shrine, or San Lak Muang

Chiang Rai City Pillar Shrine, or San Lak Muang

Chiang Rai City Pillar is nice symmetry with symbolism   I discovered Chiang Rai City Pillar Shrine when I visited Wat Phrathat Doi Chom Thong. Chiang Rai City Pillar is right next door, inside the temple grounds. In 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol’s 60th birthday and Chiang Rai’s 725th anniversary, the governor of Chiang Rai […]