Baan Dam Museum with the TATNewsroom Bloggers

Day 2 In the afternoon after our lunch at Doi Tung, we made our way to another famous attraction in Chiang Rai. This is the legacy of National Artist Thawan Duchanee who is also the mentor of another great National Artist, Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, the creator of Wat Rong Khun or also known as the…

Best travel tips for 3 Days 2 Nights in Chiang Rai

Exploring the Northern provinces of Thailand is where you can still experience many of the traditional heart and culture of the country. As part of the ancient Lanna Kingdom and influences from neighbouring countries of Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma) to as far as India and China, it is a melting pot of rich customs,…

The extraordinary at Chivit Thamma Da Restaurant Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai city has an affection for things Colonial, and this is the second restaurant that we have been too with similar affluent Colonial styles. Both these restaurants are situated along the same river, the River Kok but Chivit Thamma Da or “The Ordinary Life” in English is quite different in subtle touches and food….

Discovering life in the hills at 5 Hill Tribe Villages Chiang Rai

Rarely would you get a chance to spend time with the different ethnic and indigenous groups in Thailand while traveling unless you seek them out. It is quite an adventure where you can experience tribal life, living in a village, experience the hospitality of the hill tribe folks and most important of all, bring home a…

The light of Baan Daam gallery and museum in Chiang Rai

While the “white” of Wat Rong Khun is reflected in the “black” of Baan Daam by national artist Thawan Duchanee, both carry similar messages of Buddhism though inspired by different interpretations and imagery. Baan Daam is another most visited attraction in Chiang Rai and is as imposing as its name suggests. It occupies a vast area…

The weird and the wonderful of Wat Rong Khun Chiang Rai

Known as the Black and the White, Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) and Baan Daam (Black House) are both creations by two very controversial artistic sons of Chiang Rai. While one is more immersed in creative artistic sculptures and outspoken, the other prefers a minimalistic approach and is more immersed in natural finishes and…

Tea delight at Choui Fong Tea plantation

The province of Chiang Rai is one of the most beautiful Northern provinces of Thailand. Still very much unspoilt by development, the main industry being agriculture and eco-tourism. The mountainous landscape with flowing rivers and valleys makes it the ideal location for premium tea growing. You can do a day trip to Chiang Rai tea…

Back to nature at PB Valley Kasalong Restaurant Chiang Rai

First thought in mind is, who would have thought of building a restaurant out in the middle of no where? PB Valley Chiang Rai is full of surprises, much like their sister site in PB Valley Khao Yai that is now a famous location in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. It looks like PB Valley…

Three countries and one river at the Golden Triangle Chiang Rai

Between Chiang Rai city and Mae Sai city, lies the infamous Golden Triangle. Known for the drug smuggling, poppy growing and opium trade, the Golden Triangle has mostly been cleared of these notorious activities, mostly on the Thai side. Before you reach the site of the Golden Triangle, you can see an Opium Museum which…