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How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

. Chiang Rai is often compared to what Chiang Mai was like years ago before tourism boomed and saturated the local community. This Northeast Thailand gem sits within the heart of the Golden Triangle just a mere few hours from the borders of Laos and Myanmar and a scenic four hour bus ride through Doi […]

May 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Tourism News | Read More »

Winter Flooding in the Mighty Mekong Region

CHIANG RAI – It is the middle of winter in the Mekong region; however throughout December, floods have brought havoc to communities along the Mekong River. From the Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand downward, the water level in the Mekong has risen rapidly. The flooding was most intense along the Thailand-Lao […]

January 9th, 2014 | Posted in Chaingrai Farming & Agriculture,Chiangrai in the Media | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Doi Chaang Raises a Community on Coffee

Perfect cuppa: Wicha Promyong has put in a lot of effort to make coffee the lifeblood of Akha hill tribe from the village of Doi Chang.   CHIANG RAI – Organic coffee has helped the hill people of north-eastern Thailand, once impoverished and marginalised, build a viable economy and self-sufficient community. WICHA Promyong does not […]

November 30th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Featured | Read More »

Chinese-Language Students in Chiang Rai Thailand Aim for Better Future

  CHIANG RAI – Mu Tianfeng, a 16-year-old high school student in northern Thailand, does not remember the last time he arrived home from school before sunset. For the teenager, who is of Chinese origin, the pursuit of knowledge is more painstaking than most of his peers, as he doubles his studies by attending two […]

October 12th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Chiangrai News | Read More »

John Roberts Heads up Conservation for Anantara

  CHIANG RAI – After successfully running the elephant protection program at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort in Chiang Rai Thailand, John Roberts will now implement his expertise as worldwide conservation director for Anantara What does your promotion to Anantara’s new worldwide conservation director involve? The plan for my new role is to […]

October 5th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media | Read More »

Chiangrai’s R3A Highway bringing China’s Produce to Thailand

  CHIANGRAI – Many Thais would probably be surprised to learn that the common fruits and vegetables they eat often travel great distances from China before showing up in their local markets. Nor are they aware that their insistence on appearances contributes to the increasing importation of produce from China and the hardships this puts […]

November 19th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Economy & Business,Lifestyles | Read More »

A Healthy Watershed Means a Happy Farmer – ChiangRai

  CHIANGRAI – Lao Eur, a 46-year-old farmer in Thailand’s northern mountains, remembers a time when the local forests were lush and he had abundant water for the peach trees and tea plants on his two-hectare farm. “Now there aren’t that many forests (left) and we don’t have enough water in March, April and May,” […]

November 13th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Lifestyles | Read More »

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