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Three Must-Visit Places in Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – Situated in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Rai slips under the radar of tourists as the area is not as popular as its neighboring city Chiang Mai. However, Chiang Rai actually offers one-of-a-kind attractions, varying from a majestic white temple to Akha tribe tradition, which cannot be found anywhere else. […]

September 9th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Tourism News | Read More »

Learning Akha hill tribe’s way of living in Pha Mee village

    CHIANG RAI – The Akha’s giant swing, located on the hill of Pha Mee village in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai, Thailand, was made of woods, ropes and tire. No safety equipment was seen around the swing, only a villager controlling one rope on the side. Our guide, who is also Local Alike […]

September 9th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Tourism News | Read More »

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 »

Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines
Learning Thai with Jen
Learning Thai with Jen