Three Must-Visit Places in Chiang Rai

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. […]

How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

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 […]

Chiang Rai’s Doi Chaang Raises a Community on Coffee

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 […]

John Roberts Heads up Conservation for Anantara

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 […]

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

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 […]

A Healthy Watershed Means a Happy Farmer – ChiangRai

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,” […]

The Long arm of Chinese Law in the Golden Triangle

The Long arm of Chinese Law in the Golden Triangle

  CHIANGRAI – In October last year 13 bodies—blindfolded, hands tied, showing bullet wounds—were found floating in the Mekong river in northern Thailand. They were identified as the Chinese crew members of two cargo boats hijacked as they made their way downriver from Yunnan province in south-western China. This week, in a court in Kunming, […]

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