CHIANG RAI – Wanchai Chongsuthamanee, the city mayor, said in the press conference that the tourist season would start in the mid of November with two-month long back to back events and activities.
The first two would be the Mekhong cultural event and four- nation Loy Krathong, or floating lantern, which the city has invited neighboring countries of laos, Myanmar and China to join the event during November 15-18.
The city will then organize Chiang Rai’s flower festival from December 20 to January 20. In between, there will be a countdown on New Year’s Eve.
According to Wanchai, this year’s events are planned to be bigger and better than in the past, as ASEAN nations are looking forwards to integrating into the AEC; besides, Chiang Rai has proposed itself to be a hub of investment and tourism in the northern region.