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  decarative gates at one of the town's wats
by call_me_rhia

Favorite thing: Chiang Rai is in norther Thailand... it's supposed to be a good base to go out to some hill-tribes, but I decided not go - after hearing a report of people in a Akha tribe being very rude to some visitors. It's also supposed to be a good base to visit the GoldenTriangle, but to be fair it's not really an impressive sight. As for Chiang Rai town itself, I did not like it: I found no evident charm in the (lack of) architecture, and the temples were just ok: not ugly, but not memorable either. In other words: I cant think of a good reason to recommend Chiang Rai

Fondest memory: Leaving it - and knowing I would never - ever - come back...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 7, 2002
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