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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Chiang Rai, Thailand

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai is regarded as the northernmost "large city" in Thailand, though it isn't actually that big. It's much smaller and less developed as a tourist destination than neighboring Chiang Mai. It's perhaps best known for Wat Rong Khun, a striking all-white structure that serves as both a Buddhist temple and an art exhibition.
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Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand:  On Temples, a Golden Clock Tower, and Dancing Shrimp at the Night Bazaar

Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand: On Temples, a Golden Clock Tower, and Dancing Shrimp at the Night Bazaar

Major attractions like Wat Rong Khun and Baan Dam Museum are located outside of the city, but there are a few lesser known temples you can visit within the city's limits. They aren't as spectacular as the White Temple but they do make for a pleasant few hours of temple hopping without the distraction of crowds.
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Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.
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Explore Bangkok on a Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with Expique!

Explore Bangkok on a Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with Expique!

For me, a tuk-tuk is the best and most fun way not just to get around Bangkok, but to explore it too. Being in an open vehicle, you're more exposed to the elements so you get a better feel for the city. The traffic, the smells, the sounds, the chatter. I know many people don't like it but I do find it to be part and parcel of the Bangkok experience.
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Bangkok Food Tour: Eat Your Way through the Back Alleys of Chinatown with A Chef’s Tour!

Bangkok Food Tour: Eat Your Way through the Back Alleys of Chinatown with A Chef’s Tour!

This street food tour takes you through the back alleys of Bangkok's Chinatown. You'll be guided by Chef Nutth Sammerwong who owns a restaurant in Hua Hin District. Imagine that, a bona fide Thai chef and restaurateur taking you on a 4-hour guided street food tour of Bangkok's Chinatown. Seriously, does it get any better than that?
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