If you are travelling in north Thailand a visit to the city of Chiang Rai is an essential travel destination. Chiang Rai is on the Thai side of the golden triangle, made up of the borders of Myanmar and Laos. Here you will experience even more dramatic mountainous landscapes, stunning architecture made famous by the White Temple – Wat Rong Khun, and the opportunity to learn about the Lanna Kingdom and civilization that ruled the area centuries ago.
Chiang Rai is frequently visited by travellers who are either already in the city of Chiang Mai or directly from Chiang Mai airport. Chiang Rai is located 186 km northeast of Chiang Mai airport and there are two options to travel to this destination. The direct and most convenient option involves taking an airport taxi or private shuttle. The alternative option involves taking a bus, but you first have to travel to the Chiang Mai bus terminal in the city of Chiang Mai and then travel to Chiang Rai, increasing the travel time considerably.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Chiang Mai at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.