Thailand is a beautiful country, with a lot of natural attractions, delicious food, ancient structures that have stood the test of time, and of course its friendly and beautiful people. It’s no wonder so many expats come here and call it their home.
Up in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Mai is very popular with foreign visitors, not only for the reasons mentioned, but because of the low cost of living as well. Three hours away in the north, the small towns in the province of Chiang Rai may not be as famous, but they’re just as beautiful. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Chiang Rai.
Chiang Rai is Beautiful
The beauty of Chiang Rai lies in its natural resources. There are waterfalls, rivers, and small picturesque villages in the province. If you prefer solitude and the slow pace of rural living, Chiang Rai would be perfect for you.
It’s Easy to get Around in Chiang Rai
Since Chiang Rai is a small province, it’s very easy to go around there. Just rent a motorbike or a bicycle and you’re set.
You can Experience a Laid Back, Rural Lifestyle
Unlike Chiang Mai, there aren’t so many tourists here, other than those with extra few days or so to spend or those who are on a border run to Myanmar. That means that life is more laid back, more authentically rural. The more interesting sites are not within the cities itself so it doesn’t get overrun by tourists.
Being rural, however, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have the comforts of home. Chiang Rai has enough hotels and resorts that cater to all kinds of travelers. There are yoga teacher training programs too, for those who want to learn useful skills while on holiday.
Next time you visit Thailand, make sure to drop by Chiang Rai!
Enroll in our Yoga Teacher Training Program Thailand
Patanjali Institute has a unique program that combines yoga teacher training and clinical hypnotherapy training in Chiang Rai near Chiang Mai. If you want to experience the Yoga Teacher Training Program Thailand, check out our schedule for upcoming classes and availability.