So you are heading to Chiang Rai, Thailand? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.
On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!
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Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Chiang Rai is a great place. You know that already, otherwise you wouldn’t be looking for secret travel Chiang Rai now, right?! Although the city is very famous thanks to its majestic white temple, not many travelers stay here over night. It is quite common to visit Chiang Rai on a day trip. And this is a big advantage for you, us and every other slow-travel minded globetrotter!
And it is not just the cool and hip corners of Chiang Rai that will make you enjoy the city. Chiang Rai is also home to the stylish Boutique Hostel of Happynest Inspiring Hostel. Spacious room, a super lovely team, and a bright boutique style make the Happynest Inspiring Hostel your cosy accommodation and our 5 Star Hostel in Chiang Rai!
The staff at Happynest Hosel is from Chiang Rai and surroundings itself. And who is a better expert to ask for secret travel tips Chiang Rai? So, we teamed up with our friends at Happynest Hostel to bring you this Geeky Guide.
You can download these 5 Secret Tips for Chiang Rai for free right to your inbox. We included a delicious authentic restaurant, a hip bar to enjoy a night out, the coffee geeks in town and two more activities to relax. You’re gonna love it!
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Enjoy Chiang Rai and Happynest Hostel,
The Travel Guide Chiang Rai keeps following secrets:
- Enjoy a drink with some live music! Cosy and relaxing!
- YUMMY! The favorite restaurant of Tee, the owner of Happynest Inspiring Hostel!
- We are Hostel Geeks, so we get a coffee at the local Coffee Geeks!
- More coffee, more time to relax!
- Our personal recommendation for a hot spring!
Happynest Inspiring Hostel in Chiang Rai – the 5 Star Hostel
We are thrilled and excited about this treasure of Hostel! The Happynest Hostel Chiang Rai is the 5 Star Hostel in town. The accommodation comes in an industrial loft design. The open-space concept combined with the local materials such as teak-wood and bamboo give this place a special vibe of feeling free to travel the world in style!
Our Booking recommendation: You can find the lowest prices for a booking directly on the website of Happynest Inspiring Hostel. Also, we collected 11 Hacks to book Hostels like a pro which might be quite helpful for you. Check out all our hostel guides to learn everything you need to know about Hostels!
Personal recommendation: We recommend to stay for 2 nights around Chiang Rai! You can join fun cooking classes, visit many cool places nearby, and enjoy a local vibe in Chiang Rai.
Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries