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 overnight. 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. And who is a better expert to ask for secret travel tips for Chiang Rai? So, we teamed up with our friends at Happynest Hostel to bring you this Geeky Guide.
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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 going to love it!
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Enjoy Chiang Rai and Happynest Hostel,
The Travel Guide Chiang Rai keeps the 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
We are thrilled and excited about this treasure of Hostel!
The Happynest Hostel is the cool hostel in Chiang Rai.
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!
Good to know: We recommend staying 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.
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