Chiang Rai: Why 1 day is enough

David on his bike

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16 Responses

  1. TravelingMel says:

    Sorry to hear it wasn’t a great experience–now I know to skip Chiang Rai! Sometimes travel doesn’t always end up the way you want, but maybe your story searching for the bus will end up being funny one day :). Sounds like you had quite the introduction to motorbiking!

  2. Only By Land says:

    Too bad you didn’t like Chiang Rai. I think I just drove through the city and stopped in a 7-Eleven, I don’t feel like I missed anything after reading this. I did stop at Wat Rong Khun outside the city and took lots of stunning pictures.

  3. Nicole Anderson says:

    That’s a shame that the trip to Chiang Rai was nothing you had hoped it would be. However, when we travel it is all a different and learning experience and I have learned to accept the good with the not so good. And usually there is more good than not and all of it becomes a talking point – hence your post (which I enjoyed reading by the way). Also nice photos and video.

  4. Too many “must see” attractions really feel like they could be done in one day. You have to go, but you wonder why you are there. Sounds like type two fun. It will be fun one day.

  5. I’m sorry you didn’t really enjoy your time in Chiang Rai. But not every town suits every person. At least you got the see the White Temple which is one of the most impressive in South East Asia!

  6. Bhusha says:

    Sometimes it happens so! Our expectations get totally wasted on location! Too bad you got lost, that too in a hail storm! That’s painful!
    But I guess, that’s a learning too! Now, other travelers can refer you blog and take a wise decision!

  7. Yukti says:

    Sometimes you hear about lot of good things about a tourist place and if you find nothing there then it is too disappointing. Also you struggled a lot to get food. People staring at you is also an awkward thing but you got some different experience which you will remember for years.

  8. Ha says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good time in Chiang Rai. I totally understand your feeling. Sometimes I got disappointed about over-famous tourist places as well. Thanks for sharing your honest review about the place.

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