Chiangrai, Northern Thailand

The city of Chiangrai lies North and west of Chiang Mai. Thailand meets with the borders of Myanmar (Burma) and Laos, near the Golden Triangle, a region of rugged hills, forests and rivers, where are the villages of the hill tribe people, who retain their distinctive dress and customs. Historic towns, such as Chiang Rai, Wat Thaton and Mae Hong Son, are among the sightseeing highlights of this region. Mai Sai is the northernmost town in Thailand and also the site of an occasional border crossing to Myanmar