At the top of a hill a short distance from the northwest corner of Chiang Saen is the temple of Wat Phrathat Jom Kitti. The temple, and in particular its chedi, is thought to pre-date the founding.

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Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Lanna Kingdom is a melting pot of culture and crafts from many eras and ethnic groups. Architecture, masonry, bronzeware...

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Golden Triangle is one of Asia's two main opium-producing areas. It is an area of around 367,000 square miles (950,000 km2) .

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Far from Chiang Mai, Thailand is around 170km, Chiang Rai is bordered with Laos and Myanmar. This place is not noisy like Chiang Mai but it has the charm beauty that anyone also want to explore such as from the Karen clan has the long necks to the special artificial architectures such as the While Temple, the Black House and the Golden Triangle where has been ever a heroin business center of the world previously.

According the history, Chiang Rai has ever been the capital city of Lanna Kingdom in the 7th century. After Chiang Mai has been chosen to replace is Chiang Mai has just only the place to keep the magnific hallmarks. However, with the tourist is Chiang Rai is still an attracted destination base on the creating of the local people at here through the different generations.

The Karen people village with the long necks is always the most interested attraction with the tourist in Chiang Rai although it is also little different for the tourist to go to Karen village by the different roads. Almost the houses in this village become the shops to sell the souvenirs for the tourist, the local people at here do not invite and pull the tourist to buy their souvenirs, they let the tourist free to choose and buy what they want.

In fact, there are five ethnic people in Karen village, they live in a group and almost the tourist want to stay here longer to explore about the strange clothes as well as customs of the locals at here such as the women at here often wear the bronze necklace with around 25 layer and 5kg weighty, this makes the necks of women is until 30cm height.

Beside the Karan Vilalge with the long neck locals in Chiang Rai is the tourist also should not be missed the most special two architectures in Chiang Raiin Thailand is the While Temple and Black House. People said that you are considered as not yet visit Chiang Rai if you do not yet visit these most special two architectures.

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