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The resort, a fusion of traditional Lanna and contemporary Thai, designed to merge harmoniously with our riverside surroundings
Warm smiles and friendly faces you are likely to meet at The Legend.
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Transfer by bus or private limousine
Located in single or two-storey contemporary Lanna-style buildings of two, four or six units
Located in single-storey buildings of two units designed in contemporary Lanna style
Located in single-storey buildings of two units constructed in contemporary Lanna style
A beautiful accommodation choice, ideal for honeymooners, wedding anniversaries or other ‘special’ holidays
Our biggest accommodation. Spacious, luxury 2-bedroom pool villa for your family. With uninterrupted riverviews and its own pool
The legacy of this region is shared and perpetuated by the local people
Our treatments use ancient remedies handed down through successive generations
The Riverside Terrace, Ou Kao Classic Thai Restaurant, and Suan Chainam BBQ Restaurant and Beer Garden
An infinity pool of over 200 square metres with integrated bubble bed
Located on the river front, this attractive venue is suitable for various important events and special occasions
The Gateway to the Golden Triangle. Chiang Rai the capital of Thailand's northern most province
Doi Tung Temple, Mae Faluang Garden, the Royal Palace, Doi Mae Salong and boat trip along the Kok river
Yao, Long Neck Karen, Lahu and Akha villages; Mae Sai, Golden Triangle, Chiang Saen, etc.
Discovering the hill tribes around Chiang Rai
Golf, cycling and elephant trekking, riverboat rides and more.
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In Chiang Rai
The city of Chiang Rai was founded in 1262 by King Meng Rai as the first capital of the Lanna Thai Kingdom. The capital was later moved to Chiang Mai. Over 150 years (1786 to 1933), the region of Chiang Rai officially became a province of Thailand.
The small city lends itself easily to delightful discoveries, and if time permits, booking a city tour with a competent guide, then renting a bicycle to explore on your own is a nice combination. There are a number of lovely old temples, the most revered being Wat Phra Kaeo, where the original 'Emerald Buddha' (now in Bangkok's Grand Palace) was once enshrined. Wat Phra Sing, houses several interesting Buddha images, and is also a long-established school for Pali, the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. Atop a breezy hill, Wat Doi Thong provides a pleasant and scenic finale to a city temple tour. The most visually impressive and most-photographed because of its pure white ‘wedding cake’ appearance and startling interiors, is the recently-built Wat Rom Kung, or “White Temple” located just outside the city. Its creator, and now-famous artist, Chaloemchai Khositphiphat, also painted murals for the Buddhapadipa temple in Wimbledon, England. Also on the city outskirts, and in stark colour contrast, the "Black Temple” is actually a museum, created by national artist Thawan Duchanee, and comprising around three dozen black-painted structures housing a variety of Thawan’s paintings and sculptures, plus many other unusual exhibits.
The small Cultural Hall Museum close to the TAT building in town offers some informative exhibits which provide added interest to a stay here, and for those desiring a broader historical and cultural perspective, the elaborate Oub Kham private museum houses a large variety of rare and antique Lanna exhibits. Worth seeing too, is the Princess Mother '90 Museum, dedicated to the beautiful and benevolent life (1900-1995) of the much-loved mother of the current King Bhumipol Adulyadej, likewise the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, located in lovely manicured grounds on the fringe of the city, and home to some of the finest examples of Lanna art and Culture. For browsing and shopping, Chiang Rai offers a number of markets, including the ever-popular Night Bazaar, and two colourful weekend markets - the Saturday Walking Street Market and the Sunday ‘Happy Street’ Market, which although smaller, also features a variety of entertaining and unusual street performers.
Naturally, you can enjoy the fantastic Thai cuisine in Chiang Rai—or you can just relax on the banks of the Mae Kok River and watch the day go by.
The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa wants you to experience everything that we have love about this city. This is why we have created a comprehensive index of why you should come and visit Chiang Rai. Following is this list. You can also use the navigation on the left to explore why Chiang Rai is worth visiting.
Chiang Rai Culture
This is a list of cultural sites The Legend is recommending you visit during your stay in Chiang Rai.:
Arts in Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai has a thriving arts scene with some artists having reached international and national reputations for their work.
Chiang Rai Festivals
Thailand celebrates its culture, heritage and itself with many festivals—this is also the case in Chiang Rai. Here is a list of annual festivals.