Chiang Rai Archive

Organising Thailand Tourist Visas From Singapore

The first port of call after having my Australian passport renewed was the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore to organise our 60 day Tourist Visas. For those of you who aren’t aware, Australian’s receive thirty (30) days of free tourist visa access if they fly into Thailand. If you enter by land then it

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Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 2

Time for Magic Travel Blog’s Trip Update 2! It has been about six weeks since we last did an update. Our first update was from Kuala Lumpur all the way through Malaysia, into Thailand, up to Chiang Mai where we went to the dentist a lot. We ended our trip update just before we

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How To Get From Chiang Rai To Chiang Khong Easily.

Ooh lah lah. It is local bus time. Travelling with the local Thai people is what we love to do best. There is no air con, no free water, no free biscuits, and certainly no toilet to use. Just a lovely time spent on a small seated bus with small local Thai people. Nice!

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The Clock Tower In Chiang Rai

When you look at all the travel guides and sites about Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand they always use the “Clock Tower” as the guide of distance. For example, “the hotel is 5 minutes walk from the clock tower”. Ok, so, why is this clock tower so important then? The Clock Tower in Chiang

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Chiang Rai Accommodation – i-House Chiangrai Review

We found choosing accommodation in Chiang Rai to be fairly hard. Properties were either too basic or too high end for us. We need something right in the middle. Simple, comfortable, a desk preferably and a wifi connection. A lot of research on TripAdvisor and Agoda, and we found a winner – i-House Chiangrai.

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Wat Rong Khun – The White Temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun is quite a sight. It is an all white temple situated just south of Chiang Rai, north of Chiang Mai in Thailand. We had seen a number of photos of The White Temple but nothing could prepare us for seeing it so close up. The photos that we have taken do

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How To Get From Chiang Mai To Chiang Rai Easily

How exciting! We were finally going to Chiang Rai. And stopping there for a few days. This is how we did it. Chiang Rai is just over three hours north of Chiang Mai. We have gone through Chiang Rai a number of times when doing visa runs to Tachilek in Myanmar. We know the

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