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Chiang Rai Temples

Chiang Rai is home to a number of beautiful temples, including the Wat Phra Kaeo, which was where the famous Emerald Buddha was discovered; Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong, which houses the oldest Holy Relic in Thailand; Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple), an ornate modern temple with large murals of the Lord Buddha; Baan Dam (the Black House), made up of nearly 40 small black structures made of wood, glass, concrete and terra cotta dating back to the days of Ayutthaya; and Munniti Chiang Rai, one of the only Taoist and Mahayana Buddhist temples in Thailand.

Visitors will need to conform to temple dress codes, which include modest dress that covers both the shoulders and the knees.