Living in Thailand Public Transportation February 18, 2022
  Chiang Rai Province ไทย



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Chiang Rai opens for travel season

The city mayor announced opens the city for traveling season starting December 1, 2021

But, the City Bus is not come back to serves the need


Chiang Rai Travel map    

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Chiang Rai Travel Route

Chiang Rai 760 years old city, The Clock Tower, Old Temples, Walking Street (Sat.), Thnon Khon Muan (Sunday wlaking street) Night Bazaar,

  • Wat Rong Suaten
  • Wat Fang Min
  • Rai Choen Tawan (the deep meditation center)
  • Wat Rong Khun (the white temple)
  • Singh Park
  • Khun Korn Water Fall
  • Kok River National Forest, Pha Sert Hot Springs
  • Elephants Camp and Karen community
  • Wat Huai Plakang
  • Art Studio of The Lanna Artists
  • Pong Phra Bat Hot Springs
  • Pong Phra Bat Water Fall
  • Ban Dam Museum (the black house)

Mae Chan District
⦁ Pa Tueng Hot Springs

Mae Fah Luang District
⦁ Doi Mae Sa Long
⦁ Doi Tung

Mae Sai District
⦁ Wat Tham Pla
⦁ Tham Luang - Khun Nam Nang Non
⦁ Mae Sai The Border Town
⦁ Wat Phra That Doi Wao
⦁ Street Food (after 6 pm.)

Chiang Saen District
⦁ Golden Triangle
⦁ Wat Phra That Phu Khao
⦁ Chiang Saen The Ancient City
⦁ Wat Jedee Luang
⦁ Chiang Saen National Museum
⦁ Wat Phra That Pha Ngao (the 2}000 years old temple)

Chiang Khong District
⦁ The Border Town Thai - Laos
⦁ Wat Phra Kaeo

Wiang Kaen District
⦁ A beautiful view of the Mekong River surround by the mountains

Toeng District
⦁ Phu Chi Fah, Doi Pha Tang
⦁ And many more mountain views

Phan District
⦁ Wat Huai Sai Khao
⦁ Huai Sai Khao Hot Springs

Still got times left? How about travel to nearby province, Pha Yao Province; Phu San district and Chiang Kham district

From Toeng District: take highway 1021 to

Phu Zang district of Pha Yao
⦁ Phu Zang National Forest
⦁ Phu Zang Water Fall (hot water fall)

Chiang Kham district
⦁ Thai Lue Community
⦁ Wat Nanta Ram (the all teak wood temple)
⦁ Wat Phra Chao Nung Din (an old buddhis temple)
⦁ And many interesting temple to see

Drive south to Pha Yao district

⦁ Kwan Phayao (the city of beautiful lake)
⦁ And many old temples to visit

Then drive home or continue to nearby provinces

* Backpackers can travel to nearly 70% of the areas in the map with public transportations

 

     
Thamluang - Khun Nam Nang Non National Forest

The easiest way to Thamluang - Khunnam Nang Non National Forest (closed during rainy season)

Khun Nam Nang Non National Forest map

How to reach Tham Luang - Khun Nam Nang Non National Forest .. by bus

  • from Chiang Rai Bus terminal 1
  • Take Green Bus or Blue Van to Mae Sai
  • get off Ban Jong
  • ride a motorcycle taxi
  • or take a walk 1.5 kilometers, these areas are residential area
  • from the entrance of Emerald Pond to the cave is less than 1 kilometer, there are Roth Song Thaew (a pick-up truck with two row seats) to take you to the cave

 

Driving your own vehicle

  • entrance at Prince Chakraphan agriculture field the distance cave is 3 kilometers
  • or entrance at Wat Ban Jong, this entrance are are residential

 

update January 21, 2020    
Travel To ThamLuang With Public Transportation  

From bus station 1 in Chiang Rai city

  • take Geen bus or Blue van to Mae Sai
  • get off "Wat Ban Jong" (วัดบ้านจ้อง)
  • from here to "Tham Luang" entrance is 1.5 k.m. (easy walking distance) this area are residenrial area, it is safe

From Mae Sai Bus Staion; take "Roth Song Thaew" to "Wat Ban Jong"

new bus terminal รถประจำทางเชียงราย
ทางเข้าอุทยานแห่งชาติขุนน้ำนางนอน ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย ถ้ำหลวง - ขุนน้ำนางนอน อ.แม่สาย จ.เชียงราย

Wat Ban Jong is the entrants to National Park from Highway 1

The distance from Highway 1 to the entrance of Khun Nam Namg Non is 1.5 kilometers. there are motor cycle service to take you there for 10 baht

The distance from the entrance of National forest to the entrnce of the cave approximately 1 kilometer, there are Roth Song Thaew to take you for 20 baht, there are free tram ride from entrance of the cave to the cave.

there are another entrance approximately 1 km. further north from Ban Jong entrance, this entrance is directly to the entrance of the cave but not recommend for travelers without vehicle
Public Bus Route
 

Map travel Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai public transportation take you places, some of the buses may looks old and near crumble, but, it will take you there. The new buses being replace the old one (very slowly)

Roth Song Thaew (pickup with two row seats) help fill the gap where the bus didn't go

 

 

Bus Route

green bus line

Green bus

Chiang Rai - Mae Chan - Mae Sai

Chiang Rai - Mae Chan - Chiang Saen

lightblue bus line

Light blue

Chiang Rai - Toeng

Chiang Rai - Phan - Wiang Pa Pao

red (pink) bus line

Red

Chiang Rai - Phya Mengrai - Khun Tan - Chiang Khong - Wiang Kaen

 

city bus line

City bus

Chiang Rai Airport - Bus station 1 - Bus station 2

1. Baan Dam (Black House) 12.5 km. from King Mengrai Monument .. take a green busline .. get off Moo Ban Mae Puka (Baandam Museum) app. 1 km. walking distance
2. Ratchaphat University
3. Chiang Rai Airport
4. Government Center
5. Wat Huay Pla Kung
6. Wat Rong Suaten - 2.5 km. from King Menrai Monument .. take a Green bus or Rod Song Taew .. get off Mae Kok Rd. (Thanon Mae Kok)
7. King Mengrai Monument
8. Bus terminal 1 / Night Bazaar
19. Chiang Rai Hospital
10. Overbrook Hospital
11. Chiang Rai Inter. Hospital
12. Kasemrat Sriburin Hospital
13. Bus Terminal 2
14. Wat Rong Khun - 13 km. from King Mengrai Monument .. take a lightblue busline or Rod SongTaew (to Phan district)
15. Wat Phra Kaew
16. The Clock Tower
17. The ArtBridge Chiangrai
18. Wat Phra Singh
19. Bangkok Hospital (Chiang Rai)
  updated 09/02/20  
City Bus Route Travel Chiang Rai 760 years old city

Chiang Rai city busCity Bus Schedule : Every 30 minutes;
First trip at the Airport 06:20
Last trip (33) 22:30
Fare; 20 baht

Chiang Rai City Bux 1. Chiang Rai Airport
2. Government Center
  • A. District Office
  • B. Administration Office - Immigration Office - Thai Passport Service
  • C.
  • D. Dept. of Rural Highway
  • E. Dept. of Transportation

3. King Mengrai Monument
4. Overbrook Hospital
5. Fresh produce market
6. Bus Terminal 1 - Night Bazaar
7. Chiang Rai Hospital
8. Chiang Rai International Hospital
9. Central Plaza
10. Bus Terminal 2

City Bus Route: Chiang Rai City Bus serving Chiang Rai International Airport, Muang district and two bus terminals

  • Chiang Rai International Airport
  • Government Center (Provincial Administration, District office, Municipal School 6)
  • Kulpan Ville intersection
  • Sport arena center
  • King Menrai Statue iintersection
  • Api Square
  • Chiang Rai Forest office
  • Police Station, Chiang Rai Court
  • Bus terminal 1
  • Mo Pira iintersection
  • Central Plaza
  • Mae Korn intersection
  • Bus terminal 2

Where are the City Bus stops?

At the Airport - located in the area of the north side of the building, or the area near the entrance door for departure,

At the bus terminal 1 and 2 - park inside the bus terminal

From bus terminal 1 to the airport took approximately 30 minutes in the light traffic hours, approximately an hour during heavy traffic hours or the morning hours before 9 A.M. evening hours 4 - 6 P.M.

Currently the City Bus are in the trial period, the buses are small with only 20 seats and a small area for luggage and belongings, it wouldn't be enough in the  near future when tourism and border economic expanding

Map - Chiang Rai City Bus route
Accommodations Near Bus Route
 
Chiang Rai Citu bus line - 6 update Feb.24,2020

1. Chiang Rai Airport
2. Government center *
A. District office
B. Administrative office -
Immigration office -
Thai Passport Service
C. Mae Sai Plant Quarantine Station
D. Dep. of Rural Highway
E. Department of Transport
3. Wat Rong Suaten
4. King Mengrai Monument
5. Overbrook Hospital
6. Bus Tation 1 - Night Bazaar
7. Chiang Rai Hospital
8. Chiang Rai Inter. Hospital
9. Central Plaza
10. Bus station 2

H - Hotel

  • * 350 -
  • ** 600 -
  • *** 1200 -
  • *** 1600 -

HT - Hostel
APT - Room for rent . daily / monthly
G - Guesthouse

APT1 - Chat Resident ** 05.374.7231-2
APT2 - Memory Resident ** 05.374.7250
APT3 - ** B2
APT4 - **

H1 - **
H2 - Baan Lanna ** 05.371.2555
H3 - Laksawan resort ***
H4 - ****
H5 - Laksawan boutique **
H6 - Wiang Inn Riverside ***
H7 - (Dusit ) ****
H8 - The Regency ****
H9 - Thyanya ** ** 05.375.448
H10 - Nak Nakla *** 05.371.7700-3
H11 - Chiang Rai ** 05.371.1266
H12 - Golden Triangle *** 05.371.1339
H13 - Le Patta ****
H14 - Spinomad
H15 - Wang Come *** 05.371.3841 – 8
H16 - Suk Nirand (new) ****
H17 - Sann ***
H18 - Blue Lagoon ** 05.375.2789- 90
H19 - Wiang Inn ***
H20 - Diamond Park **
H21 - H-2-M **
H22 - Hi Chiang Rai ** 05.371.6699
H23 - Golden Land **
H24 - Ariya **
H25 - Amorn Inn ** ** 05.375.6041
H26 - Sabai Inn * 05.375.6600-1
H27 -
H28 - Space Hotel ** 05.360.0453, Hop Inn **
H29 - Ruen Tip *** 05.371.983
H30 - Inn Come ***
H31 - The Mantrini ****
H32 - Grand Vista **** 05.374.6053
H33 - Piman Inn **
H34 - (Sport Inn) ** 05.375.6733
H35 - (Little Duck) ***
H36 - Grand Room ***
H37 - Hop Inn **
H38 - Sun and Moon **
H39 -
H - 40 *
H - 41 **
     
Roth Song Thaew to Wat Rong Khun
 
Roth Song Thaew to Wat Rong Khun

This blue pickup (Roth Song Thaew) serving Chiang Rai - Phan district travel on highway 1 past Wat Rong Khun

stations at the front of Tesaban Market 1 (fresh produce market)

 

map-transport

Bus Terminal 1
อาคารสถานีขนส่ง 1 อาคารสถานีขนส่ง 1  

The new bus terminal 1 locate on Prasopluk Rd. It has 4 floors, 3 top floors for parking, ground floor for office and bus depot

currency exchange

new banknote

 

currency exchange rate from central bank

 
currency exchange from central bank distinctive of new banknote  
     

Thailand weather

emergency phone

 
  • Emergency 191 / 1190
  • Stolen car 1192
  • Byway Police 1193
  • Water way accident 1196
  • Traffic information 1197
  • Rescue unit 1154
  • Tourist Police 1155
  • Traffic route information 1543
  • Narenthorn emergency health 1669
  • Accident report - Police hospital 1691
 
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