Adorned with numerous Buddhist stupas depicting the unique heritage charm and extraordinary architecture of Far East, Chiang Rai ranks high on the itineraries of many tourists who net lucrative deals on tickets to visit Thailand.

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The dramatic contrast of breathtaking scenic beauty, multi-cultural harmony and smiling faces make Thailand an incredible country. Beside this unique flavour and myriad of fascinating tourist lures, the holy shrines of Thailand entice thousands of travellers. Especially pious souls and people who have a special interest in various architectural style of the nation are often seen on a mad scramble to reserve tickets aboard flights arriving here. Thailand is dotted with numerous Wats featuring incredible examples of grand architecture and Chiang Rai is one of the most popular destinations that entice many travellers including architects as well as Buddhists disembarking flights in the northern part of the country. The article discusses few of many most popular sacred places of worship for those looking for deals on tickets for the city to witness the quintessence of spirituality in Thailand.

Wat Rong Khun

This recently built temple is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture and is one of the most prominent shrines in Chiang Rai. Designed by Chaloemchai Khositphiphat, a renowned visual artist in Thailand, Wat Rong Khun boasts beautiful white ordination hall adorned with silver glittering pieces of mirrors. Visitors do not need to purchase entry tickets to witness the mesmerising sight of the murals describing the epic tale of Lord Budhdha, Phya Naga, inside this place of worship.

Bandam Museum

Known as Black Temple, Bandam Museum is located just ten kilometres out from the city centre. Travellers booking tickets to visit the northern part of Thailand and having an interest in some eerie places can take a tour here. Themed in the darkness of humankind, the museum features unique displays made of remnants of dead animals; starting from snake skin to moose antlers, blow fish as well as water buffalo skulls.

Wat Phra Kaew

Set in tranquil surroundings, this beautiful Buddhist temple was built during fourteenth century and houses the famous Emerald Buddha statue. Legend says that the statue was discovered when a bolt of lightning hit a stupa on the grounds, cracking it open and revealing the Buddha inside. This holy place is a must visit site for many tourists reserving tickets on Thailand bound flights to visit Chiang Rai. Though cameras are not allowed inside the complex, the serenity of the temple and the interesting museum are sure to give flights to one’s fancy.

Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong

Situated majestically on the banks of the Kok River, this shrine is considered as the oldest sacred relic built in this part of the country and visited by a good number of pilgrims disembarking flights at this Thai city. The holy relic housed in the stupa dates back fourteenth century. The partial vistas of the river and river breezes are the greatest rewards of visiting this sacred site.

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