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A lively city with a fascinating history, Chiang Rai offers its visitors an array of temples, great hiking, and bustling markets.

Mueang Chiang Rai is a city in Muang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Province. Chiang Rai is the northernmost large city in Thailand. The city was founded by King Mangrai in 1262 and became the capital of the Mangrai Dynasty. Subsequently, Chiang Rai was conquered by Burma and remained under Burmese rule for several hundred years. It was not until 1786 that Chiang Rai became a Chiang Mai vassal. Siam (Thailand) annexed Chiang Mai in 1899, and Chiang Rai was proclaimed a province of Thailand in 1933. Its attractions include the temples, the Night Bazaar, the Walking Street, and a some natural attractions along the Mae Kok River.
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