Getting to Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai International Airport is easily accessible via Bangkok on Thai Air, Air Asia or Bangkok Air, about an hour's flight time. There are direct flights from cities in China including Kunming, and from Hong Kong via HK Express Air. Thai VietJet Air operates a direct flight from Phuket to Chiang Rai three times a week.
Or you can drive from Chiang Mai, about three hours, through mountain roads and one of the most scenic drives in Northern Thailand. Do visit hill tribe stalls along the way, selling herb products, handicrafts and wild jungle orchids. Best time to visit Chiang Rai is Nov - Feb with clear, crisp weather, daytime highs 20-25 degrees celsius and night time 15-20 degrees.
Dressing is always outdoor casual, in Chiang Rai.