I was in Chiang Rai for a few days (I think about three) and I had a good time I didn’t really do anything touristy or fun. I basically just walked around or hung out in the hotel. I was only there for a few hours before I realized that if I wasn’t going to be doing any side-tours that I really wouldn’t have anything adventurous to do. I don’t mind though, I consider this trip to be more of a time to renew, or strengthen past memories. Again, like Chiang Mai, I would get small flashes of the time I was there before.
The city is okay, like I mentioned there really isn’t a lot of things to do if you don’t go on tours so relaxing was my best option for my time there. I felt like the city was small and nice. There is a great night market that is held on Saturday nights so that was my first stop the first night I arrived. It was packed with people. So many people that you pretty much had to keep walking so as not to get run over by the mass of people following behind. I think my heel was stepped on about twenty times. J The food was fantastic though and I had to admit it, but I ate probably enough street food for at least two people. It was the first time on this trip too that I saw some of the more exotic Thai cuisine, like fried mealworms and crickets, and no… just no.