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GETTING THERE

All Nippon Airways offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Chiang Rai, Thailand, with late-February fares currently starting at about $1,400 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Wanasom resort

333 ThaSud

011-66-5360-3600

www.wanasomresort.com

Spacious lake-view rooms and villas, swimming pools and spa. Rooms from $60.

The Legend Chiang Rai Hotel

124/15 Moo 21, Kohloy Rd.

011-66-5391-0400

www.thelegend-chiangrai.com

Full-service resort on Mae Kok River. Rooms from $103.

WHERE TO EAT

Teak Cafe

222 Moo 4, Mae Chan Rd.

011-66-5378-7205

Contemporary Western cuisine. Entrees start at $7.

Food stalls and markets on Route 1 near Mae Fah Luang University offer great meals from $1 till about 9 p.m. daily.

WHAT TO DO

Hall of Opium

Main Street, Ban Sop Ruak, Chiang Saen

011-66-5378-4444-6

www.maefahluang.org

The global history of the drug. Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $10.

Population and Community Development Association of Chiang Rai

620/25 Thanalai Rd.

011-66-5371-9167

www.pdacr.org

Daily treks to hill tribe villages and other tours, from $60 per person.

Chiang Rai Art Tour

011-66-5315-0169

Three suggested routes for 14 local artists. See “Chiang Rai Treasure Map,” free from local merchants.

Elephant Camp

Ruammit Village

Two-person rides daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from $20.

ST Motorbikes

Jed Yod Road

www.st-motorbike.com

011-66-5375-2180

Rentals with helmet about $5 per day.

INFORMATION

www.tourismthailand.org