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.
Spacious lake-view rooms and villas, swimming pools and spa. Rooms from $60.
The Legend Chiang Rai Hotel
124/15 Moo 21, Kohloy Rd.
Full-service resort on Mae Kok River. Rooms from $103.
222 Moo 4, Mae Chan Rd.
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.
Hall of Opium
Main Street, Ban Sop Ruak, Chiang Saen
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.
Daily treks to hill tribe villages and other tours, from $60 per person.
Chiang Rai Art Tour
Three suggested routes for 14 local artists. See “Chiang Rai Treasure Map,” free from local merchants.
Two-person rides daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from $20.
Jed Yod Road
Rentals with helmet about $5 per day.