Colors of Chiang Rai - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Chiang Rai is often called the city of endless festivals, as a lot of interesting events are held here throughout the year. Its brightest holidays are held in February, April and November. In April, locals celebrate one of the most anticipated and exciting events, Songkran or Thai New Year. The event is accompanied by a number of original traditions; some of them may seem very unusual to foreign visitors.
Chiang Rai offers a decent selection of entertainment options for fans of active pastime. Baan Zen Yoga Reiki Chakras balancing is the unique leisure center. It is a massive and beautifully … Open
Water is poured on all passers during the festive day; this hilarious tradition symbolizes cleansing before the start of the next year. Going for a walk through city streets, don’t devote much time to choose clothes and make-up, as water would be probably poured in a minute. Locals and tourists who regularly visit the Songkran holiday have long accustomed to this fun entertainment and know that it’s necessary to go for a walk alone with plenty of water.
A very symbolic and touching holiday called Loy Krathong is celebrated in November. The festival starts with launching small boats named Krathong that are decorated with skillful compositions of candles and flowers. Copyright
1. Fans of the evening entertainment have to consider that after 9:00 pm the city literally freezes, as the majority of dining places and shops are closed. In the evening, the busiest place … Open
Those who love flowers would like the festival held in February. The grand Flower Festival is accompanied by an abundance of recreational activities, including exhibitions and solemn processions, exciting competitions, concerts and the traditional beauty contest. In days of the festival, Chiang Rai is immersed in the unique flower atmosphere; streets are decorated with fragrant garlands and flowers can be seen literally everywhere.
Chiang Rai is famous for its culinary traditions, which also form a part of its culture. It is home to the famous culinary school that can be visited by all those interested. Local chefs provide interesting master classes for visitors; those who wish to learn all the tricks can enroll for longer cooking classes, as local schools are open to everyone. Chiang Rai is an amazing city full of history and rich cultural traditions.
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Chiang Rai

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