Towards the northernmost end of Thailand, rests the city of Chiang Rai. The commercial hub is like a golden triangle that shares borders with Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. This tourist attraction in Thailand is not to be missed on your Thailand tour not only for its historic significance but also for its natural beauty and relaxing atmosphere. Historically, Chiang Rai became the capital city during the reign of King Mangrai in 1262. Since then, the city has survived many invasions and imbibed the culture of the conquerors. The Buddhist shrines, the Emerald Buddha statue and the nightlife make the city a hot tourist destination in Thailand.