Picture Taken by Panot Kanjavasoon, using a Fuji Finepix A500 Camera. Taken 25/12/2008.
Exp time 1/40th sec. F.No: F/8.5 lens focal length, 6.4mm
Phu Chi Fa Point Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) is located on Phaholyotin Road eight kilometres
from downtown Chiang Rai. Car rental is available on arrival from Avis.
The airport is served by Air Asia and Thai Airways to Bangkok and SGA Airlines to
Chiang Mai. Despite the name, the airport has no international connections at all.
There are two bus stations in Chiang Rai. The old bus station and new bus station
- A minibus service runs between the two. It costs 10 Baht and takes 20 minutes.
Old Bus Station is located in the centre of town. Buses coming from Chiang Rai province
Chiang Khong, on the Laos border. Buses leave every hour or so and have the destination
clearly marked. The journey takes two and a half hours and costs 70 baht on local
New Bus Station, Arcade Bus Terminal, ( 7 km north of the city, opposite Carrefour
and just off the super highway ). Buses from else where in Thailand stop here
Chiang Mai - There are three types of bus: normal, a/c and VIP. Normal (local) -
stops everywhere. Takes 4+ hours. Costs 96 Baht. A/C - stops one. Takes about three
hours. Costs 169 Baht. VIP - takes three hours, costs 360. Operated by Green bus
departs Chiang Mai on a regular basis.
The nearest train station is at Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai is about 820 km north of Bangkok and is easily accessible from Bangkok
via highways 1 / 32 and from Chiang Mai on highway 118.