If you are planning to travel overland from Luang Prabang to Thailand you could head south to Vientiane and go to Nong Khai, or you could travel west to the Northern Region of Thailand to explore exciting Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, with stops at Sukhothai and Ayutthaya on the way to Bangkok.
Bus Times to Chiang Rai (Thailand)
There is a single daily bus service from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai in Thailand which you can book online.
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- This service is on a sleeper bus with fully reclined seats.
- The scheduled journey time is 18 hours.
Buy Tickets to Chiang Rai
Use the Search Box below to buy your bus tickets from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai.
Luang Prabang Bus Station
Naluang Bus services to Chiang Rai depart from the Tourist and International Bus Station on the opposite side of the road to the Southern Bus Terminal in Luang Prabang.
Chiang Rai Bus Station
Naluang bus services from Luang Prabang terminate at Bus Terminal in 2 Chiang Rai.
The White Temple in Chiang Rai
The White Temple, also known as Wat Rong Khun, is a major tourist tourist attraction about 15 km south of Chiang Rai. The temple is famous for its intricate artwork on newly constructed buildings at an existing Buddha temple. The temple is an ongoing project with 4 out of a total of 9 planned buildings fully completed. The work is being undertaken and funded privately by famous Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat as a philanthropic venture to provide a place for the study and practice of Buddhism.
The temple is open to visitors every day from 08:00 to 18:00 and admission costs 50 THB. Many visitors also make a donation to the temple when they visit because funds still need to be raised in order to complete this unique artistic masterpiece.