Regular readers will also know that Chiang Rai is my favorite small town in Thailand.  And that I like the rural Chiang Rai countryside even better!  

Regular readers of this column will have seen a couple of these images before.  I wanted to put all my recent rural Chiang Rai images in one place making them easy to find.  Regular readers will also know that Chiang Rai is my favorite small town in Thailand.  And that I like the rural Chiang Rai countryside even better!

I’ve yet to discover my “favorite” rural areas in Chiang Rai.  It seems every time I set out to drive around the countryside I’m delighted by the scenes I discover.  Great skies, mountains, rice fields, lakes, the people, and much more.  Photographically rich!  

I’ve yet to discover my “favorite” rural areas in Chiang Rai.  It seems every time I set out to drive around the countryside I’m delighted by the scenes I discover.  Great skies, mountains, rice fields, lakes, the people, and much more.  Photographically rich!

Even the old shacks you come across are rich in wood tones and textures.  

Even the old shacks you come across are rich in wood tones and textures.

Ranching and farming is done today, as it was done a hundred years ago  

Ranching and farming is done today, as it was done a hundred years ago.

Rice fields are everywhere, but don’t be surprised to come across lakes with beautiful trees just around the next corner.  

Rice fields are everywhere, but don’t be surprised to come across lakes with beautiful trees just around the next corner.

There are enough mountain scapes to decorate many scene backgrounds.  

There are enough mountain scapes to decorate many scene backgrounds.

Rural Chiang Rai, time stands still for maybe over several hundred years, as a fisherman fishes from a hollowed out boat for the evenings meal.  

Time stands still, maybe for over a hundred years, as a fishermen fishes from a hollowed out boat for the evenings meal.

Many farms have man made ponds used for fish farming.  

Many farms have man made ponds used for fish farming.

And interesting landscape by itself, but enhanced by using part of an old shack to frame the landscape.  

And interesting landscape by itself, but enhanced by using part of an old shack to frame the landscape.

Discover the rural landscapes of Chiang Rai on your own.  Challenge yourself to find an unusual perspective, a virgin landscape, or even a new friend to share a meal.  You’ll also love rural Chiang Rai..  

The small size and small dynamic range of a computer monitor doesn’t do this toned black and white image justice.

Discover the rural landscapes of Chiang Rai on your own.  Challenge yourself to find an unusual perspective, a virgin landscape, or even a new friend to share a meal.  You’ll also love rural Chiang Rai..