Chiang Rai Useful Information

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Tourist Information Center
Area of Responsibility: Chiang Rai ,Phayao
Language Support: English
Contact: 448/16 Singhaklai Rd., Mueang, Chiang Rai 57000; Tel. 053 717 433, 053 744 674 to 5
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri from 08.30 am. – 04.30 pm.
Services & Facilities: Support tourism for Thai and Foreign visitors by providing brochures on tourism and creating and producing tourism media.
Health and Safety Tips
Health
Chiang Rai is a small city, but still has reasonably comprehensive medical facilities. If you're in need of an MRI scanner though, or similar high end technologies, you'll be heading to Chiang Mai or Bangkok.

The main hospitals are a mix of private, missionary and government facilities. There are also lots of local clinics with various specialties. The doctors at these clinics are usually from the main hospitals, offering private services in their own clinic.

The main hospitals are: Kasemrad Sriburin Hospital, Chaingrai Regional Hospital, Overbrook Hospital
Safety Tips
The standard of hygiene in first class hotels is in general o.k., but you should not drink the tap water (though it can be used for teeth brushing). The better hotels provide bottled drinking water for free. You should be careful with the food from food stalls or in simple restaurants. Eat only things that have been thoroughly cooked and are served really hot. The large amounts of chili that are part of nearly every Thai dish may have a disinfecting effect, but you should not rely on this! (The people themselves are nearly always neat and clean, but sometimes they use dirty water for dishwashing, etc.) Northern Thailand is still a malaria area, so consult you doctor before your trip. (You can look up details about Prevention of Malaria Infection at the web site of the University of Leicester). Vaccinations against tetanus, hepatitis, and salmonella infections are also advisable.
Useful Phone Number
Travel Agency
Web Sawadee Plc.  
Bangkok Office 0 2674 5555
Koh Samui Office 0 7742 9999
Emergency & Information
Ambulance Service 1669
Directory Enquiries 1113
Emergency 191
Fire 199
Vehicle Theft Police 1192
TAT Region 2 0 5374 4674
   
Immigration Checkpoint  
Chiang Khong 0 5379 1663
Chiang Saen 0 5374 0249
Mae Sai 0 5373 1008
   
Tourist Office & Tourist  
Highway Police 0 5374 2441
TAT Call Center 1672
Tourist Information Office 0 5371 7433
Tourist Police 0 5371 7779
Police Stations
Boon Rueang 0 5378 3445
Chiang Khong 0 5379 1426
Chiang Saen 0 5377 7111
Doi Luang 0 5379 0090
Khun Tan 0 5365 7034
Koh Chang 0 5367 5694
Mae Aor 0 5360 5295
Mae Chan 0 5371 1444
Mae Chedi 0 5378 9508
Mae Fah Luang 0 5376 7109
Maelao 0 5377 8199
Maesai 0 5373 1444
Mae Suai 0 5378 6004
Mae Yao 0 5373 7191
Mueang Chiang Rai 0 5371 1588
Padad 0 5376 1012
Phan 0 5372 1515
Phaya Mengrai 0 5379 9113
Theong 0 5379 4405
Wiang Chai 0 5376 9236
Wiang Chiang Rung 0 5395 3155
Wiang Kaen 0 5360 8318
Wiang Pa Pao 0 5378 1466
Healthy
Hospitals  
Chaingrai Regional 0 5371 1300
Chiang Saen 0 5377 7317
Fort Mengraimaharaj 0 5371 7649
Kasemrad Sriburin 0 5391 0999
Khun Tan 0 5360 6221
Mae Chan 0 5377 1300
Mae Fah Luang 0 5373 0191
Maelao 0 5360 3113
Somdet Phrayuppharat Chiang Khong 0 5379 1206
Somdet Phra Yan Sangwon 0 5360 3123
Maesai 0 5373 1300
Mae Suai 0 5378 6017
Overbrook 0 5371 1366
Padad 0 5365 4479
Phan 0 5372 1345
Phaya Mengrai 0 5379 9033
Thoeng 0 5379 5259
Wiang Chiang Rung 0 5395 3137
Wiang Kaen 0 5360 8146
Wiang Pa Pao 0 5378 1342
   
Dental Care  
Ban Rak Fun Dental Clinic 0 5374 5042
Pakorn Dental Clinic 0 5379 5846
Prachak Dental Clinic 0 5371 4724
Somphong Dental Clinic 0 5371 1741
Thantasin Dental Clinic 0 5372 1368
Yim Suay Clinic 0 5371 1733
Post Offices
Bandu 0 5379 3905
Chanchawa 0 5377 5102
Chiang Khong 0 5379 1555
Chiang Rai 0 5371 3685
Chiang Saen 0 5377 7116
Huay Krai 0 5376 3009
Khun Tan 0 5365 7318
Lanna 0 5371 7131
Mae Chan 0 5377 1979
Mae Chedi 0 5378 9324
Mae Kham 0 5377 9114
Maelao 0 5372 9103
Mae Sai 0 5373 1402
Mae Suai 0 5378 6101
Mae Yen 0 5395 7039
Padad 0 5376 1043
Phan 0 5372 1498
Phaya Mengrai 0 5379 9074
Plong 0 5395 4183
Theong 0 5379 5389
Wiang Chai 0 5376 9234
Wiang Kaen 0 5360 8028
Wiang Pa Pao 0 5378 1198
Transportation
Bus Services Timetable
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 0 5371 1369
Intra Tour 0 5371 1235
Karuhard Tour 0 5374 2429
Siam First Tour 0 5371 1882
The Transport Co.,Ltd. 1490
   
Choke Rung Tavee Tour  
- Huay Krai 0 5376 3034
- Mae Chan 0 5377 1657
- Mae Fah Luang 08 9191 6710
- Mae Kham 08 69126 654
- Mae Sai 0 5364 0123
- Mueang Chiang Rai 0 5371 4045
- Phan 0 5372 1247
   
Sombat Tour  
- Call Center 02 792 1444
- Ban Ta 0 5379 7096
- Chiang Khong 0 5379 1644
- Chiang Saen 08 3603 2754
- Mae Chan 0 5377 1656
- Mae Sai 0 5364 6473
- Nang Lae 0 5371 4971
- Mueang Chiang Rai 0 5370 6353
- Phan 0 5365 8877
- Thakhen Ku 0 5370 1338
- Theong 0 5379 5452
   
Airport Information  
Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport 0 5379 8000
   
Airlines Timetables
SAG Airlines (Nok Mini) 1318, 0 5328 0444
   
Air Asia  
- Airport 0 5379 3545
- Reservations & Ticketing 02 515 9999
   
Thai Airways
- Airport 0 5379 8200
- Reservations & Ticketing 0 53711179
   
Orient Thai Airlines (One-Two-Go)  
- Airport 0 5379 3555
- Reservations & Ticketing 1126
Banks & Currency Exchange Services
Branch Location  
Bangkok Bank  
- Big C Chiang Rai 0 5374 7058
- Chiang Rai 0 5371 1258
- Ha Yaek Phokhun Mengrai 0 5371 8113
- Mae Chan 0 5377 1059
- Mae Fah Luang University 0 5378 7710
- Rajabhat Chiang Rai University 0 5377 6281
- Mae Sai 0 5373 2701
- Mae Suai 0 5378 6012
- Phan 0 5372 1234
- Mae Kha Chan Sub 0 5370 4411
- Tesco Lotus Mae Sai 0 5373 4561
   
Bank of Ayudhya  
- Chiang Rai 0 5371 1607
- Mae Fah Luang University Sub 0 5391 2121
- Phokhun mengrai intersection Sub 0 5371 1793
- Mae Sai 0 5364 0769-71
- Phan 0 5372 1251
- PTT Rimkok Chiang Rai Sub 0 5371 8383
 
Bank Thai
- Chiang Rai 0 5371 4029
 
Kasikorn Bank
- Chiang Khong 0 5365 5393
- Chiang Rai 0 5371 1515
- Ha Yaek Po Khun Mengrai Sub 0 5374 8311
- Thanon Super Highway Chiang Rai 0 5375 4144
- Huai Khrai Mae Chan Sub 0 5366 7825
- Mae Chan 0 5366 0721
- Mae Sai 0 5364 0786
- Pa Daet 0 5365 4282
 
Siam Commercial Bank
- Chiang Khong 0 5379 1119
- Chiang Saen 0 5377 7041
- Sam Liam Thong Kham Sub 0 5378 4242
- Ban Du (Chiang Rai) Sub 0 5370 3163
- Si Yaek Mae Korn (Chiang Rai) 0 5374 6369
- Big C Chiang Rai Sub 0 5374 6971
- Chiang Rai 0 5371 1901
- Maechan Sub 0 5366 1014
- Mae Sai 0 5373 2164
- Wiang Chai Sub 0 5376 9099
- Wiang Pa Pao 0 5378 1101
   
Currency Exchange Booths  
Kasikorn Bank  
- Chiang Rai Airport 0 5379 8266
   
Siam Commercial Bank  
- Chiang Rai 0 5371 1579
- Sam Liam Thong Kham 0 5378 4190