Chiang Rai - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Chiang Rai


Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters second day

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Looming rain is one of the main enemies of the operation, threatening to flood the cave complex in mountainous northern Thailand, although a bewildering array of other dangers could also doom their safe return

RESCUERS. Thai soldiers walk out from the Tham Luang cave area as operations continue for the 8 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 9, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thiu/AFP

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Nov 21, 2015 - 4:05 PM

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WHITE TEMPLE. Wat Rong Khun is one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand, and this is one of many spectacular destinations in Southeast Asia. All photos by Joshua Berida

Elderly Thai man faces charges 'for giving protesters flowers'

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Preecha Kaewbanpaew a 77 year old former teacher was arrested in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Sunday

PROTESTS. Thai security forces deploy at Victory Monument. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official

May 06, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Aftershocks continue to rock northern Thailand a favored tourist destination a day after a magnitude 6 earthquake hit the area

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake rattles northern Thailand

May 05, 2014 - 7:47 PM

UPDATED The quake was felt as far south as Bangkok where tall buildings shook for several seconds

Gunshots rattle Thai capital as Yingluck flies to bailiwick

Feb 26, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Yingluck is summoned by an anti graft panel on Thursday February 27 to hear charges of neglect of duty in connection with a rice subsidy scheme

FOR THE CHILDREN. Thai anti-government protesters, wearing black to mourn the deaths of 4 Thai children from attacks on anti-government protest sites, carry large Thai flags during a rally in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 February 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA