Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong
located on Doi Chom Thong on the bank of the Kok River within Muang district, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. A major religious site in Chiang Rai, it was from here that King Mengrai spotted the strategic location on which to establish the town. The Chedi containing the Holy Relic was probably renovated at the same time the town was being built.
Located at the former townhall, Ho Watthanatham Nithat is a museum exhibiting ancient artifacts and written records on history, literature and indigenous intelligence as well as exhibits on royal activities by the late Princess Mother at Doi Tung . It is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 8.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m.