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The current slogan is, "เหนือสุดในสยาม ชายแดนสามแผ่นดิน ถิ่นวัฒนธรรมล้านนา ล้ำค่าพระธาตุดอยตุง" ("The northernmost of Siam, the frontier of three lands, the home to the culture of Lanna and Doi Tung Temple") Chiang Rai International Airport has domestic flights to both Bangkok airports, which connect to regional and international flights. Chiang Rai Province is intersected by Asian Highway 2, which runs for over 13,000 km (over 8,000 miles) from Denpasar in Indonesia to Kosravi in Iran, and by Asian Highway 3, which runs for over 7,000 km (4,300 mi) from Kentung in Myanmar to Ulan-Ude in Russia. Culturally, they design their houses having only one floor with wooden gable decorations called "ka-lae".

The Mekong River forms the boundary with Laos, the Mae Sai and Ruak River with Burma.

Through the town of Chiang Rai itself, flows the "Mae Kok" Kok River and south of it the Lao River, a tributary of the Kok.

Lahu (Musor) are also from the Yunnanese area and live in high areas. Karen live in various areas of the region which have valleys and riverbanks.

Chin Haw in Chiang Rai consist primarily of the former Kuomintang (KMT army) who took refuge in the area, mainly in Santikhiri/Doi Mae Salong. They raise livestock and grow rice, corn, tobacco, and cabbage.

The average elevation of the province is 580 metres (1,900 ft).

The north of the province is part of the so-called Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma converge, an area which prior to the rise of agricultural production of coffee, pineapple, coconuts, and banana plantations, was unsafe because of drug smuggling across the borders.The rice is served steamed and some add sweeteners for a dessert rice.Typical main dishes in the area are dishes of curried chicken or shrimp and particularly kaeng khanun (spicy jackfruit curry), kaeng yuak (banana stalk curry), sai ua (grilled pork sausage), and Yunnanese and Burmese rice noodles.Originating from Tibet and southern China, they dwell on high ground around 1,200 meters above sea level.Within their villages they build spirit gateways to protect them from evil spirits.The Wat Phra That Doi Tung temple on top of the hill, according to the chronicles, dates back to the year 911.

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