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I am "parking" Leisure activities section here. I do not believe it to be encyclopedic. Better suited for Wikivoyage.
Golf Santiburi Chiang Rai is one of the best courses in the country and is only 15 minutes from the city. Waterford is an attractive course about 45 minutes north of Chiang Rai city. The military course is on the way to the Mae Fah Luang Bridge, not far from the Dusit Hotel. The old airport has a 9 hole course.
Longtail boat cruise A longtail boat ride on the Kok River is a fun way to experience the scenery and see hill tribe villages. There are daily trips from Tha Ton, near the Burmese border. The main boat dock is on the north side of the Mae Fah Luang Bridge, not far from the Rimkok Hotel.
Elephant Riding Elephant riding is possible at Baan Ruamit, about 30 minutes from Chiang Rai by car or 1 hour by longtail boat.
Trekking An extensive network of trails mainly used by hill tribe villagers covers the mountain areas of Mae Suai, Mae Salong, Doi Chaang, and the banks along the Mae Kok River.
Rock Climbing Limestone karst hills are mostly in the north and western parts of the province. Some have vertical sides, potentially great for climbing, though often vine covered and, as yet, unexplored. The only designated rock climbing park in Chiang Rai is Boomerang Park, with cleared routes for top rope climbing for all skill levels. GPS: N19.55323 E99.47528
Mountain Biking Chiang Rai has mountain biking due to the extensive network of paved roads with little traffic and dirt roads in the mountains.
Zip Lines and Asia's Largest Swing Called '"pie in the sky", it has an arc of 45 meters, coming down from steep limestone cliff and soaring over trees and hillside 55 meters below. Three kilometres northwest of downtown Chiang Rai.
Lion Hill Park is a planned park, free to all. Also known as "Buddha Cave Hill" it is 2 km west of Chiang Rai. The hill stretches along the Mae Kok river, and is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) in circumference. To some extent, paths have been cleared around the hill. The plan is to have at least two circumferential paths: one inside, alongside the limestone cliffs, for trekkers. The other, further out, would be broader and smoother, and suited for jogging or bicycle riding. The hill goes along the opposite bank of the river, from "Pattaya Noi", aka "Chiang Rai Beach".
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