Travelers are voting Chiang Saen Lake as the best lake near Chiang Rai. There are 1 lake near Chiang Rai a city just 36 km from Chiang Rai and 1 lake near Chiang Mai which is 259 km distant. The most popular of these are Chiang Saen Lake near Chiang Rai and Doi Tao Lake in Chiang Mai. You can find 9 lakes in Northern Thailand and 27 lakes in the country of Thailand. Our members favorite in Northern Thailand is Bueng Sam Phan and Chiang Saen Lake is the top pick in Thailand. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Chiang Rai.