Travelers are voting Chiang Saen Lake as the best lake near Chiang Rai. There is 1 lake near Chiang Mai a city just 108 km from Chiang Rai. The most popular of these is Doi Tao Lake near 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 Kwan Phayao and Sa Kaeo is the top pick in Thailand. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Chiang Rai.