About 7 minutes’ walk from the night market, there is a bright gold clock tower which acts as a roundabout. It’s quite over the top, perhaps as it was built to celebrate the King of Thailand’s 80th birthday.

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Clock Tower, Chiang Rai

We happened to be nearby at 8pm, and it became lit in various colours to a traditional soundtrack for around 10 minutes. Research suggests it does this every evening at 7, 8, and 9. Settle in one of the nearby bars and enjoy the free show.

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Pink Clock Tower, Chiang Rai

Address: Thanon Baanpa Pragarn Road, 57000 Chiang Rai
Directions: Turn right out of the night market, walk to the next major junction and turn left. It’s visible in the middle of the road about 300m away.

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Green Clock Tower, Chiang Rai
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Red Clock Tower, Chiang Rai