We had wondered why there was a group of damp tourists, huddling under umbrellas, looking hopefully up at the clock tower. It was dark and raining hard, but as the hands moved to 8pm we found our answer. The elaborate golden clock tower was suddenly illuminated with changing coloured lights accommpanied by a cheesy backing soundtrack of traditional Thai music. Imagine a clock tower sponsored by Disney and you have the picture. The group of tourists took their photos and pointed while we went to find some delicious street food nearby. Tasty chicken rice tick. Clock tower illuminations show tick…I think we were going to like Chiang Rai.