Chiang Mai City and Temple Tour 2019 / By Tony Bar / Barselona /
TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE NEWS / New York
Explore Chiang Mai to visit the famous four temples, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Chiang Man. See the bustling lifestyle of the local people at the Worarat Central Market.
60% Complete (warning) Tour Code: CNXOPT-01 Departure: Every Day Destination: Chiang Mai, Thailand Duration: Half Day Tour Session: Morning, Afternoon Meal: None
Start from: 850 THB
Program: Visit and explore four revered temples in Chiang Mai. All was constructed during the Lanna period; each reflects the glory, splendors and nobility of a rich historical era.
In the West of the city lies Wat Suan Dok built by King Kuena, the large white chedi towers above the numerous small ones and contains the ashes of the Lanna King and the remains of many generations of the old Chiang Mai Royal family.
A short distance from Suan Dok Gate (Western Gate) is Wat Phra Singh first built during the reign of Phra Chao Kham Fu (1328-1335). The temple’s compound includes the Lai Kam Chapel and the abbot of this important temple is the head of the local religious administration.
Lying smack in the heart of the city (almost right in the middle of the square-walled city) is Wat Chedi Luang, the large Chedi (the biggest in the city) behind the viharn was constructed by King Saen Muang Ma around 1401.
Originally 90 meters high, it is now a mere 40 meters as the result of an earthquake in 1545. A small building near the main entrance encloses the “Sao Intakin” (spirit of the city).
Last but not least is Wat Chiang Man, lying in the Northern part of the old walled city; it is the oldest temple within the city walls. Constructed by King Mengrai (1296-1311) the founder of Chiangmai, it is said that the king spent his last years in this temple.
Drive around the old city to see the moat surrounding it and the ruins of the city gates. Then visit the largest central market, Worarot Market, alive with its daily hustle and bustle.
Exotic fresh fruits, preserved food, local delicacies, clothes galore, flowers and other nick knacks, all at reasonable prices.
Pick up and drop off at the hotel in Chiang Mai City Area Sightseeing as described Professional English-speaking guide Admission fees on sites aforementioned in the program.
Tour Duration: 08:30 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 17:00
General Terms and Conditions
The given time frame is an estimate timing only and can deviate due to traffic, road conditions, weather, pace of tourists and/or any unforeseen reason Any un-utilized service such as meals, sightseeing, or visits are non-refundable. We reserve the right to amend the program, itinerary, prices, terms and conditions without prior notice