Chiang Mai Temple Tour
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Our Chiang Mai Temple tour takes you to the most famous and some lesser known temples, located within the moat of the Old City. We visit Wat Laam Chang, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phrasing. After this we visit Wat Phuak Hong and Wat Phuak Team, less known but very much worth visiting. We continue to a garden with Terra Cotta Statues and the Chiang Mai Gate Market before we visit Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phantao. The tour ends at Thapae Gate.
The morning tour starts at Thapae Gate at 0830 and ends there at 1230. The afternoon tour starts at Thapae Gate at 1300 and ends there at 1700.
Please note: this tour is not available on Sunday afternoon due to the weekly Walking Street.
Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra Singh
Your samlor driver will be waiting for you at the Thapae Gate. Start your Chiang Mai Temple Tour by samlor. You will visit some very famous but also some lesser-known temples that are located within the Old City of Chiang Mai.
First of all, we will head off to Wat Lam Chang. This temple has a very old brick chedi. Next up is Wat Chiang Man. This is Chiang Mai’s oldest temple. King Mengrai, the founder of Chiang Mai, built this temple in 1296.
We leave through the backdoor and head for Wat Phra Sing. This is probably Chiang Mai’s most revered temple. Wat Phra Sing currently houses Phra Chao Thong Tip, the most venerated Buddha statue in northern Thailand. From Wat Phra Sing we make our way to Wat Phuak Hong, one of the lesser-visited temples with a characteristic Mon style chedi. We continue to Wat Phuak Taem where local people make ornaments for temple roofs by hand.
Chiang Mai Gate Market and Wat Chedi Luang
Next stop with be the Chiang Mai Gate market, the most popular market located within the moat. We taste some of the local delicacies on offer before we hop on the samlor to go to Wat Chedi Luang with its giant chedi. An earthquake in 1545 damaged the chedi. In the early 1990s, the Fine Arts Department reconstructed Wat Chedi Luang, at least partially financed by UNESCO and the Japanese government. Next to Wat Chedi Luang is Wat Phantao, which is a beautiful wooden temple. Finally, get on your samlor for the last stretch of your Chiang Mai Temple Tour which will take you to Thapae Gate where the tour ends.