Monuments, museums, and markets- this Chiang Mai walking tour has it all. Explore the historic old town on foot, popping in to visit glittering temples, informative exhibitions, and exploring hidden neighbourhoods. Having walked the length of the city, enjoy a relaxing foot massage that supports a good cause.
The Old City Discovery by Walking - Half Day
You will be picked up at either 08:30 or 13:30. Take a closer look at Chiang Mai with a walking tour designed to reveal a more authentic side of the city. Set off through the city’s old town with a knowledgeable local guide. Step off the main streets to see hidden neighbourhoods brimming with charm.
During the tour, get a taste of local life. Visit bustling markets where Chiang Mai’s residents come to buy fresh vegetables, spices, and more. See school kids on their way to class, elderly Thais tending their garden, and other scenes of daily activity in the city.
Explore historic landmarks, including Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple. Walk alongside the crumbling walls of the old town and admire the city’s iconic Three Kings Monument.
Pay a visit to the Lanna Folklife Museum. Located inside a restored colonial building, the Museum showcases the rich heritage of Northern Thailand and provides further insight into the history of Chiang Mai.
Having spent several hours walking, it’s time to refresh tired muscles. Head to the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institute where former female prisoners run a traditional Thai massage spa. The project trains the prisoners to be masseuses, providing them with a valuable skill and allowing them to be self-sufficient after their prison term. Help support this fabulous program by enjoying a thirty-minute foot massage.
Before returning to the hotel take a short stroll to majestic Wat Chedi Luang, the final stop on the Chiang Mai walking tour. After a visit of the temple, return to the hotel by car.
- Lanna Folk Life Museum is closed on Mondays and Songkran holidays
- Please cover your knees and shoulders while visiting temples.
- Please note that traditional massages at the Vocational Training Center of the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution are not guaranteed due to its being fully booked occasionally. If it is fully booked, you will be taken to the massage shop located next door, whose service is also offered by former female prisoners.
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