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OVERVIEW

Delve into Chiang Mai’s spiritual side with an excursion to its most revered temples. Travel through the old city walls to join local devotees at serene Wat Jed Yod and Wat Suan Dok. Head up Doi Suthep Mountain, admire its sacred gilded stupa and capture breath-taking views of Chiang Mai.

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ITINERARY

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep & City Temples - Half Day

You will be picked up at either 08:00 or 13:00. Explore the old and modern sides of Chiang Mai, seeking out its most sacred Buddhist monuments.

Once inside the old city walls, be captivated by the mix of eclectic markets, traditional houses, majestic foreign consulates, and modern edifices. See locals on their way to or from the pagodas and take note of the small spirit shrines tucked alongside family homes. Then continue away from town and take a winding, uphill drive to Doi Suthep Mountain. Climb up the staircase of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, admiring the intricate naga carvings along the way. Upon reaching the top, explore the 14th-century pagoda where local devotees come to pay homage and pray. Wander around the towering gilded stupa and take a moment to enjoy the views of Chiang Mai in the distance.

Return down the mountain and continue along the spiritual trail to Wat Jed Yod. See how the architectural styles of Laos, India, China, and Lanna are blended together in this 14th- century temple. Get up close to the seven spires to see the incredible carvings of celestial beings and other ornate decorations.

The final visit of the day is Wat Suan Dok. A 48-metre golden chedi marks this holy site which was built in the Sri Lankan style. Learn why Wat Suan Dok is popular with local Buddhists, discover its unique Buddha relic, and wander around the mausoleum where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s royal family are interred.

This insightful and spiritual Chiang Mai temple tour ends with a transfer back to the hotel.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our Services include:

  • English speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Tips for driver
  • Drinking water

Our Services do not include:

  • Meals
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips for guide, travel insurance

 

- Upon entering any temple in Thailand, visitors must dress appropriately with their shoulders and knees covered.

- Children between 2 and 11 years at the time of travel will receive a 15% discount.

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