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4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

1. 4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

Depart Chiang Mai and travel to the temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Suthep mountain. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who climb up 309 steps to the stupa on the hilltop. Get spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings. Then, visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe, located inside the boundaries of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions. Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel.

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Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

2. Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then depart for Doi Suthep and Pui Mountain. Arrive at Doi Suthep Temple to transfer to a small truck that will take you into the mountains to a remote Hmong Hill Tribe village. Learn how the locals still live connected to nature, and get some free time to explore the village on your own, including the primary school and its compound. Relax with an afternoon coffee or tea before heading back to Doi Suthep Temple. Follow your guide through the historic complex, and get lots of information about the ideals and beliefs behind Buddhism. Attend an evening service at the temple to get better acquainted with the beliefs, bathed in golden light.

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Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

3. Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

The charming city of Chiang Mai is a mix of atmospheric temples and sleepy streets. Spend a half-day exploring this city’s best temples with a knowledgeable guide.   Start at Wat Phra Singh, a 700-year-old temple often described as the city’s most beautiful. Inside, find an enormous “Lion Buddha”, as well as guilded pagodas, murals, and statues. Then, visit Wat Chedi Luang, the largest Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai. Built in 1441, this crumbling chedi is surrounded by striking elephant and serpent statues, who guard the temple.   Wat Suan Dok is known for its countless white stupas (meditation structures) and its stunning scenery, including its backdrop of Doi Suthep Mountain. It’s thought that a tooth from the Buddha himself is enclosed at the temple’s heart.   Finally, visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple, which dates back to 1296. The gleaming gold chedi is seriously impressive, but the atmospheric flower garden that doubles as a fantastic photo spot is also worth a visit.

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Chiang Mai: Temples & Culture Tour

4. Chiang Mai: Temples & Culture Tour

Explore the historical and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai on a small-group or private tour of the most important temples, including Phra Singh, Chedi Luang and Chiang Man. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then make your way by air-conditioned minivan to the active temple of Wat Phra Singh. Marvel at the highly revered Buddha images of the 14th-century monument, including the important Buddha statue of Phra Buddha Sihing. Discover the largest monument of Chiang Mai during the days of the Lanna Kingdom at the beautiful Wat Chedi Luang. Learn more about the ancient rulers of Northern Thailand on a tour of the temple grounds. Continue to Wat Chiang Man, built by the Lanna king Mangrai in 1297 AD. See historical artifacts that tell the story of the city at the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, built in the traditional northern architectural style with a typical Lanna-style.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 135 reviews

This realy an excellent trip to go on. The trip to the Hmong village is truly stunning, and peaceful. Doi Suthep temple is exceptional. The pick up was on time, clean and also had free candy and bottles of chilled water. The driver was great. Most importantly the tour guide Poongkie was the best we have had. She was perfectly professional, informative, friendly and lovely. I would highly recommend this trip. It was one of the best mornings we have had.

Despite the 15-year delay, it was a very successful tour. The tour guide Gopi (hopefully I will spell her name correctly!) Was very friendly and competent. Your english was perfect. It was my second time on the mountain and in the temple.

Duration about 4/5 hours. Visit to the village where there is an interesting market (you have to try the strawberries that grow them). Then visit the doi sutep. Very interesting and physically demanding (the access stairway).

Nice learning experience seeing how tribe people live up in the mountains. Beautiful temple and great views of the city. Very knowledgeable guide who was easy to understand and very friendly.

Our guide was absolutely great! Great company and great knowledge about the tour and Buddhism