From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Famous Temples Small Group Tour
Pickup optionalFree pickup and drop-off only for customers located in the central city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai Province including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in zones of the Night Bazaar, Lam Yai Market (Kad Luang), Sunti Tham, Nimmanhaemin Road, Super Highway Road from Rin Come Square to Kuang Sing Square pass road, Arkhet Transfer Station, Railway station and Chiang Mai Airport, Areas within 2km from the city area (Muang District). Your exact pickup time depends on participants' respective locations. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
- Visit the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun, a modern architectural masterpiece built by a local artist to gain immortal life
- Take a break at the Blue Temple, built on a site where tigers jumped over the river
- Get chilled to the bone at the Black House, called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” representation of hell
Before you begin your tour, you’ll break up the long drive at the Mae Khachan Hot Springs to relax, dip your feet into steaming mineral water, have a snack, or walk around the gardens.
Your first stop is the main attraction of the day: the White Temple. If you were expecting ancient ruins, then you might be surprised to find a modern architectural masterpiece designed and built by a local artist, Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. People say he spent over $40 million of his own money to create this unconventional art exhibit and through it, gain immortal life.
After exploring this Temple, head to the next stop, the Blue Wonder. Locally known as Wat Rong Seua Ten, this translates to “temple of the dancing tiger”, because it was built on a site where tigers were said jump over the river.
If the White Temple could be called the stairway to heaven, the Black House has been called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” place, complete with preserved animals and a collection of bones. Built by national artist Thawan Duchanee, the Black House (also called the Baan Dam Museum) is a cluster of nearly 40 shadowy structures exhibiting art dating back to the Ayutthaya period.
After fully admiring these 3 very different structures, you'll be taken back to Chiang Mai.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- English-speaking tour guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Drinking water
- Personal expenses
Prepare for the activity
Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City in front of McDonald's. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign. The exact meeting time will be sent through email the night before the tour.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
• This is a small group tour of a maximum of 9 participants
• The tour is conducted in English
• Please wear clothes that cover your arms and legs