Get an insight into the wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats temples on this private tour from Chiang Mai.
- Your own private guide
- Visit the impressive Buddhist temples of Chiang Mai on this private half-day tour
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Includes hotel pickup and drop off
Near the summit of Doi Suthep, a 5300 feet peak named after the hermit Sudeva who lived on the mountain's slopes for many years, is the 600 year old temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. After a drive up the mountain's winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.
Wat Chedi Luang temple consist of an impressive chedi, originally built in 1411. It reached a height of over 278 feet before it was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. It now reaches a height of 196 feet. The temple also contains the city pillar. Statue in small shelters surrounding this building are the home of guardian spirits.
Reviewed by Stephanie S, USA, April 2013
Excellent, excellent guide!
Reviewed by Willi Hans R, January 2013
Chiangmai is a wonderful place, far nicer, cleaner and friendlier than Bangkok. The Royal Princess Dusitani Hotel, was excellent for its 4-star rating and obvious age. Our tours, booked through Viator were interesting and well guided.