Wiang Kum Kam Tours

Wiang Kum Kam is an ancient “lost city” located on the banks of the Mae Ping River. It was founded in the 13th century by King Mangrai and was the royal capital prior to Chiang Mai. Wiang Kum Kam was abandoned in the 16th century due to flooding, and was only rediscovered in 1984.

Wiang Kum Kam has been partly restored to its former glory and visitors can tour the ruins of ancient temples and see the carved stone tablets unearthed by archaeologists. Some of the sites have plaques with information in English and guides are available for hire.

Practical Info

Wiang Kum Kam is located 5 kilometers southeast of Chiang Mai. It’s too far to walk from the city center, but makes for a pleasant bicycle ride. Alternatively, taxi and tuk-tuk drivers will be happy to take you there.

To get there from Chiang Mai, go south along Highway 106 (also known as the Chiang Mai – Lamphun Highway) for about 3 kilometers then look for the directional sign to the ruins.
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Address: Wiang Kum Kam, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4-Hour Arts and Crafts Tour from Chiang Mai

Discover northern Thailand’s most distinctive arts and crafts on a 4-hour tour from Chiang Mai. Explore the delicate chedis of Wiang Kum Kam, and see traditional pottery take shape in the village of Muang Kung. Watch woodcarvers at work at Baan Tawai, Thailand’s largest carving community, and search for gems — and bargains — in the workshops and factories that produce Chiang Mai’s renowned handicrafts.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Wiang Kum Kan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Private Tour

Discover a 13th-century Lanna capital and a magnificent Buddhist temple on a full-day, private tour from Chiang Mai to Wiang Kum Kan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Enjoy the flexibility of a personal driver/guide as you visit excavated ruins and chedi in a small village, then get perfect views of the countryside from a Buddhist temple set high on a hill. This 8-hour, private tour from Chiang Mai includes hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, entrance fees, and guided visits at each site.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day Colors of Chiang Mai Biking Tour

Pedal through Chiang Mai’s scenic countryside and experience local culture on a 4-hour guided bike tour. Learn about Thailand’s religious heritage at a small Buddhist temple, and visit a former leper colony that shelters people with physical disabilities. See an elementary school that serves the region’s hill tribes, then watch local craftsmen shape pottery in a traditional studio. Set a relaxed pace as you pass rice fields and a gentle river, with plenty of breaks to enjoy local treats, cool drinks and a light Thai meal.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Small-Group Biking and Boating Tour in Chiang Mai

Pedal and paddle your way along the Ping River on this active 5-hour tour from Chiang Mai. First, embark on a bike tour around the countryside, glide around the evocative ruins of Wiang Kum Kam and hop off to explore the beautiful temples of Wat Pu Pia, Wat E-Gang and Wat Chai Mongkol. Then, soak up the scenery on a cruise down the Ping River, before stopping for lunch at a local farmhouse and tucking into Thai specialty ‘khao soi’.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Half-Day Chiang Mai Local Life Style Including Wiang Kum Kam

Beat the crowds and get a true local’s experience during this 5.5-hour early-riser private sightseeing trip in Chiang Mai. See the early-morning procession of Buddhist monks as they parade through the streets to receive their daily alms. You’ll then proceed to the ancient ruins of Wiang Kum Kam, a historical park where enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour and boat cruise.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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3-Night Chiang Mai Tour: Mountain Bike, Wat Doi Suthep and Whitewater Rafting

Set out on a series of thrilling adventures from the comfort of Chiang Mai on this multi-day tour. Each morning you’ll board a minibus out of the city and into northern Thailand for a completely new activity. Climb an ancient staircase to a revered Thai temple one day, mountain bike along vast fields and past rural villages the next. You’ll even get to tackle some of Asia’s best white-water rafting on the Mae Taeng River. Your group is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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