• Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 30.40 View price calendar

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This half-day Chiang Mai temple tour explores the most famous and picturesque of the city’s 36 Buddhist Wats, the perfect introduction to Northern Thailand’s cultural and religious capital. Experience Chiang Mai’s most visually stunning Buddhist temples, including the gorgeous 600-year-old Wat Phrathat Doi Sutep atop the 5,300-foot (1,615 meter) Doi Suthep Peak, plus plenty of great photo-ops. The tour includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transport and hotel pick-up and drop-off from central Chiang Mai.


  • Visit the impressive temples of Chiang Mai including the 600-year old Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
  • Amazing views of Chiang Mai from the summit of Doi Suthep
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

What You Can Expect

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

The Chiang Mai temple tour is the perfect chance to sample the most famous and beautiful of the city’s 36 Buddhist temples (Wats), both inside the city walls and in the nearby countryside. 

Start your Chiang Mai temple tour with a pick-up from your hotel in the city about 30 minutes to an hour before the start of the tour. From there you’ll visit Wat Chedi, an ancient structure in Central Chiang Mai first constructed in 1411. The temple once rose over 278 feet (84 meters) above the city before it was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. Glance inside the temple to observe statues of guardian spirits that some say protect the temple to this day. 

The tour will also ascend the rolling hills surrounding the Chiang Mai to experience the immaculate Wat Phrathat Doi Sutep, perched high above the urban center near the summit of the peak of Doi Suthep. The final staircase leading to the site is adorned with the impressive body of the mythical dragon-headed serpent, or Naga, snaking its way down 306 steps.

Over the course of the tour, gain first-hand insight into habits of the temples’ Buddhist monks as they go about their daily routines, plus plenty of opportunities to photograph historic environs of Chiang Mai and the majestic views from the foothills surrounding the city.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

The best way to know Chiang Mai in a half-day tour. And we were lucky because the group was just the two of us!

Ramesh K Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Soul reawakening!

stephen d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A very fun and informative tour. Our tour guide A Tin was great. He was very attentive to my needs as I have a cane and helped me see as much as I could and at my pace. Loved going up to the temple on the Mountain top. There are 200 temples in Chang Mai. This tour covered the ones on my bucket list. I recommend this tour if you don't have all day to spend.

Russ R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our tour guide, Anna, was very knowledgeable and made sure we got the most out of our half-day.

Jane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Lovely and informative guide, worth the money

Tom C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour was great as the tour guide (Maggie) was super knowledgeable and super sweet and made for a very pleasant half day!! Thanks Maggie!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide, was a very professional person, great english,very friendly and approachable.she explained everything,she created a very nice atmosphere for all of us in the group, excellent driver the minibus was very clean.Thanks to the excellent organizational skills of our guide we had time to see and explore everything,enough time for lunch as well.With regards to the places that we visited,each and every one was worth visiting, very nice places full of energy and historical background.This excursion is highly recommended of you want to escape for a while from the busy city centre of Chiang Mai


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tour was excellent, just myself my partner and the 2 tour guides. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and offered to take several photos of the pair of us. I would highly recommend the tour.

Yeritza S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great tour I will recommend
Good information
Great sight


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Alex was our guide on this tour and he was exceptional. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of the 3 temples in Chiang Mai and we were fortunate to witness a ceremony at 2 of the city temples whilst there. We would definitely recommend this tour for visitors to Chiang Mai.

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