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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

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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

Linda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour and great guide. Makes it easy to go see everything.

dessymed Bulgaria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Good start for Chiang Mai experience.

Ashley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Maggie was an amazing guide! Very knowledgeable and kind, always offered to take photos, and gave tips for the rest of our stay in Thailand. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Chiang Mai!

Patricia Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very education, great guide and driver, highly recommended.

Audrey D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good experience!!! the guide was telling us great stories to make us discover the Thai Culture

Stuart W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Friendly and informative guide who was guenuinely interested in making sure we understood the city and culture. Well worth the time. Great value

Anne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Benjamin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Maggie, our tour guide, was wonderful. She had so much information to share. Really gave us an understanding of each of the temples we visited. We especially loved the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Breathtaking. We also learned a lot about Buddha. Our driver was gracious, providing water and umbrellas when necessary. I highly recommend this tour.

Natalyia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An amazing tour... Very relaxing and the guide was super accommodating and knowledgeable. I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chang Mai, one of the highlights!

Caroline E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide - Sid, was excellent and our driver went above and beyond to ensure we were happy.

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