Doi Suthep, Thailand
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3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

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
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.

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J
, Feb 2019

I had a really good time, the tour guide was perfect. We even had time to speak with some monks :) The temples are beautiful and the guide was explaining thailand culture as well. I really recommend this tour.

c
, Jan 2019

We had an excellent tour guide! Went above and beyond to show us temples and explain things. Only down side is the hour trip to Doi Suthep. Wat Chedi Luang and the grounds really nice and it’s not super crowded towards the end of the day.

n
, Oct 2018

We arrived in Chiang Mai the previous afternoon. We visited three Wats and had an enjoyable tour.Sunny our guide was very pleasant and knowledgable. He was also very easy to get on with.

J
, Sep 2018

Great our with an excellent guide.

m
, Aug 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!

C
, Apr 2018

Not my favorite experience, but it was interesting.

d
, Mar 2018

A good tour, but our guide did not have good English. Traffic coming back into Chiang Mai slowed us down.

g
, Mar 2018

This tour was OK. The guide didn't seem to know much English and had difficulty answering our questions. The temples were good but would have been improved by a better guide. It is good that it was a short tour.

C
, Mar 2018

The tour guide didnt have much to say, was very quiet and had poor English. It was just me and my sister on this tour and after giving us some brief info he let us walk around freely whilst he waited for us. I felt like I would have liked a bit more background info. Pick up and drop off were on time. The driver managed the conditions on the mountain fine but drove a bit fast at times. The sites themselves were good but explanations were very brief.

R
, Feb 2018

Soul reawakening!


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