CHIANG MAI CITY & ANCIENT TEMPLES
CHIANG MAI HALF DAY TOURS
08:30 - 12:30 HRS. / 13:00 - 17:00 HRS.
Pick up from hotel lobby and depart to Chiang Mai city moat and ruined walls. Start the temples tour with Chiang Man Temple, the oldest temple which probably dates from 1296. The temple was the residence of King Mengrai, who founded Chiang Mai, and is noteworthy for a chedi supported by rows of elephants.
Continue to Chedi Luang Temple, was built in the end of 14th century. The great chedi was to remain the tallest structure in Chiang Mai and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha image, Thailand's most sacred religious relic.
Visit to Phra Singh Temple, was built in the year 1345. This temple contains marvelous examples of Lanna art, including a Lanna style viharn and the finest scripture repository of its type in the north.
Proceed to Suan Dok Temple, was built in the year 1370. This temple is the royal cemetery of the Chiang Mai Royal Family. The main chedi is a gilded and contains relics of the Buddha. The temple is also famous for the Golden Buddha image, cast in the 16th century.
Depart to eastern side of old city to Warorote Market, the biggest local Market in Chiang Mai which sells everything from clothes and textiles to fruits, herbs, flowers, vegetables, and even insects.
Then transfer back to the hotel.