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Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour provided by Tour East

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour
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About
Throughout Southeast Asia, Chiang Mai is renowned for its temples, some of which date back hundreds of years. Get the inside scoop on the culture and history of Chiang Mai’s most significant landmarks on a tour that transports you between dispersed temples in air-conditioned comfort. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup means you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
A great introduction to Chiang May for first-time visitors
A half-day duration makes this tour ideal for time-pressed travelers
Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
See Chiang May from a different perspective atop Doi Suthep
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
A great introduction to Chiang May for first-time visitors
A half-day duration makes this tour ideal for time-pressed travelers
Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
See Chiang May from a different perspective atop Doi Suthep
What to expect
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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Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide
Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up Time: • The Pickup time from your hotel/Accommodation is done 15 to 30 minutes prior to the Starting time. Starting Time: • The Tour starts around 8:30 AM The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Departure Point: • Tour departs from centrally located Chiang Mai hotels Return point: • Returns to the original departure point Dates: • The Tour is daily operated Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Chang Klan Road, Huay Kaew Road, Amphur Muang, Chang Puak A. Muang, Ratchamaka Road, Nimmanhemin Road, Thapae Road A. Maung) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
Dress Code: Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide
Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up Time: • The Pickup time from your hotel/Accommodation is done 15 to 30 minutes prior to the Starting time. Starting Time: • The Tour starts around 8:30 AM The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Departure Point: • Tour departs from centrally located Chiang Mai hotels Return point: • Returns to the original departure point Dates: • The Tour is daily operated Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Chang Klan Road, Huay Kaew Road, Amphur Muang, Chang Puak A. Muang, Ratchamaka Road, Nimmanhemin Road, Thapae Road A. Maung) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
Dress Code: Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Wat Suan Dok
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Wat Phra That Chedi Luang
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
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Oleg B
Tampa, FL2 contributions
Excellent guide
Mar 2020 • Family
We loved this tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The temples were amazing as well as the historical perspective that added to the experience.
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and had a good time interacting with our service. Chiang Mai is a good city to visit, you can enjoy both civilize parts and historical places.
Written 8 April 2020
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Jennifer C
2 contributions
Great experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Overall a nice tour, would recommend. Tour guide kept the tour moving. The tour was on time and informative! Entry fees were included in price. Recommend going early in the day to avoid lines.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience interacting our tour, thank you very much for trusting Tour East Thailand.
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ken W
Burgess Hill, UK334 contributions
Excellent and recommended
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were collected on time and in total there were 9 of us on the tour, mainly Brits and Americans.

Our tour guide Game was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave a good commentary as the tour progressed. Our tour comprised of visits to 3 different temples, 2 in the city and 1 about 30 minutes away on a hillside. Each temple was more impressive than the last and the sights were breathtaking.

The driver was good and all entrance fees etc were included in the tour.

This was a great introduction to Chiang Mai and we'd certainly recommend it.
Written 28 January 2020
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Dr_gobot
1 contribution
Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
The tour was well-timed at 4 hours and the afternoon start (1PM/13:00) was great, as we preferred to sleep in. The guide was a seemingly very nice person as well. The tour did accomplish the goal of visiting 3 temples in Chiang Mai, one of which was Wat Doi Suthep, a must-see temple in Chiang Mai. The last time I was there was over 20 years ago so it was fun to see how the area has changed. So, generally, mission accomplished. However... our guide had a very poor knowledge of English. He could fluently deliver the info he had memorized about the handful of things he pointed out at the temples. But if asked a question about it, or about anything, he could not answer. He could only repeat a portion of what he had already said. We got more info by scanning a QR code at the temple than from our guide. While there were other guides there who were pointing out features of the temple, sharing historical info and fables, etc, ours could only say “same as other side” and point out trees with universal names, like “Banyan tree” and “tamarind”. He was also so low energy that it was a pretty quiet trip. I felt bad for the Korean ladies on our trip, who despite the evidence that our guide was completely unable to guide us, kept asking questions, and getting unrelated answers. I think by the end the English speaking one was pretending to translate for the other, and just making things up. Even I was able to answer a question that our guide couldn’t. By the end, my husband and I just wanted to get back to the hotel. It was as if our guide’s lack of excitement sapped ours as well. All that aside, the temples are quite beautiful, and the fact that we were there in shoulder season made them less crowded, and easier to enjoy/appreciate. Wat Suandok was almost empty, which was great. I would recommend this tour for the sites, and go with the expectation that the guide is there just to facilitate transport and smooth entry to sites. Bonus if he speaks the advertised language.
Written 21 January 2020
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Katherine S
1 contribution
Beautiful Sights
Jan 2020
With so many temples to see in Chiang Mai, this was a great way to get a glimpse of a few different ones. Easy way to see multiple temples in the mountains.
Written 13 January 2020
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daggiegirl04
San Francisco, CA47 contributions
Very informative and great tour guide
Dec 2019
There were only 3 of us on this tour which was awesome, plus a driver and a tour guide (whom spoke English). I can't remember her name, but she was fantastic. She gave us so much historical information on Chiang Mai. After the last temple visit, she took us to the jade factory where we got a tour and learned how to spot fake jade. She then asked what our plans were for lunch and recommended some great restaurants. Overall a great way to see the city/historical sites if you don't have a car.
Written 12 January 2020
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Masha G
Bronx, NY17 contributions
Nice tour
We got to see 3 temples. The Forrest Temple was the best, so peaceful and less crowded than others. It's a must see! Guide was knowledgeable, group was small.
Written 29 December 2019
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Shane C
Ballina, Ireland14 contributions
Tour of Chiang Mai temples
Very nice tour, led by our tour guide, Frankie. He picked me up punctually, where I joined the rest of a small group (6 of us). We went to 3 temples, the first in the centre of the old town, Wat Chedi Luang, then to the famous temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, at the top of the mountain. We stopped on the way at Wat Pha Lat, a forest temple, which was both serene and spectacular. Our guide was very good at every step. We finished at a jade factory and then sampled some local delicacies in the market before our return.hourney.

I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 11 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking time to write us valuable review and glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. We will relay your positive comments to the rest of our team, we look forward to welcoming you again in the soon future.
Written 19 December 2019
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Joshua R
3 contributions
So Awesome! Highly Recommend.
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were skeptical about this tour but it turned out to be amazing. The guide "Game" was incredible - she speaks very good English, is extremely knowledgable, and truly cared to make the experience memorable. Worth every penny.
Written 7 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We do appreciate your positive feedback, please be assured that your message will be relayed to the respective guide "Game" who assisted you. Thank you very much for choosing our service.
Written 24 December 2019
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Aoife Bolustrom
Galway7 contributions
Temple visit.
Nov 2019 • Couples
We did enjoy this tour, but the guides English was not great and she was hard to understand at times. But she was very friendly and helpful. Tour did feel rushed at times, would of liked more time on doi suthep. We went to a “jade museum” at the end of the tour which was obviously just to get us to purchase from the shop. Hotel pickup and drop off provided, water also provided.
Written 1 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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