Day trip

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Temples Group/Private Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
Day trip

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Temples Group/Private Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 49 per person

Discover the White Temple, a modern architectural masterpiece, before taking a break at the Blue Temple and exploring the chilling Black House.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
• Pickup is available from the center of Chiang Mai (within a 2km radius of Tha Pae Gate) and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai Province, including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in the Night Bazaar, Ton Lam Yai Market and Kad Luang. • Your exact pickup time may vary. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
Small group available


  • Visit the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun, a modern architectural masterpiece built by a local artist to gain immortal life
  • Take a break at the Blue Temple, built on a site where tigers jumped over the river
  • Get chilled to the bone at the Black House, called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” representation of hell
Full description

Experience Chiang Rai on a full-day trip from Chiang Mai to White Temple, Wat Rong Seua Teb, and Baan Dam Museum. Travel in a comfortable car and choose from a group or private tour.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Chiang Mai. Sit back and relax on the air conditioned drive. Stop at the Mae Khachan Hot Springs to relax, dip your feet into steaming mineral water, have a snack, or walk around the gardens.

Continue to the modern architectural masterpiece known as the White Temple. Explore this fantastical space that was designed and built by a local artist, Chaloemchai Khositphiphat.

Head to the Wat Rong Seua Ten (temple of the dancing tiger) to uncover the secrets of this religious site that was built where tigers were said to have leapt over the river. Admire the stunning blue and gold colors of this temple.

Make your way to the Baan Dam Museum (Black House Museum). Explore a cluster of nearly 40 shadowy structures exhibiting art dating back to the Ayutthaya period. See preserved animals and a collection of bones. Travel by car back to your accommodation in Chiang Mai.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City, in front of Mcdonald's. Your tour guide will be holding a TripGuru sign. There is heavy traffic in the mornings, which can affect the travel time stated in navigation apps.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Long pants

Know before you go

  • This tour contains a unique itinerary that was crafted alongside famous travel bloggers and local guide
  • The tour is conducted in English
  • Please wear clothes that cover your arms and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 791 reviews

Review summary

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Danny was an absolutely amazing tour guide - we are so lucky to have had him guide us through the the blue, black, and white temples. He is very knowledgeable on the art and history and he kept the tour very interesting. He was very patient and generous in helping my friend and I capture some amazing photos. He also gave us some great advice on food and activities to experience while in Chiang Mai. Danny is full of spunk and he is such wonderful energy to be around. He made the day so much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to enjoy the tours around Chiang Mai.

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March 27, 2023

Good day out from Chiangmai, however white temple feels like the Disneyland of Buddhist temples, visually stunning but shallow and fakey compared with the traditional Chiangmai temples. Blue temple stunning and more authentic and Black House museum interesting for a few, some curious although random exhibits, not for everyone’s tastes. Very crowded spots so be patient when taking your pictures

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March 27, 2023

Such a good Tour, the Temples are really beautiful and definitely a must see! Absolutely outstanding in my opinion. Our Tourguide Danny was a total sweetheart and showed us all the good spots. He had a lot of background knowledge and was always happy to answer any questions , thanks again!

March 27, 2023

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