Guided tour

Chiang Mai: Old City and Temples Guided Walking Tour

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21 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Chiang Mai: Old City and Temples Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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Explore Chiang Mai’s Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phan Tao, and Wat Phra Singh on a short walking tour. Visit the city's most famous temples and learn about their fascinating history from a local guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Chiang Mai from a local guide on a walking tour
  • See the impressive Wat Chedi Luang, home to the largest stupa in Chiang Mai
  • Marvel at the intricate design carved into the wood of Wat Phan Tao
  • Visit the stunningly lavish Wat Phra Singh with its mosaic-decorated sanctuary
  • Choose from multiple start time to suit your own schedule
Full description

Join a short walking tour around Chiang Mai to visit some of the city’s most famous temples in just two hours. You'll see Wat Chedi Luang with its large stupa, the humble Wat Phan Lao and stunning Wat Phra Singh.

 

The first stop on your walking tour will be Wat Chedi Luang. Built between the 14th and 15th centuries, this impressive temple has the largest stupa in Chiang Mai. Walking around the sprawling compound you have the chance to see striking Lanna-style design up close.

 

Compared to Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phan Tao will seem quite humble in size. However, don’t let its size fool you, this small temple features intricately carved teak wood facades. It was once a throne hall for King Mahotara Prateth before becoming a dedicated house of prayer.

 

Lavish Wat Phra Singh is the final stop on your tour. This stunning building built in the 14th century is one of Chiang Mai’s finest temples. With amazing grounds, mosaic-inlaid sanctuary, large Lion Buddha statue and gilded pagodas, there’s a photo opportunity waiting around every corner.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to Wat Chedi Luang 40THB,
  • Entrance fee to Wat Phan Tao 20THB
  • Entrance fee to Wat Pha Singh 40THB
  • Food and additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • 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 the McDonald's restaurant. Your tour guide will be holding a Trip Guru sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Scarf

Know before you go

  • Moderate fitness levels are recommended
  • Some sights on this tour have strict dress codes. Clothes revealing your shoulders, underarm, back or knees are not permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.3/5

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Koi was a very nice city/temple guide who gave us a lot of input on the construction methods and meanings of the temples, she also organized a blessing from a monk and at the end we spoke to a prospective monk about faith and his own career spoken. All in all worth recommending.

January 30, 2023

Sunny was so friendly and gave soo much information. A perfect start to your trip in Chiang Mai as she gives details and recommendations about the old city as you walk through.

January 19, 2023

Our guide was not the best

January 18, 2023

Product ID: 431600