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From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Famous Temples Small Group Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Famous Temples Small Group 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
Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Chiang Mai.
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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of McDonald's at the Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign. The exact meeting time will be confirmed via email the night before the tour. There is heavy traffic in the mornings which can affect the travel time stated in navigation apps. Please make sure to consider leaving with enough time to reach your destination.

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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 523 reviews

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We spent a lovely day at Chiang Rai. Our tour guide Ryu was amazing and so nice. He really set a good vibe during this trip. He taught us so many stories about Chiang Rai and the temples and took the time to take amazing photos of everyone during the visits! We had a lovely coffee break near a geyser and a nice lunch near one of the temples. I 100% recommand it :)

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November 23, 2022

Wir wurden wie angeboten von unserem Hotel ( DUM Hotel ) abgeholt und konnten dadurch auch noch problemlos frühstücken. Der Guide war sehr freundlich, konnte sehr gut unterhalten und alle Fragen beantworten. Die Fahrt ( 3h hin und 3h zurück )an sich war immer wieder holprig und vor allem auf dem Rückweg etwas langwieriger. Positiv anzumerken ist hier jedoch, dass owohl auf dem Hinweg als auch auf dem Rückweg bei ca der Hälfte der Zeit jeweils eine Pause gemacht wurde. Die beiden Tempel waren atemberaubend und wunderschön zum anschauen. ( Tipp am Rande : die Wandbemalung im Eingangsbereich des Weißen Tempel sollte man sich genauer ansehen ) Hier wurde nur leider teilweise etwas zu wenig Zeit eingeplant um sich alles noch genauer anzuschauen. Das schwarze Haus war sehr eindrucksvoll, jedoch im Vergleich zu den anderen beiden eher langweilig. Hier wurde auch die meiste Zeit eingeplant ( 1 1/2 h ) welche unserer Meinung nach etwas zu viel war und besser anders aufgeteilt werden sollte.

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November 21, 2022

I joined this tour with my boyfriend. Our guide picked us up at the meeting point and we had a fun trip. Our guide had a lot of knowledge about the places and we enjoyed his storytelling skills. The temples were so pretty we wished we had more time to enjoy the beauty of it but especially the white temple was super busy. We had lunch in a food court near the white temple and food was delicious. Everything was well organized. Our guide was speaking really good English too and he did a good job explaining all the interesting details, he was very kind. I would be happy to do another tour with the same tour provider :)

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November 18, 2022

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