Explore the historic temples and bustling streets of Chiang Rai on this half-day city tour. Visit the peaceful Wat Phra Singha and see the remarkable modern Wat Rong Khun before walking along lively city streets to Chiang Rai's busiest market.
What to Expect
Start your half-day tour by heading from your hotel to Wat Phra Kaew, said to have been the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which is now venerated in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew Chapel. From here, continue to the peaceful Wat Phra Singha, a beautiful example of Lanna Thai religious architecture.
Then visit the Oub Kham Museum and Lanna Heritage Conservation Centre, which are home to a fascinating collection of artifacts from areas affiliated with the Lanna kingdom, including ritual objects and royal treasures. Time permitting, you will then take a tour of the remarkable Wat Rong Khun.
Unlike many of the region's temples with centuries of history behind them, Wat Rong Khun (also known as the White Temple) is an impressive modern temple. Its construction began in 1998, and its construction is expected to take several generations. Marvel at this amazing and ornate white temple, originally conceived by renowned artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.
After seeing Wat Rong Khun, head back into the city to visit Chiang Rai's busiest market before being dropped off back at your hotel. There you have it, the perfect half day to get to know this wonderful city!
- English-speaking guide (guides in other languages are available on request and are subject to surcharge)
- Entrance fees
- Meals as specified
What's Not Included
- Additional services and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Please note that hotel pick-up is not applicable for the following accommodations: Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa, Suanthip Vana Resort and Phu Chaisai. Pick-up from these accommodations is available on request.