Guided tour

Chiang Rai: White Temple & Black House Small Group Tour

4.4 / 5

29 reviews

Chiang Rai: White Temple & Black House Small Group Tour

From US$ 86.72 per person

Explore the most beautiful temples of Chiang Rai on a guided tour from Chiang Mai. Visit the famous White Temple and Blue Temple, and marvel at the collection of curiosities at artist Thawan Duchanee's Black House Museum.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM


  • Admire the temples of Chiang Rai on an intimate small group tour
  • Visit the Black House Museum and marvel at the installations by Thawan Duchanee
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee at the hot springs and stroll through the tea plantations at Singha Park
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Following early morning pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai, drive towards Chiang Rai and stop at the hot springs and "White Temple" of Wat Rong Khun. Learn more about its unconventional design and construction, and admire the new temple of Wat Rong Sua Ten. Enjoy a lunch of authentic food from Thailand before visiting the Black House Museum (Baan Si Dum) to see an interesting collection of artifacts by the Thai artist, Thawan Duchanee. Go for a walk in the family-friendly Singha Park and marvel at the tea plantations before returning to Chiang Mai for hotel drop off at around 7:00 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel/accommodation in the Chiang Mai city center
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • All admission fees as per the program
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water during the trip
  • Accident travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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  • Wheelchair users

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  • Child rates apply to those aged 3 to 8 years old under 120 centimeters tall
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4.4 /5

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The tour was perfect, we had hired a small group but we did it alone so everything went very well to our liking. The guide I do not remember the name but very kind, he gave us fruit that he bought for us in a delicious market. We also ask you to stop for some photos along the way and without problems. For lunch he took us to a typical bar of theirs, nothing touristy and the truth is that everything is very good and cooked at the moment.

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February 11, 2020

Our guide, Moon, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our group was small, 6 people including the guide, so we were able to go through the tour pretty quick while seeing everything. Our tour also started pretty early, about an hour earlier than others, but that made the difference in the crowd size. We went to a buffet for lunch that was mediocre.

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November 14, 2019

There were only two of us, so practically a private tour (I think the tour is for a maximum of 6 people, the vehicle being a minivan). From the hotel you can reach the Hot springs in about an hour: boiling water springs that are found along the road. We then reached the Baandam (black house) where we stayed almost two hours: the site has numerous structures all designed and decorated by the artist Thawan Duchanee. After that we moved to the blue temple, and finally to the beautiful white temple, first passing by the Thai green tea plantation (just a 10 'stop to take a couple of photos). From the white temple straight 3 hours to Chiang Mai. It is more expensive than the tours that can be found on site in Chiang Mai, but it is the only one that allows you to visit all the main attractions of Chiang Rai without having to stay one night. The guide explained just the essential things outside the temples, he did not enter, except in the free ones. Typical Thai lunch of your choice.

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August 13, 2019

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