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Chiang Rai: Blue Temple and Black House Private Bike Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

Chiang Rai: Blue Temple and Black House Private Bike Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 85 per person

Wear your exercising clothes to cycle through the creative city of Chiang Rai while you learn about local history and culture from your private guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pickup time. Look for a guide wearing a TripGuru attire or holding a TripGuru sign.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Learn about Chiang Rai’s scenic and cultural spots from your friendly guide as you cycle through the area
  • Snap some photos at the famous Instagrammable Blue Temple, Wat Rong Suea Ten
  • Marvel at the impressive statues at Wat Huay Pla Kung
  • Explore the eerie Baan Dam Museum, known as Black House
  • Visit the Karen Tribe and learn about their way of life
Full description
Start with pickup from your accommodation and go to collect your bicycle, Complete a short safety briefing, then cycle over to the famous Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. Explore the temple, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Chiang Rai known for its bright blue hue and captivating carvings. Move on to Wat Huay Pla Kung, famous for its massive white statue of Guanyin, the goddess of mercy and compassion, as well as its 9-storey pagoda. Stand in awe of the statue and the two white dragons flanking it. Marvel at the Chinese-Lanna fusion architecture and design. Next cycle through breathtaking landscapes on your way to the next stop, past hills and mountains, local villages, pineapple plantations, rivers, and hot springs. You’ll also pass by one of the top universities in Chiang Rai, the Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, before having lunch at a local restaurant. Fill up on delicious Thai food, then bike to your next stop, the Baan Dam Museum, more popularly known as the Black House. Discover this eerie museum's collection of animal skeletons, wooden carvings, and other artifacts curated by local artist, Thawan Duchanee, to bring to life his interpretation of hell. Head to Doy Din Dang Pottery next, which means ‘red clay hill’ in the local language. Learn about how the pottery house came to fruition when local artist Somluk Pantiboon returned to Chiang Rai after learning the craft from a Japanese master potter. Browse through some of the current collections before you make a visit to the Karen Tribe. Native to the area, the women of the Karen Tribe are known for wearing golden or brass neck rings. Meet some members of the tribe and learn about their culture and way of life.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Sportswear
  • Sarong

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Moderate fitness levels recommended. This activity may not be suitable for those aged over 65 or below 6 years.
  • Visitors are requested to be dressed appropriately upon entering temples.
Customer reviews

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Great tour! If you aren’t fit or haven’t ridden a bike in a while, be cautious as it’s 40km of riding. We did 20kms then asked for a car as our butts hurt :) Knowledgeable, fun tour guide and really beautiful spots. Recommend

December 28, 2021

Product ID: 391831