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  1. Thailand
  2. Chiang Mai Province
  3. Chiang Mai
  4. Wat Rong Khun

From Chiang Mai: Chiang Rai Famous Temples Small Group Tour

Product ID: 274372
Visit the White Temple, a modern architectural masterpiece built by a local artist to gain immortal life. Afterwards, take a break at the Blue Temple, built on a site where tigers jumped over the river. Lastly, get chilled to the bone at the Black House.
About this activity
Duration: 14 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Free pickup and drop-off only for customers located in the central city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai Province including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in zones of the Night Bazaar, Lam Yai Market (Kad Luang), Sunti Tham, Nimmanhaemin Road, Super Highway Road from Rin Come Square to Kuang Sing Square pass road, Arkhet Transfer Station, Railway station and Chiang Mai Airport, Areas within 2km from the city area (Muang District). Your exact pickup time depends on participants' respective locations. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Visit Chiang Mai’s sister city, Chiang Rai, on a 12-hour journey to visit 3 very different temples. Quirky, charming, and creative are words that could describe Chiang Rai. At the very least, this city is quite different from Chiang Mai, so join this trip to experience something quite new. Select the private option to have this experience with your friends and family only.

Before you begin your tour, you’ll break up the long drive at the Mae Khachan Hot Springs to relax, dip your feet into steaming mineral water, have a snack, or walk around the gardens.

Your first stop is the main attraction of the day: the White Temple. If you were expecting ancient ruins, then you might be surprised to find a modern architectural masterpiece designed and built by a local artist, Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. People say he spent over $40 million of his own money to create this unconventional art exhibit and through it, gain immortal life.  

After exploring this Temple, head to the next stop, the Blue Wonder. Locally known as Wat Rong Seua Ten, this translates to “temple of the dancing tiger”, because it was built on a site where tigers were said jump over the river.  

If the White Temple could be called the stairway to heaven, the Black House has been called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” place, complete with preserved animals and a collection of bones. Built by national artist Thawan Duchanee, the Black House (also called the Baan Dam Museum) is a cluster of nearly 40 shadowy structures exhibiting art dating back to the Ayutthaya period.

After fully admiring these 3 very different structures, you'll be taken back to Chiang Mai.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City in front of McDonald's. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign. The exact meeting time will be sent through email the night before the tour.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Know before you go
• This tour contains a unique itinerary that was crafted alongside famous travel bloggers and local guide
• This is a small group tour of a maximum of 9 participants
• The tour is conducted in English
• Please wear clothes that cover your arms and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 220 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Nuestro guia fue CORN, muy simpático y atento, nos hizo el tour muy ameno a pesar de su larga duración, se nota que le gusta su trabajo. Nos explico todo a la perfección e incluso nos aconsejo donde comer. El viaje de ida y vuelta aunque es largo, fue muy cómodo. Recomiendo a todo el que quiera ir a ver Chiang Rai y volver en el dia a Chiang Mai que coja este tour. Actualmente el coste de ir y volver en autobús ya supone la mitad del precio del tour, la distancia entre los templos es considerable por lo que dependerias de los taxis de la zona por lo que esta opción es mucho mas comoda. Repetiriamos la experiencia sin lugar a dudas

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March 19, 2020

A lot of time spent on the road (is what it is - it’ll be much nicer when the highway is finished!) but well worth the time. Really spectacular temples really unlike any other I’ve seen. Sammy, our guide, was really friendly and knowledgeable and super chilled with time and has a really comfortable vehicle too which was great :)

March 12, 2020

Very nice tour... puma is very nice... It's really worth it just the white temple itself

March 17, 2020

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Product ID: 274372