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Wat Pha Lat

Wat Pha Lat: Our most recommended tours and activities

Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

1. Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

Begin your morning tour by climbing the 306 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, named after the Thai Buddhist monk and engineer of many temples and roads. Gain an insight into how the monks live and choose to make a merit (offering) with them.  Head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi.

Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

2. Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

Join a full-day guided tour in Spanish from Chiang Mai to discover the beautiful temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat Umong, enjoy a lakeside lunch, and visit the impressive Warorot Market.   After your hotel pickup, drive to the Wat Umong Cave Temple, a meditation compound on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at the foot of the national park not visited by many tourists. Walk on the picturesque grounds, learn about Buddhism, and taking amazing photos. Nex,t hed to the temple of meditation, Wat Pha Lat, in the middle of the jungle. This lost enclosure inside the Doi Suthep National Park was formerly used as a resting point for pilgrims. Now monks live in it and you will walk through its enclosure, see its buildings, meditation rooms, river, and can also talk to monks.  Ride up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, the most important, well known, and spectacular temple in Chiang Mai. Located at the top of the Doi Suthep National Park, see its famous golden pagoda and enjoy a viewpoint that overlooks Chiang Mai city. At Huai Tung Tao, enjoy your delicious Thai lunch by the lake. This immense lake is surrounded by bamboo houses and it is where many locals go to spend the day on the weekends.  Later in the afternoon, travel to Wat Jet Yod, another lesser-known site in a district outside the old city. Hear the history of how the Lanna people protected themselves from invasions and you walk through ancient trees and lush gardens. At the end of the day, follow your guide inside the Warorot Market, the China Town of Chiang Mai, to see a large collection of local products and fun souvenirs. Afterward, return back to your hotel, arriving around 4:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Wat Pha Lat

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Had a great experience with Nong as our tour guide. Would highly recommend doing this tour as there will be less people visiting the temples early in the morning. Would also recommend requesting Nong because he was absolutely fantastic.

Really nice tour, was great to see the temple at sunrise. But the best part of the tour was our wonderful tour Guide Arnon, who made the experience feel extra special. Really put in an effort to capture some awesome pics of us.

Our guide, Tim, was very knowledgeable and proactive during the tour. Each wat was very interesting in its own way. Since the trip was early morning, I still had the rest of the day free. I would recommend this tour.

Even without sunrise (because of clouds and rain showers) it was a great morning thanks to guide Sam. Very special atmosphere on site & lots of background information. Getting up earlier was worth it.

This was an amazing tour with an excellent guide. I highly recommend it!