Chiang Mai Cultural & Mindfulness Small-Group Tour
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Stop At: Suthep Market (Ton Payom), Suthep Rd Canal Rd, Chiang Mai Thailand
Get up close and personal with Chiang Mai's Buddhist way of life on this cultural Chiang Mai tour for adventurers and soul seekers.
Start your Chiang Mai tour with a scenic drive in a Songthaew - an iconic public bus. As you make your way down Suthep Road, stop by Kad Ton Payom, a flea market well known for its northern Thai cuisine. Afterwards, offer alms to monks to ‘make merit’, then enjoy a traditional style Chiang Mai breakfast.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wat Umong, 135 Moo 10 Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Next we'll make our way to Wat U-Mong, a 600-year-old temple famed for its large painted pagoda and underground tunnel. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of this forest temple and perhaps take the opportunity to talk about Buddhism.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wat Suan Dok, On Suthep Road, west of the Old City, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Gain insight into Buddhism and Dharma at Wat Suandok.
From there, our Chiang Mai tour will pay a visit to Wat Suan Dok temple, where you can mingle with monks and learn about their way of life. Take some time out to learn Dharma and cap the day off by making an offering to the Sangkha.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep 50200 Thailand
Visit Doi Suthep road
Duration: 30 minutes
- Local English speaking guide
- local breakfast
- Monk offering
- Local transport during the tour
- Entrance fees
- Entry/Admission - Wat Suan Dok
- Entry/Admission - Wat Umong
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Maximum group size is 12.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour is not available on Buddhist Days of the month due to the monks' activities; please see the booking calendar for reference.
- Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. As this trip visits religious sites, please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered.
Awesome dinner and exposure to the culture!!!
Appreciated the nuanced perspective that the guide was able to share about Buddhism in Thailand, the different temples and the history of Chiang Mai! I had a great experience taking this tour.
a fantastic experience in chiang mai , after being picked up early in the morning was driven by my guide I was the only one on this tour was given some food to give to the monks , and in return received a blessing from a monk was then taken to two different temples , watt umung and then onto watt suan dok at each temple you are given a rear insight into the live off a monk , and even get a chance to meet a monk and et to ask him questions about the live off a monk and the end off the tour , was taken around a local market , and given a traditional Thai breakfast if you are looking for something different to-do while in chiang mai I would recommend doing this tour
Highlight of my trip so far
The highlight of my trip. Our guide Thongbang was fantastic. She spoke really good English and explained Buddhism and the local culture in a really engaging way. Loved the whole experience.
Too bad that Viator charges almost 75 for this tour it is quite the rip-off. Although I was the only one on the tour not Viator's fault, there was not much to do. Followed the tour guide to give food to a monk, ate rice/chicken for breakfast, and went shopping for her at the local market. I believed we skimmed over a lot of the temple tour because, later, I heard from others that their guides took them places I didn't see. I think she was a very nice lady, but wasn't exactly sure what to do with me. The two temples could probably have been done on my own...just needed a taxi which costs almost nothing in Thailand...if I had only known. The temples were nice, but underwhelming.