Half Day Chiang Mai City and Temple tour
Early pick up this morning at 06:00 this morning for a cultural tour of Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai's temples give the city its cultural identity and showcase a mixture of architectural styles that reflect the rich heritage of the northern region. Visit four of the most important temples: Wat Chiang Man (AD 1297), the oldest temple within the city walls; Wat Chedi Luang (AD 1411), where the Emerald Buddha was once enshrined; Wat Pra Singh (AD 1345), housing a very sacred 1,500 year old Buddha image; and Wat Suan Dok (AD 1371), where the ashes of Chiang Mai's Royal Family are interred. The tour also includes an unforgettable drive through many interesting parts of the city, including markets, traditional residential areas, foreign consulates, government buildings and Ta-Pae, Chiang Mai's thriving main street.
Long Neck Karen Hilltribe at Baan Tong Luang
On this excursion visit several hill tribe groups and learn something of their origins. You will also visit Long Necked Karen, traditional Karen, Lahu and Palong villages. On the return journey back to Chiang Mai stop at one of the region's orchid farms.
Culinary Delights of Chiang Mai
As the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom; the second-oldest Thai Kingdom after the Sukhothai Kingdom, Chiang Mai became a vital cultural and commercial crossroads city between Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos and China. The first Thai ingredients, which are still in use today such as lemongrass and galangal, have their culinary roots Chiang Mai's royal courts. This evening tour provides an insight into the delights of Chiang Mai cuisine, including various mouthwatering local snacks, and the delicious Khao Soi - a coconut curry noodle dish that is unique to the region.
You will be staying at Tamarind Village, Bed & Breakfast