Guided tour

Chiang Mai: Temples & Culture Tour

4.5 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Touring Center

Chiang Mai: Temples & Culture Tour

Activity provider: Touring Center

From US$ 47.58 per person

Explore the rich culture of Chiang Mai through its 3 major temples on a half-day small-group or private tour. Learn more about the history of the city and Lanna Kingdom at the Chiang Mai Arts & Cultural Centre.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
In the lobby of your hotel in Chiang Mai (within 6km from the 3 Kings Monument)
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Visit 3 of the most important temples in Chiang Mai
  • Learn more about the history of the city at the Chiang Mai Arts & Cultural Centre
  • See historical artifacts from the days of the ancient Lanna Kingdom
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour
Full description
Explore the historical and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai on a small-group or private tour of the most important temples, including Phra Singh, Chedi Luang and Chiang Man. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then make your way by air-conditioned minivan to the active temple of Wat Phra Singh. Marvel at the highly revered Buddha images of the 14th-century monument, including the important Buddha statue of Phra Buddha Sihing. Discover the largest monument of Chiang Mai during the days of the Lanna Kingdom at the beautiful Wat Chedi Luang. Learn more about the ancient rulers of Northern Thailand on a tour of the temple grounds. Continue to Wat Chiang Man, built by the Lanna king Mangrai in 1297 AD. See historical artifacts that tell the story of the city at the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, built in the traditional northern architectural style with a typical Lanna-style.
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in the city center
  • Transportation by 9-seater VIP air-conditioned minivan
  • Experienced driver
  • Private or small-group tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees
  • Drinking water
  • Cold towel
  • Accident insurance
  • Optional tours and meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Your voucher is only valid on the date specified
  • Special rates are available for children between 3 and 9 years old as an add-on option
  • You must cover your shoulders and knees when entering temples
  • Pick up outside the city center is available at an additional charge of 500 THB each way per booking between 6 and 15 kilometers from the center and 1,000 THB each way per booking between 16 and 30 kilometers from the center
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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I had Paul take me on the tour and wow he is exceptionally knowledgeable. This was the best way to see the temples in Chiang Mai so you can understand the story and history of what you’re looking at. Paul (his English name), was so knowledgeable, courteous and I was engaged throughout. Cold water and face towel in the searing heat. Highly recommend this tour!

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June 22, 2022

Our guide, Po, spoke very good English, and told us really a lot about history of the places. He was very interested in sharing a lot of culture himself, and we really left knowing a lot about Thailand, people, culture and religion, than before. All temples were beautiful and museum visit was very interesting. This is a very good choice of tour to start exploring Chiang mai.

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June 2, 2022

We could not make it

We could not make it to the trip because i was really sick that day, but since the guide was actually the same than from our trip to the white temple, i'm sure we would have enjoyed it a lot because he was amazing. He knew a lot about Thailand and Chiang mai culture and had lots of interesting information to offer. He not only waited for us on the hotel reception, but he even offered to let us change the date of the tour for when i was better. Unfortunately we were leaving soon so we could not accept the offer, but it was extremely considerate of them

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March 11, 2019

Product ID: 122553