Description :
 
 
Your private guide can give you a greater insight into today's touring. The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples), 36 Wats within the old city walls and many more in the surrounding countryside, and on this private tour a visit to the most fascinating Wats is made.

Near the summit of Doi Suthep, a 5300 feet peak named after the hermit Sudeva who lived on the mountain's slopes for many years, is the 600 year old temple of WAT PHRATHAT DOI SUTHEP. After a drive up the mountain's winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.

WAT CHEDI LUANG consist of an impressive chedi, originally built in 1411. It reached a height of over 278 feet before it was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. It now reaches a height of 196 feet. The temple also contains the city pillar. Statue in small shelters surrounding this building are the home of guardian spirits.
 
 
Itinerary :
 
 
DAILY 8:30 hrs - 12:00 hrs / 13:30 - 17:00 hrs
Pick up from major hotels in Chiang Mai. Visit the most five revered temples in Chiang Mai.
- Wat Chedi Luang, this temple is the site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high, and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. At one time, Wat Chedi Luang housed the revered Emerlad Buddha image now enshrined in Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew. One of Wat Chedi Luang's most striking architectural features is a magnificent Naga staircase adorns the chapel's front porch.
- Wat Phra Singh, this temple dates from 1345 and is one of the focal point of Songkran festivities each April 13-15 when people bathe the revered Phra Phutthasihing Buddha image. The temple compound includes the lovely Lai Kham chapel with its exquisite woodcarving and northern-style murals, and a magnificent scriptural repository with striking bas relief.
- Wat Suan Dok, this temple was built in 14th century Lanna Thai monarch's pleasure garden and is a favourite spot for photographers. Several of the white chedis contain ashes of Chaing Mai's former royal family.
- Wat Chiang Mun, the oldest temple and was the residence of King Mengrai who founded Chaing Mai , and is noteworthy for a chedi supported by rows of elephantine buttresses, and a small ancient Buddha image, Phra Kaeo Khao.
- Wat Ched Yod, this temple dates from 1458. The seven-spired square chedi was inspired by designs at Bodhagaya, the site of Buddha's Enlightenment in north India over 2,500 years ago, and was built by Lanna Thai architects after visiting the holy site.
   
 
 
Inclusions :   Exclusions :
- Private tours by air-conditioned vehicles
  with English-speaking guide.
- All admission fees as mentioned in the
  program.
- Transfer from / to hotel.
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips,
  laundry, insurance, etc.
- All Optional Tour.
- Other services not mentioned in the
  program.