Take a private tour of Chiang Mai city and its temples. Our guides are happy to vary the tour program if you have particular points of interest within or near the old city. On our Chiang Mai city tour we normally visit include Warorot markets and several landmark temples including Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Phra Singh.
Chiang Mai Temples
Long skirts or trousers are required at the temples. Shoulders must also be covered.
Wat Phra Singh
Originally built in the 14th century and housing a revered Buddha statue, Wat Phra Singh is the most elegant temple within the old city of Chiang Mai. The murals depicting historical scenes inside the Wihan Lai Kham are worth visiting in their own right.
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang is a large compound with several temples, and a bhuddist school. Construction of the central chedi began in the 14th century. On completion in the 15th century, it was the tallest structure in the Lanna kingdom. The emerald buddha was displayed here until an earthquake caused significant damage in 1545.
Chiang Mai Old City Moat and Wall
During the tour, you will see much of the walls, gates, and moat that surround the old city. In the Lanna period, major cities in this region were fortified with large ditches. As a concequence of digging the fortifications, there was typically a mound of earth next to the ditch, and pools of water formed. In more modern times, decorative walls and widening of the 'canals' has added to the aesthetics of the original fortifications. Today the walls and moat form the backdrop to all the major festivals in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai Chinatown - Warorot Market
Warorot markets are in the heart of Chiang Mai's Chinatown. This is a genuine local market and a popular shopping destination for Thai people from outlying towns when they come to the city. In the markets and nearby streets you can find a wide range of fresh vegetables, meat, shoes, clothing, dried fruit, freshly cut flowers and much more.
Chiang Mai Old City Samlor Rides
If you want to try riding in a samlor, we can help you charter one in Chinatown. Take a ride through the old city of Chiang Mai, and your guide will meet you at Wat Phra Singh or wherever you want to visit next.
Arriving in Chiang Mai on an early flight? We can pick you up at the airport, and tour the city while you wait for hotel check-in