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Chiang Mai Temple Trail

By Viator, April 2018

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You haven’t truly been to Chiang Mai until you’ve visited some of its three dozen beautiful Buddhist temples. From Doi Suthep Temple in the mountains outside the city to a clustering of ancient temples within its ancient walls, here are a few of our favorites.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, simply Doi Suthep Temple for short, overlooks Chiang Mai from the mountains just outside of town. It’s considered among the most sacred temples in Northern Thailand—one very much worth the 306-step staircase travelers must climb to get there.

Wat Chedi Luang
Dating back to the early 15th century, Wat Chedi Luang was once the largest structure in Northern Thailand’s Lanna Kingdom. Today, the temple sits partly in ruins thanks to an earthquake that knocked down its 282-foot (86-meter) spire, but visitors can still see its main assembly hall and reclining Buddha statue.

Wat Suan Dok
This 14th-century temple is known for its 157-foot (48-meter) chedi, or Buddhist monument, which towers above the rest of Chiang Mai’s old city and is believed to enshrine a relic from Buddha himself. The temple also hosts meditation workshops and conversation sessions where novice monks practice their English by chatting with tourists about Buddhism and Thai culture.

Wat Phra Singh
The 14th-century Wat Phra Singh ranks among Chiang Mai’s most popular and spectacular temples—an excellent example of Lanna (northern Thai) architecture with a three-tiered roof, intricate goldwork, and an enormous chedi.

Wat Pha Lat
One of Chiang Mai’s least-known temples, Wat Pha Lat sits at the end of the 45-minute Monk’s Trail hike within Doi Suthep National Park. Surrounded by forest, the temple grounds include an old chedi and a grotto filled with images of the Buddha.

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Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour, Chiang Mai, null
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Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.65
Chiang Mai by Night: Private Tour including Buddhist Chant, Thai Dinner and Night Market, Chiang ... 
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Chiang Mai by Night: Private Tour including Buddhist Chant, Thai Dinner and Night Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

See Chiang Mai come alive at night on this private evening excursion! First, head to one of Chiang Mai’s most magnificent temples to hear monks chant. Then ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.18
Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour in Chiang Mai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Gain insight into the spiritual life of Thai Buddhists in Chiang Mai on this early morning tour with a knowledgeable private guide. Join devotees who provide ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.42
Chiang Rai Temples Private Tour from Chiang Mai with Lunch, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Chiang Rai Temples Private Tour from Chiang Mai with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover some amazing temples and the breathtaking surrounding area in Chiang Rai on this private day trip from Chiang Mai. Our private guide will bring you to ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.50
Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Within the old walls and throughout the surrounding countryside, the city of Chiang Mai boasts a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples). ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.45
Full-Day Doi Inthanon Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Full-Day Doi Inthanon Tour from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

The country’s highest mountain – Doi Inthanon – is a magnificent place for those appreciating nature; from towering waterfalls, local villages to flowering ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $86.70
Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour, Chiang Mai, Full-day Tours
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Explore the soul and spirit of Chiang Mai on this small-group cultural tour! Rise early and watch Chiang Mai come to life as you visit one of its liveliest ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.26
4-Hour Doi Suthep and Temples Tour from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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4-Hour Doi Suthep and Temples Tour from Chiang Mai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy the exhilarating views from the top of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, admire the Buddhist stupas at Wat Suan Dok, and witness the 7 spires of Wat Jed Yod in ...  Read more

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.45
Private Tour: Full-Day Authentic Hill Tribe Villages in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Full-Day Authentic Hill Tribe Villages in Chiang Mai

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

This private tour explores remote authentic hill tribe villages in Chiang Mai, such as the Hmong and Karen, in a responsible way.  Get of the city, and travel ...  Read more

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $100.38
Wiang Kum Kan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Private Tour, Chiang Mai, Custom Private Tours
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Wiang Kum Kan and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Private Tour

Wiang Kum Kam is one of Chiang Mai’s hidden attractions, buried from years of flooding because of its low-lying location. Join our day tour with experience ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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