3 Days in Chiang Mai Tour : Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Chiang Mai – Wat Chedi Chet Yot – Doi Suthep – Home host dinner (-/L/D)
Upon arrival at the airport / train station and meet with your guide with a sign marked “customer name” and transfer to the hotel for check in. Chiang Mai (New City) was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the first independent Thai state, Lanna Thai (Kingdom of One Million Rice Fields). It became the cultural and religious center of the northern Tai, those who had migrated from southern China to dwell in Thailand, and remained so throughout the turbulent period of recurring Burmese attacks.
The Burmese finally captured Chiang Mai in 1556 and occupied it until King Taksin retook the city in 1775, driving the Burmese forces back to near the present border. Burmese influence on religion, architecture, language, cuisine, and culture, however, remains strong. The city stands on the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River.In the afternoon, transfer you to visit Wat Chedi Chet Yot – one of the oldest temples in Chiang Mai. One of the main attractions is a seven-spired square chedi, which was inspired by the design of the Phuttakaya stupa in India.
More importantly, the stupa contains the ashes of King Tilokkarat, a king of the Meng Rai Dynasty who built this temple. Then transfer you to listen to sermon at Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most important and famous temple in Chiang Mai. Walk around the grounds of Doi Suthep past golden pillars, six foot gongs and rows of bells. A five tiered parasols made of gold sat on display in the inner courtyard. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep was built in 1383, is the symbol of Chiang Mai.
A panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside can be seen from the temple grounds.In the evening, we will take you to another part of Chiang Mai to over look of Royal Flora in Chiang Mai and Prathat Doi Suthep. Come one of the Hidden Gem in the city then welcome to the land of smile and exotic culture amidst the mountains. OPEN HOUSE offers you a dinner at the house’s area is near the national park. You can see how the local living the house and join them a dinner.
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Day 2: Take Care of Old Elepahant – join trip (B/L/-)
Travel to suburb of Chiang mai, visit the the home of old elephant. Learning the Old elephant life. Start to take care of old elephant. Help them with nail, take a bath with them, create them herb for instance.Then transfer back to hotel.
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Day 3: Wat Suan Dok – Lanna Art Hall – Waroros Market – Departure Chiang Mai (B/L/-)
After breakfast, transfer you to visit Wat Suan Dok has the north’s largest chapel royal. The temple was built by King Keu Na of Lanna for a revered priest visiting from Sukhothai as a place for the monk to spend the rains retreat. The principal Buddha statue is a huge cast image named Phra Chao Kao Tu.
Then take the meditation retreat (2 hrs.) at Wat Suan Dok is intended purely as an introduction to various Buddhist meditation techniques, as well as an overview of Thai Buddhism and culture. This program is thoroughly recommended to do the course during your time in Chiang Mai. Visitors will learn a lot from the informative presentations and discussions with the monks. Visitor will feeling pretty chilled out and mindful which is always a bonus.Continue to Lanna Art Halls to enjoy your time with presentation of Lanna artistry wisdom of Buddhist belief and warship relative to the universe, the motivational inspiration of Buddhist architecture.
You can see the items in religious rituals such as Buddhist sculptures or crafted by hand manifesting the inspiration in Buddhism. They also reveal a chronology of Lanna (chiang mai) history and tradition. Enjoy lunch time with Khao Soi, a curry noodle dish from the northern part of Thailand. It is often made with chicken, served over Chinese Bah-mi egg noodle, and garnished with fried noodles, shallots, cilantro, pickled mustard greens, fried whole chilies and a squeeze of lime juice. The dish is a seeming cacophony of taste, each strong and distinct yet they blend into one beautifully harmonious bowl and delicious bowl, when done right, of course.
Then transfer you to visit and shopping at Warorot Market in Chiang Mai which is known locally as “Kad Luang”, is the main local market and is a busy bustling place where you can see the “real” Chiang Mai.After that, transfer to Chiang Mai airport / train station for continuing your trip or departure flight.
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