This morning, rise at dawn and drive towards Doi Suthep Temple to witness dozens of monks streaming down the mountain to the city of Chiang Mai to receive alms from the locals – a visually striking daily ritual.
Afterward, drive up the mountain to visit the picturesque Wat Doi Suthep set amidst the beautifully forested mountains. Founded in 1383 AD, Wat Phra is considered one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples.
Inside the temple compounds, explore the pagodas, statues, bells, and shrines and enjoy the superb panoramic view over the city before returning to your hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, we’ll take you on a deeper exploration of this ancient city. From the iconic Tha Phae Gate, ride through the old city’s labyrinth of narrow lanes before breaking out into the beautiful rural landscape of forest-lined roads.
Stopping for a moment beside a serene 7th Century Buddha, admire the picturesque surroundings before hopping back on the Vespas for a cool ride downhill to visit the artisans of a bohemian craft village in a tranquil garden setting.
Next, shift gears and join in the bustle of Chiang Mai’s most famous market, sampling exotic local produce and embracing the chaotic Thai market experience. Finally, visit Thailand’s most stunning temple, a truly spectacular sight with incredible photo opportunities, and a place to enjoy a light local snack.
Stops include: Tha Phae Gate, Wat Doi Kham Temple, Art & Craft Village, Warowat Market, Silver Temple