Walk with me to see real Chiangmai

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on February 21, 2023

My name is Joy and I have been a Tourist Guide license for over 20 years in the Chiangmai area, as well as, Chiangmai I have taken many travellers to differents parts of Northern Thailand (about 17 provinces ). I thoroughly enjoy my job which allows me to meet people from all over the world. I was born and grew up in Chiangmai and never get tired of sharing with my clients the wonderful scenic places in Chiangmai which is the second largest city in Thailand.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Chiangmai is famous for its beautiful ancient temples though there is much more to see and do mountainous landscape around the city provides a lot of wonderful natural attractions.
Join me on the tour so I can share with you many of the wonderful places in Chiangmai that tourists aren't always aware of. I welcome travellers that enjoy learning about Thai culture and have lots of fun in doing so.

On the itinerary, we will visit some of the main highlights of the city, such as:

  • Wat Ket Karaam

This temple is also known as Wat Sa Ket. Construction took place in the year 1428 during the reign of Phraya (King) Samfangkaen the 8th ruler of the Mantra Dynasty.  There is also a Wat Ket Museum which hopefully will be open the day that we tour. 
(Please note that knees and shoulders must be covered when visiting Temples)

  • Timber Thatched Houses along the Mae Ping River

Chiang Mai was founded along the 353-mile Mae Ping River in the late 13th century. Some residents still live in wooden, Thai-style homes with thatched roofs along the riverbank just as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. You can frequently see the occupants casting their fishing nets and washing their clothes in the river.  We will walk by and observe this way of life.

  • Warorot and Ton Lamyai Market's

We will cross the Chansom Memorial Foot Bridge (Khun Kaek) to visit Warorot Market (Kad Luang) which translates as “big market”. This is the most popular market in the city. This market is a historical landmark known for its variety of speciality Chiang Mai food and products. If you're after souvenirs then this is the place to shop. Because they are located next to each other we will also pay a visit to Ton Lamyai Market.

During the tour, I will be happy to answer all your questions. I will be happy to share with you my culture and memories, as well as the best-kept secrets that some locals don't even know.

I look forward to accompanying you and making you take home a memorable souvenir of my city!

  P.S. I am unable to take a booking more than 1 month in advance.
   Minimum 2 walkers on each tour .

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    80 ถนน เจริญราษฎร์ Tambon Chang Moi, ...
    80 ถนน เจริญราษฎร์ Tambon Chang Moi, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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    I will infront of Woo Cafe

  • 1
    Outside visit
    wat ket karam
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Warorot Market (Kad Luang)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ton Lam Yai Market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Corinna 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Great experience. Spendt a longer time in the temple to learn about Thai and Buddist culture which we really appreciated.
Maria 14 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
El tour fue muy interesante para conocer mejor la cultura tailandesa. Este no es un tour de los lugares típicos, sino algo mas real visitando lugares no tan turísticos. El guía fue muy cálido y si bien los lugares que se recorren no son muchos la información brindada es muy rica!
Bob Evans 08 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Make sure that the tour is in the area that you want to see.
Harbir 02 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Tour was great! Joy (can’t spell his first name) was a great guide tour and explained the history and traditions of Thai people. It was very informative and we enjoyed going to local market and learning about different foods/spices of Chiang Mai.
Katherine 31 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Great tour very informative. We have been to other temples but learnt much more about temple and Thai culture with Joy. Walk round the market was good, helped us to visit market and try local food. Would highly recommend this tour for people interested to learn and have authentic experience.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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