Afternoon: Chiangmai Historical/Cultural and Foodie explorations free walk

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: SAN
Registered on September 14, 2023

Hey there, I'm Santi, but you can call me 'SAN.' With 10 years of freelancing as a local tour guide in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, I've decided to take a leap into the world of FreeWalk because I'm on the hunt for thrilling new experiences that will help me grow and share the captivating tales of my hometown. Chiang Mai, with its warm-hearted locals and enchanting vibes, is more than just a place; it's a sanctuary of serenity. I'm here to show you the hidden gems, the historical tapestry, and the flavors that make Chiang Mai unforgettable. Imagine walking through ancient temples steeped in history, savoring street food that dances on your taste buds, and feeling the warmth of the locals' welcome. Chiang Mai isn't just a destination; it's a journey into the heart of Thailand's peaceful soul. So, whether you're a curious traveler or an adventurous soul, I can't wait to weave unforgettable moments and stories with you amidst the charm of Chiang Mai. Join me, and let's embark on a voyage of discovery together!

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

Tour description

—— Please read all before booking ——

*** Tipping is greatly appreciated. Your tour guide works hard to provide you with an informative and enjoyable experience, and they rely on tips to make a living. A typical tip for a free walking tour is “at least 10 EURO(380 THB)per person, or more” . If you enjoyed the tour, please consider leaving a tip appropriately to show your appreciation and respect.


1:00 PM - Meeting Point: 

  1. Thapae Gate (Meeting Point)
    • Meeting time: 1.00 pm.
    • Ideal for an introductory photo opportunity and to gather before starting the walking tour.
  2. Wat Chedi Luang
    • Distance: 10 minutes
    • Marvel at the impressive ancient chedi and explore the temple's large complex, including the city pillar and various viharas.
  3. Wat Phra Singh
    • Distance: 10 minutes
    • Visit this revered temple to see the famous Buddha image housed in an exquisite Lanna-style chapel, along with beautiful murals and a well-preserved scriptorium.
  4. Three Kings Monument
    • Distance: 10 minutes
    • A significant cultural landmark dedicated to the founders of Chiang Mai. The center often has exhibitions on local art, history, and culture.
  5. Sompet Market
    • Distance: 10 minutes
    • Experience local life and taste authentic Thai street food at this vibrant market known for its fresh produce and delicious snacks.
  6. Chang Moi Street
    • Distance: 5 minutes
    • Wander down Chang Moi Street, famous for its variety of shops selling everything from textiles to handicrafts. A great place to observe local crafts.
  7. Warorot Market (Kad Luang)
    • Distance: 10 minutes
    • Conclude the walking trip at Chiang Mai's largest market, where you can explore a maze of stalls selling clothing, accessories, and more. Don't miss the food section for some local delicacies.

*** Kindly ensure that you bring a sufficient amount of cash, approximately a couple of hundred baht, for various expenses such as temple fees, and enjoying food and beverages throughout the trip.

  • Chedi Luang temple entrance fee: 50 THB/person
  • Prasingh temple entrance fee: 50 THB/person
  • Toilet fee/donation: 5 THB/person/time
  • Preparing hat or umbrella for the sunlight(umbrella recommend cuz the heat in the afternoon)
  • Preparing pullover or umbrella for raining(umbrella recommend) in August-October
  • Bringing some water
  • Women should dress properly in the temple; No showing shoulder’s skins and belly(T-shirt or scarf covering is fine), covered knees pants or skirts
  • Make sure about ability of walking(half a kilometer or less on each spot)

—-  Important  —-

***If you find that you are unable to attend the tour, kindly consider canceling your reservation on the application to allow others who are eager to join the opportunity to participate, preferably with at least 1 hour's notice.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

Get ready for an extraordinary journey through the heart and soul of Chiang Mai. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    3 Rachadamnoen Rd, พระสิงห์ เมือง Cha...
    3 Rachadamnoen Rd, พระสิงห์ เมือง Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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    I'll be waiting at the front of Thapae Gate, holding a sign that reads 'FW: Chiangmai Exploration by SAN'.

  • 1
    Entrance not included
    Wat Chedi Luang

    50 THB/person

  • 2
    Free admission
    Wat Phra Singh

    50 THB/person

  • 3
    Entrance not included
    Three Kings Monument
  • 4
    Outside visit
    somphet market Mun Mueang Road
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Chang Moi Road
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

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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Tehya 22 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
I had a great tour! Lots of beautiful places and great information. Very much worth going
Viktoria 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
One of the best, if not the best walking tour we've ever been on. San knew SO much, we learned so many interesting facts about the history of Thailand, buddhism and its teachings, the city of Chiang Mai, Thai culture ... I could go on and on. The spots we went to were perfectly chosen, we ended the tour with a walk through Chinatown and the market which was fascinating as well. This is a must-do if you go to Chiang Mai imho. We had the best afternoon ever!!!
Roisin 10 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We really loved this tour and felt we got to see so much of Chiang Mai!
Bruno 10 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great!! Strongly recommended.
Jeni 08 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Sam was very knowledgeable about all the Buddhist temples that we visited He’s a very pleasant young man. Group was small and pace was easy to cope with. I never felt we were being rushed
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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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