Free tour of a hidden and prominent place in Chiang Mai

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Charin
Quality Verified Registered on October 15, 2023

Charin -Ex- Monk Hi everyone ! I am Charin. Born and raised in Chiangmai, I work as a tour guide and run an small sustainable farm. We grow a bit of everything like variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, bamboo, banana and flowers. I have worked as a professional tour guide and tour leader for over 30 years in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore. Now I am here waiting to give a best walking tour in CM old Town. By supporting me and my tour you are supporting my village children, seniors, villagers in our Akha Tribe community. Our family always cook special food and share . Also assist with a free transportation or at non profit to ones who needs emergency, or a ride to an important at government office, temple, local markets, etc At every early rain season we plant a new forest in our donated old farmland to give back to nature. ✨ The quality of our tours is very important to us and everyone has to comply our quality policy, but our Pro's go one step further Tour Leader SE Asia Golden Ticket award. G Adventure Canada Best Tour Leader and Guide, 2 years Footstep in Asiam Local community Wisdom Leader Gued Chang , Mae Taeng Chiang Mai Previous Teacher Monk Thailand

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

Tour description

Meeting point at  MCDONALD,near  Thapae Gate. At 9.00am

1. Local trade area, Chang Moi Kao Road

2. Hidden non tourist Shan Temple
Where we talk about the movement of Tai people and Shan (from Myanmar)

3. a local WAROROS MARKET day local market.

4. Taking a Song Taew (red truck) to Wat Lamchang and oldest temple of Wat Chiang Man.
Where we talk about History of the temple and the city, etc 30 THB for Song Taew transport 

5. We then taking Tuk Tuk to Three King Monument and old government building. Free of Charge

6. Old Teak Temple of Wat Pan Tao
Where we talk about Budha and Monk life,etc

7. Main Temple of Wat Chedi Laung
And Budhism Talj, open time for questions. 50 THB entrance fee
Where we talk Budhism in general, practice, culture and open question.

End of tour
Recommend to see more temple by yourself in the afternoon
Wat Prasing Temple

*Tipping your tour guide is a thoughtful way to show appreciation for their hard work in creating an enjoyable and informative experience for you. It also helps support our tour guides, who often depend on tips to make a living. ,  If you found the tour enjoyable, please consider leaving a tip to demonstrate your appreciation.

✨ The quality of our tours is very important to us and everyone has to comply our quality policy, but our Pro's go one step further

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    17/1 Kotchasarn Rd, Tambon Chang Khla...
    17/1 Kotchasarn Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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    Please note There is only one meeting point. At McDonald's, near Thapae Gate. No other place. Charin

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Tha Phae Gate

    Meets at front of McDonald

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Chang Moi Street

    Local trade area

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

    Local day market. See local culture of food, cloths, rituals, traditional medicine, street food, utensil, and alots more

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Wat Lamchang
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Wat Chiang Man
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Three Kings Monument

    City center, learn about Feng Shui of Old city and plan Also visit to CM historival site and The correctional famale prison training center.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Wat Phantao
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Wat Chedi 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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Jed 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Amazing walking tour. We were a small group (3 ppl) so the tour felt very personality. We spent 4h exploring thr alle city- markets and temples. The atmosphere was fantastic. I learned a lot about Buddhism, history of Lanna region and its traditions. Definitely a highlight for me!
Amy 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Charin was a great guide - very knowledgable, friendly and interesting! We would definitely recommend to others - you learn so much more from a guide than you ever would walking around solo. Thank you Charin.
John 01 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Great tour by Charin. Temples, community interest, local markets and lots of local information. Heat wore me down a little, but nothing to be done for that. The tour was top notch and I would highly recommend Charin!
Eilidh 12 May 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great tour, tour guide very informative on the history of Chiang Mai and Buddhism. Involves some interesting stops and some temples you wouldn’t see if you were walking round yourself. Guide also mindful of walking in the shade to help keep out of the hot sun and checking in for drink stops. Would highly recommend!
Vanessa 10 May 2024

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
I loved his insights in the temples, buddhism and how it's is connected to thai culture. Since he is a former monk he could answer many questions and taught us the correct behavior in a temple and how we (non budist) could participate.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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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