Free tour of a hidden and prominent place in Chiang Mai

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Ch ofarin
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. Pls join in. I will give the best walking tour in CM, covering history, local living and trade area to understand a bit about food culture and lifestyle. Also visiting many hidden temple and main temple of the city, to enjoy the beauty, peace and learning about Buddhism, its philosophy, culture , practice and the life and role of Buddhist monk and female, etc. Also at the end of the tour. We are always open sometimes for questions, discuss on Buddhism, Cultural etc.

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

Tour description

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

1.;unique small LANNA GOLDEN DESIGN of WAT DOK KHAM temple 

2. Less tourists visit Shan Temple

3. a local WAROROS MARKET day local market.

4. Jaeng Sripoom, old corner of Old City, With the Shrine of Guardians of City Happinesss.

5. Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in CM, with the history reading from the mural painting.
And 20 minutes free time to rest, drink or see temple by youi.

6. Three King Minument with some historical buildings.
7. Wat Sadue Muang, a temple of City Pillar, with the Talk Budha Images Histo, meaning of all Positions.
8. Iinrroduction of Street foood cirne

9.. MOST BEAUTIFUL temple of WAT PRASING.  End of Tour Service.
With last talj of Bushism Practice, Cultures and Meditatio

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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
    Wat Dok Kham

    Less tourists, a small temple but full a beautiful Lanna golden design and symbolic

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Chang Moi Street

    Wat Nong Kham A less tourist Shan Temple

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

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

  • 5
    Outside visit
    แจ่งศรีภูมิ Si Phum Sub-district

    Moat and Old corner of CM old town

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Wat Chiang Man

    The Oldest temple in CM

  • 7
    Outside visit
    City Pillar Shrine (San Lak Mueang)
  • 8
    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.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Wat Phra Singh

    One of the main temple in the old city With unique and anvient golden temple temple. See and lean about local culture from an ancient mural painting Opportunity to get blesding ftom the monk hete. END OF SERVICE

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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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.
Vitoria 21 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Interesting tour, with clear explanations in relation to the sites visited. Also, Charin’s has a deep knowledge of Buddhism that was shared with us and made the visits to the temples very meaningful. I recommend!
Alice 03 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
The tour was very nice and Charin had a lot of interesting information about the city. Unfortunately, at the end of the tour, we were asked to give at least 10€ (the actual euro banknotes) for the tour. Honestly, for that price I would have evaluated also other options and not the "free tour" one.
Matilde 03 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
The tour was very nice and Chiarin has a lot of interesting info to share, it is just a little inconvenient that at the end he asked for “at least 10€/person” (380bath)
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Who is this tour for?

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 4 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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