Free tour

Free Temple tour with the ex-monk - Old CM Town

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

Tour description


we will meet at McDonald's near Thapae Gate.

1. Local trade area of Chang Moi Kao road, see some local handmade

2. Hidden and non tourist temple  of  the Shan people.
(From Myanmar). Where we talk about the movement of Tai and Shan people, etc
Including see and learn about different art, architecture and beliefs 

3. We taking a Tuk Tuk to a central of Old city, visit to Main temple of Wat Chedi Luang. Also talk about Boudism in general
Entrance fee: 50 TJB
And Tuk Tuk fee 50 THB

4. We walk to Wat Pantao, the complete Teak Vihara Hall in Old city, see the most beautiful Budha image and Talk about Differnt Budha Status history and the meaning

5. We walk to important CM historical site

6. We walk to Three King Monument and see old government building.

7. We walk to the Temple of City pillar, also talk about the plan and Lanna Fengshui od the CM

8. Walk through Street food area.

9. We walk to The Golden temple of Wat Peasing. Also last talk about Budhism philosophy, practice, culture and Anapanasti meditation.
Include see the traditional mural painting.
Entrance fee: 50 THB
End of service.

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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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    I will sitting at front of Mcdonald. With a bamboo hat.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Chang Moi Street

    Local trade area, with shop and handicrafts, coffee, etc

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Chang Moi Kao Road

    Visit to a hidden Shan temple (previously from Northern Myanmar

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Wat Chedi Luang

    Main temple of the Old city

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Wat Phantao

    A complete teak Vihara hall and best example of Lanna art, architecture

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Three Kings Monument

    Learn about city plan, Feng Shui of CM old town.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Wat Inthakhin Sadue Muang

    City pillar temple Also talk about the plan and Feng Shui of CM old town

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Wat Phra Singh

    The second main temple of Old Chiang Mai Town, unique Lanna mural painting, golden Chedi and more. Also talk about Boudhist philosophy, culture and Anapanasti meditation. Open for questions.

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

(70 ratings)
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Alma 18 Jul 2024

It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We had the opportunity to learn about the city and Buddhism through the interesting and kind eyes of the special guide. We learned a lot about the history of the city and of Thailand as a whole and also about a monk. Recommend to everyone!
Nathalie 14 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Charin was a great guide. he paced the tour well and still found time to include all our questions. The tour included temples and alot of facts about Buddhism but also interesting insites,about local culture and crafts. would very highly recommend.
Noel 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Funny and friendly guide who taught us a lot. I really enjoyed the tour. Thanks again.
Aiden 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
This was a great and very informative tour. Charin was a great guide full of knowledge and wisdom, and most importantly a clear willingness to talk about his experiences.
Alice 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Amazing tour, very informative! Charin is a great person, very knowledgeable, available and kind! Super recommended :)
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 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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