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

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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Tour description


we will meet at McDonald's near Thapae Gate.

2. Wat Dok Kham, small unique golden gold leaf mural painting. Also learn about history of Budhist monk rope.

3. Som Phet local market 
Best to buy cut fresh fruits and going throgh the marets, food and ingredients of Thai food 

4. Jaeng Kha Tum, north east old city gate.  Golden Lanna Design 
Learn about the Old Feng Shui of Old city

6.. OLDEST temple in CM.
Learn about history of CM, temple and the King from mural painting and old Lanna language 

7. THREE KING monument, with historical site

8. Wat Sadue Muang 
A temple of City Pillar.
Learn about the history of Budha image and the meaning

9..Streeed food corner

10. Wat Prasing, the main tenple.
(Entrance Fee is 40 THB / Person).

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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
    Tha Phae Gate
  • 2
    Outside visit
    somphet market Mun Mueang Road

    Local market See food culture of local Variety of fruits, vegetables and spices

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Wat Dok Kham

    Wat Dok Kham. Less tourists visit, a small old temple with beautiful Lanna golden design with stories of Budha getting to enlihgment,betc

  • 4
    Outside visit
    แจ่งศรีภูมิ Si Phum Sub-district

    Old corner of the city. Histoosite

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Wat Chiang Man

    Oldest temple in CM Get to walk around and learn about the history of three king buildings CM by mural painting

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Three Kings Monument

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

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Wat Inthakhin Sadue Muang

    The first foundation o CM old city Talk about Budhism and Lanna Culture

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Wat Phra Singh

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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Eva Bard 19 May 2024
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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Charon was an extremely knowledgeable and kind tour guide. He taught us about the history of Thailand, Buddhism, and Chaing Mai. His tour was the highlight of our trip thus far - I can’t recommended him enough!
Linda 17 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Ch ofarin was an amazing guide, I knows the history of Thailand and Chiang Mai very well. It was interesting to know some tips about Thailand thanks to him. I highly recommend that tour if you want to know the Thai culture to the deep and if you are interesting in the Buddhism and the history.
Alex 24 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
The tour with Charin was excellent, book it!! Great experience and totally recommend to learn and enjoy the walking tour with him. Outstanding personality and deep knowledge, I can only have good words for Charin.
Rob Frisina 23 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Book now — excellent experience and knowledgeable guide customized the tour to our our preferences. Shared detailed history and personal experiences — took daytime tour, booking a nighttime tour now! We loved it and highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Karla 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Hacer el tour con Charin fue una muy linda experiencia. Tenía una manera muy personal y linda de compartir conocimiento y experiencias vividas.
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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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