Day Tour Chiang Rai: White Temple, Black House & Blue Temple
Day Tour Chiang Rai – Blue temple in Chiang Rai
Day Tour Chiang Rai – Join us on an unforgettable trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and discover its beautiful temples! On this day tour we visit the hot springs north of Chiang Mai, the White temple, the Black house and the Blue temple. A packed day full of amazing Thai architecture. Included in the price are hotel transfers, transport by air conditioned minivan with English speaking guide, all entrance fees, a Thai style set menu lunch, bottled water and accident insurance. Join us on the Chiang Rai temple tour and see these famous landmarks yourself!
What to expect on this tour
Our Chiang Rai temples tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai or a 3km radius. The pickup time is between 07:00 and 07:30. We then start the morning tour with a drive through the scenic countryside of Northern Thailand drive by air conditioned minivan towards the north for a 3 hour journey to Chiang Rai. Our first stop is the Hot springs north of Chiang Mai.
We will take a short coffee break about halfway to Chiang Rai and stretch your legs at a local natural sulfur Hot spring. Vendors selling eggs to visitors can be seen here. This is because the hot spring is hot enough to boil the eggs! The natural Hot springs is a good spot to relax you for the journey. We have a look at the gardens on top and our guide will tell you more about the structure and what it means to the Thai people.
The first major stop is the dazzling White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), one of Thailand’s most recognizable structures. It is a local Thai artist’s ongoing project and is designed to reflect Buddhism and enlightenment principles. The White Temple consists of nine different white and intricate carvings and sculptures decorated buildings. It is also inlaid with small pieces of glass and mirrors glinting and shimmering in the sunshine, making it especially amazing.
Wat Rong Khun is an incredible masterpiece of a kind. It is considered this century’s most beautiful temple. The artist Chalarmchai Kositpipat’s masterpiece, famous for his extravagant and unique paintings related to Buddhism, Wat Rong Khun reflects the artist’s great visions of heaven, hell, and nirvana.
The next stop is the amazing Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten) (Chiang Rai Blue Temple). Unlike any other temple in the country, this is another stunning temple. The artwork of the temple is similar and just as fantastic as the White Temple can be found. But not only is it free to enter in at this one, but you can also take pictures in the hall of the ordination. See the amazing blue interior!
Now its time for lunch, where we will take a beak and relax before our last stop at the the Black House Museum (Baan Si Dam)
At the Black House Museum we will see Thai artist Thawan Duchanee’s interesting collection of artifacts. It created a lot of excitement and through these artworks it also gets new concepts. The Black House feels hidden and mysterious in every corner, always surprising, with new discoveries. Both projects are ongoing and will take decades of work to complete before the artists are satisfied. Unlike anything else we have seen, both are unique creations.
Everything good comes to an end and we will be going back to Chiang Mai where you will arrive at your hotel at around 8:00 pm.
- 07:00 – 07:30 – Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai or 3km radius
- 9:00 AM : Take a short break at a natural hot spring and relax (aprox 20 minutes)
- 11:00 AM : Explore the White Temple in Chiang Rai (approx 45 minutes)
- 12:00 PM : Enjoy lunch at the White Temple’s Thai restaurant
- 13:30 PM : Visit the Blue Tempel (approx 45 minutes)
- 15:30 PM : Wander through the many rooms in the Black House (approx 30 minutes)
- 18:00 PM : Depart from Chiang Rai
- 20:00-20:30 – Return to your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai
12 hour tour
No booking or credit card fees
Pay a deposit now and the remaining balance on tour
From: 1,795 ฿
What is included in this trip?
Hotel transfers to and from Chiang Mai
All entrance fees
Transport by air conditioned minivan
Thai style set menu lunch
English speaking guide
WHAT TO BRING
What should you take with you if you go on this trip?
Rain coat during rainy season (Jun-Aug)
Wear modest clothes for the temple visit: cover shoulders & knees
What should you know if you go on this tour?