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Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

1. Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

Begin your morning tour by climbing the 306 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, named after the Thai Buddhist monk and engineer of many temples and roads. Gain an insight into how the monks live and choose to make a merit (offering) with them.  Head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi.

Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

2. Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

Join a full-day guided tour in Spanish from Chiang Mai to discover the beautiful temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat Umong, enjoy a lakeside lunch, and visit the impressive Warorot Market.   After your hotel pickup, drive to the Wat Umong Cave Temple, a meditation compound on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at the foot of the national park not visited by many tourists. Walk on the picturesque grounds, learn about Buddhism, and taking amazing photos. Nex,t hed to the temple of meditation, Wat Pha Lat, in the middle of the jungle. This lost enclosure inside the Doi Suthep National Park was formerly used as a resting point for pilgrims. Now monks live in it and you will walk through its enclosure, see its buildings, meditation rooms, river, and can also talk to monks.  Ride up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, the most important, well known, and spectacular temple in Chiang Mai. Located at the top of the Doi Suthep National Park, see its famous golden pagoda and enjoy a viewpoint that overlooks Chiang Mai city. At Huai Tung Tao, enjoy your delicious Thai lunch by the lake. This immense lake is surrounded by bamboo houses and it is where many locals go to spend the day on the weekends.  Later in the afternoon, travel to Wat Jet Yod, another lesser-known site in a district outside the old city. Hear the history of how the Lanna people protected themselves from invasions and you walk through ancient trees and lush gardens. At the end of the day, follow your guide inside the Warorot Market, the China Town of Chiang Mai, to see a large collection of local products and fun souvenirs. Afterward, return back to your hotel, arriving around 4:00 PM.

Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Chiang Mai City Tour

3. Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Chiang Mai City Tour

Plan your own tour of Chiang Mai and have your own driver take you around the temples, markets, and famous sights. Shop for local food at Warorot Market, visit sacred temples such as Wat Chiang Man, and buy handicrafts on Chang Moi Street. Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned car. Craft your own itinerary and indicate three to four attractions you would like to see when you purchase your trip. Take note of the distance between locations when you are planning. Give your guide some options so that the best tour schedule can be designed for you. If you are unsure, check out the sacred temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh, or Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Big Stupa). Visit Warorot Market and see the clothes, local products, and food on sale at the most famous market in Northern Thailand. Check out the silver temple at Wat Srisuphan, purchase fruit and flowers at Ton Lamyai Flower Market, and walk along Chang Moi Street, known for selling handicrafts. Take in the famous landmark of Tha Pae Gate, the eastern gate of the walled city. The complete list of attractions includes Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Big Stupa), Wat Phan Tao, 3 Kings Monument, Wat Chiang Man (Chiang Mai’s oldest temple), Wat Lok Moli, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Umong (tunnel temple), Wat Srisuphan (silver temple), Warorot Market (Kad Luang), Ton Lamyai Flower Market (fruit and flower market), Thapae Gate, Chang Moi Street (handicraft street), Kruba Srivichai Monument, Wat Pha Lat (Hidden Temple).

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What people are saying about Wat Pha Lat

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 131 reviews

Our tour guide Sam was a really great guide for group of four people, and made it a personal and teaching experience. I can only recommend the tour to anyone who is interested in impressing temples and a view behind the scenes. My pickup in the morning was smooth and the van was even a few minutes early, and we went straight to Doi Suthep. Even though it was a bit hazy on top when sunrise came around, the view was still impressive. The hidden temple Wat Pha Lhat was super beautiful as well, lying like a little oasis in the forest. The days after I caught myself in many "Did you know...?" moments with fellow travellers that didn't join, so you definitely learn a lot! Big recommendation!

The tour started early in the morning but the tour was worth it! The guide was Pattarapong, who was very humourous . He spoke excellent English. He used to be a monk, and gave a lot of qualified information on the three temples. I learnt a lot ! Quite honestly, there is not enough time to see all of three temples because the tour is a brief introduction to the salient features of each one. And you can easily always make your way to the three temples again if you are so inclined. The highlight of the tour was seeing sunrise at Dou Sutthep so I would recommend this tour.

they picked us up at the hotel. our guide was Nancy. she was great, very knowledgeable and fun. We got to see the monks during their morning prayers and the sunrise at the temple. after sunrise we donated some snacks to the monks and they gave us their blessings. after that we visited 2 more quiet temples, which had stunning gardens. A lifetime experience, definitely worth the early alarm.

Koi was an excellent guide! She gave us clear and detailed explanation of all the semiotics of the temples related to Buddhism. I loved the sunrise at Wat Phra That Doi but my favourite stop was without any doubts at Wat Pha Lat, this temple is immersed in the jungle and in the early morning you hear only the birds singing and the water flowing down the brook! kop khun krap

This was such a fun tour. Our guide was so kind, funny, and enthusiastic! She explained all kinds of things about Thai culture, food, and beliefs that I would have never thought to ask about. Beautiful temples and great service. 100% would recommend this trip to anyone.