Explore Chiang Rai by classic trishaw, seeing its main sites and hidden gems. Scoot around the atmospheric city streets to discover King Mengrai Monument and a colourful local market. Visit the beautiful temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Rong Khun before stopping to enjoy lunch alongside the river.
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The day starts at the King Mengrai Monument. The monument pays tribute to the ruler who founded Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai and built the foundations of the Lanna Kingdom. From here, climb aboard a three-wheeled rickshaw, or 'samlor'. This classic vehicle is the perfect way to explore Chiang Rai’s quiet streets, traveling at a slower pace and soaking up the sights and sounds.
After a 15-minute ride, stop at the local market for a visit. Browse the stalls piled high with fresh produce, joining the locals as they chat with stall owners and bargain for the best prices.
Continue by samlor to the Wat Phra Kaew temple, home to a beautiful brass and copper Buddha. Then it’s onwards to the Hilltribe Museum, which is operated by the Population & Community Development Association. Explore the impressive displays and gain wonderful insight into the colourful ethnic communities that live in the hills surrounding Chiang Rai. Following this, continue by road for a visit to the stunning white temple of Wat Rong Khun with its unusual, and controversial, kanok architecture.
Following this introduction to Chiang Rai, stop for lunch at Chivit Thammada. Enjoy fabulous views of the Kok River while dining on traditional Thai dishes. (L)
Our services include:
– English speaking local guide
– Tours and transfers by private Air
– Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
Our services do not include:
– International and domestic flights
– Meals other than mentioned above
– Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc.)
– Travel insurance
– Any service not mentioned above
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