Half-Day Excursion to Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam & Wat Chiang Man

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Duration: 3h
Location: Wiang Kum Kam, Chiang Mai, Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand

Category: Day Trips & Excursio

Exploration of Wiang Kum Kam's ancient temple ruins
Traditional horse-drawn carriage ride to admire architecture
Wat Chiang Man—Chiang Mai's first temple
Viewing the majestic 3 Kings Monument
History & heritage at Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center

Guided tour of Wiang Kum Kam's ancient, ruined temples, 3 Kings Monument, and Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center
Admission fees
Horse-drawn carriage ride
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Chiang Mai hotel
Commentary in English


Explore the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam on this day trip from Chiang Mai. On a horse-drawn carriage ride, explore the city's ancient temple ruins. Then visit historic Wat Chiang Man temple and learn about Chiang Mai's heritage at the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center.

Begin your journey with a comfortable hotel pickup and ride to the recently restored lost city of Wiang Kum Kam, which was abandoned more than 700 years ago.

Upon arrival at its entrance, hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage and explore the ancient complex. Pass by historic temples of Wat Phraya Meng Rai, Wat Kan Thom, and Koo Paa Dom. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of the 5-tiered Wat Chedi Liam, which shows strong Mon Hariphunchai influence.

Next, visit the historic Wat Chiang Man temple, the first temple built in Chiang Mai. Admire the its astounding architecture, art, devotional Buddha statues, and sculptures. Go inside the main wihan (monastery) and see relics and artifacts from the extinct Lanna Kingdom.

Stop by the majestic 3 Kings Monument depicting King Mangrai of Lanna, King Ngam Muang of Phayao, and and King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai before visiting the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center. Learn about the history, origins, and heritage of Chiang Mai before returning to your hotel.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
Know before you book: Children 1 and younger are complimentary., Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult., Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center is closed on Mondays.

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