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Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand | Chiang Mai, Thailand
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Exploration of Thai Buddhist culture
Visits to Wat Umong & Wat Suan Sok Buddhist temples
Chance to offer alms & meditate alongside Buddhist monks
Authentic northern Thai breakfast, just like the locals eat
Limited capacity - maximum 12 people per group
Guided tour of Chiang Mai
Roundtrip transportation from centrally located Chiang Mai hotels within a 3-mile (5-km) radius of Thapae Gate
Live tour commentary provided in English
Embark on a spiritual journey through Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s cultural capital. Visit sacred temples, offer alms to ‘make merit’, learn about religion from monks, and join them in meditation as you gain a better understanding of Buddhism and the central role it plays to the Thai people.
After being picked up from your hotel, set out along Suthep Road in a songthaew—a pickup truck converted to local public transport—until you arrive at Kad Ton Payom. A flea market known for its northern Thai cuisine, enjoy a traditional breakfast before stopping to offer alms to Buddhist monks, one of the oldest rituals in Buddhism.
Continue to Wat Umong, a 14th-century temple surrounded by lush, pristine forests. Explore the temple’s vast underground tunnels, wander among the statues of Buddha in the temple's tranquil gardens, and gain insight about Buddhism and Dharma from the resident abbot.
Your final stop takes you to Wat Suan Dok temple, where you can take a quiet moment to meditate alongside the Buddhist monks, and spend time with them as they teach you about religion and the rituals of their daily lives. Make merit with a Sangkha, or temple, offering before heading back to your hotel.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 5 and younger are not allowed.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.,
Roundtrip transportation is available for centrally located Chiang Mai hotels within a 3-mile (5-km) radius of the Thapae Gate.,
Maximum group size is 12 people.
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