Chiang Rai White Temple, Blue Temple, Black House from Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai White Temple, Blue Temple, Black House from Chiang Mai

Visit the White Temple or Wat Rong Khun, a modern architectural masterpiece built by a local artist to gain immortal life
Take a break at the Blue Temple, built on a site where tigers jumped over the river
Visit Wat Saeng kaew Bodhiyan (The Temple of Light) with a unique insight into local traditions and spirituality
A TripGuru Signature Experience: curated, solo travel friendly, small group (max 9)
Have the option to upgrade your transportation options
Have the option to visit the White Temple and the famous Golden Triangle and learn about its wild history
Last-minute booking is available for the meeting point option


Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: DOI CHAANG Caffè Maesuai, 251 เจดีย์หลวง Tambon Chedi Luang, Amphoe Mae Suai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57180, Thailand

Before we begin temple sightseeing, we’ll break up the long three-hour drive at the DOI CHAANG Caffè Mae Suai to relax and maybe eat a snack.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wat Rong Khun, Lahaul-Spiti Pa O Don Chai Subdistrict, Chiang Rai 57000 Thailand

We’ll then move on to the main attraction: the White Temple. If you’re looking for ancient ruins, you might be surprised to find a modern architectural masterpiece designed and built by local artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. He was rumored to have spent over THB 40 million of his own money to create this unconventional art exhibit to gain immortal life! After exploring this local wonder, we’ll have a quick lunch before heading to our next stop...



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple), 306 Village No. 2 Subdistrict 303 Maekok Road, Chiang Rai 57100 Thailand

The Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten literally translates to ‘temple of the dancing tiger.’ It was built on a site where tigers were said to have jumped over the river.

You can opt for a private tour option to visit the White Temple and Golden Triangle (instead of the Blue Temple and Black House).

(Not included if Golden Triangle option is selected)


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Baan Dam Museum, 333 Moo 13, Nang Lae, Chiang Rai 57100 Thailand

If the White Temple was meant to be a stairway to heaven, the Black House has been called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” representation of hell, complete with preserved animals and a collection of bones.

Built by Thailand national artist Thawan Duchanee (who incidentally was the mentor of Chaloemchai, the White Temple guy), the Baan dam Museum (Black House) is a cluster of nearly 40 small shadowy structures exhibiting art dating back to the Ayutthaya period. This is truly something the likes of which we’ll never see anywhere else! Note: available until 19 June 2024 only.

Looking to make your road trip to Chiang Rai even more comfortable- You can choose to upgrade your transportation to a premium and more spacious Alphard. This ensures bigger and more comfortable seats, less people in one van (maximum of 4 people), and free snacks, cool towels, and soft drinks.



Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Wat Saeng Kaeo Phothiyan, 191 ม .11 บ้าน ใหม่ แสง แก้ว Tambon Chedi Luang, Amphoe Mae Suai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57180, Thailand

Starting from 20 June 2024, We’ll visit Wat Saengkaew Bodhiyan, also known as "The Temple of Light" instead of Baan dam Museum (Black House). This serene and culturally significant destination promises to be a highlight of your trip, offering a unique insight into local traditions and spirituality.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Golden Triangle, 370 ___ _____, Chiang Rai 57150 Thailand

You can opt for a private tour option to visit the White Temple and Golden Triangle (instead of the Blue Temple and Black House). The Golden Triangle is a triangular piece of land in which the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar all meet. The nickname was coined by the CIA in reference to this region, whose trading posts’ top product was opium. Dive deep into the wild history of this area and learn how it became one of the most notorious narcotrafficking spots in the world. This itinerary option also includes a cruise down the Mekong River. Please note that visit to the Blue Temple and Back House will not be possible if the Golden Triangle Option is selected due to travel duration and time constraints.

If Golden Triangle Option is selected, visit to the Blue Temple and Back House will not be possible due to travel duration and time constraints.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"The distance from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is approximately 172 km one-way. Kindly be prepared for a long drive (roughly 3 hours one-way)."
"Starting from 20 June 2024, We’ll visit Wat Saengkaew Bodhiyan, also known as "The Temple of Light" instead of the Black House. This serene and culturally significant destination promises to be a highlight of your trip, offering a unique insight into local traditions and spirituality."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time: 07:30 AM
Duration: 12 Hours
Start location: McDonald's Imm Thapae, 17/1 Kotchasarn Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Traveler pickup is offered
FOR SMALL GROUPS

• Enjoy free pick-up and drop-off only for small group tour customers located in the central city of Chiang Mai (within 2km radius of Tha Pae Gate) and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai Province including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in zones of the Night Bazaar, Ton Lam Yai Market, and Kad Luang.
• The exact pickup time depends on customers’ respective locations.
• The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact pickup time. Please check your email for the update.

FOR PRIVATE TOURS

• Your accommodation in major areas of downtown Chiang Mai within a 5 km radius of the Tha Pae Gate (Chiang Mai City area), the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai province, and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai province including Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in the zones of the Night Bazaar, Ton Lam Yai Market, and Warorot Market (Kad Luang). Your tour guide will be holding a TripGuru sign waiting for you at the hotel lobby.


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees: White Temple (THB 100)
  • Bottled water - Drinking water is stored in a glass bottle
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Rong Khun
  • Entry/Admission - Baan Dam Museum

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Blue Temple (Not included if Golden Triangle option is selected)

Facilities


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