Pick up times: Morning - 6.40 am
Type of Tour:
Buddhist culture, Architecture and Family Leisure.
Pick up: 6. 40 am - 9.30-10:00 am. approx. finish
For this tour, we will leave your hotel early in the morning to witness and personally experience early morning life in Northern Thailand. Our first stop will be at the foot of Doi Suthep Mountain in Chiang Mai to witness the daily ritual of Buddhist monks walking out of the temples to receive alms offerings from local people. You will also get to experience, first-hand, how to make alms offerings.
We will then travel further up the mountain to visit Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark of Chiang Mai. It’s been said that if you haven’t visited this temple, you haven’t really arrived in Chiang Mai! At the top of the temple, you will witness the Golden Pagoda, believed to enshrine holy relics of the Lord Buddha. You will then have a chance to take beautiful pictures at the viewing platform, which offers you a panoramic view of Chiang Mai City.
At the temple, we will receive a holy blessing from a monk, from which you will also receive a holy yarn bracelet and be blessed with sacred holy water. If you wish, you may also have an opportunity to speak to the monk.
Before returning to your hotel, we will visit the Hidden Temple where meditation monks reside and practice their daily routines. This ancient temple is very peaceful and quiet, as well as surrounded by stunningly beautiful nature. The traditional Lanna architecture reflects the beauty of Northern Thai culture.