Chiang Mai Temples & City History Tour (Join-in)

Visit three of Chiang Mai’s must-see temples, including the revered Wat Phra Singh (Lion Buddha) with its mosaic-inlaid sanctuary

Chiang Mai, the former seat of the Lanna kingdom, is the perfect foil to Bangkok’s buzzing cosmopolis. Culture, history, arts, and nature thrive in this northern capital – not to mention the food! Before diving in, get your bearings with this quick and energetic half-day Chiang Mai Temple Tour taking you to the best sights the city has to offer, with a dose of local insight from our professional guide.

We’ll start off with an easy and smooth hotel pick-up before proceeding to our first stop, the Wat Phra Singh, known for its classic northern Thai or Lanna design. It is undoubtedly the city’s finest temple, with lavish monastic buildings and immaculately trimmed grounds.

We’ll then make our way to the beloved Wat Chedi Luang – a temple that has bested the damage done by a 16th-century earthquake (or Burmese cannon…?). It's towering, ruined Lanna-style chedi is much taller than Phra Singh’s, set in a powerfully atmospheric compound. Next, we head to Wat Chiang Man, where we’ll hear about Phaya Mengrai – none other than Chiang Mai’s founder. He established this temple, the city’s oldest, back in 1296. Finally, we’ll visit Wat Suan Dok, which is a Royal Temple of the Third Class. After covering the quintessential monuments with our local expert, we’ll bring you back to your hotel just in time for your next meal!


  • 08:30am/01:30pm - Pick-up from Hotel
  • 09:00am/02:00pm - Departure from Meeting Point
  • 09:30am/02:30pm - Wat Phra Singh
  • 10:00am/03:00pm - Wat Chedi Luang
  • 10:30am/03:30pm - Wat Chiang Man
  • 11:00am/04:00pm - Wat Suan Dock
  • 12:00pm/05:00pm - Return to Meeting Point/Hotel
For this tour there are two session available, Morning (08:30am - 12:00pm) & Afternoon (1:30pm - 5:00pm). The itinerary route is the same for both sessions. 


4 Hours
Only within Free Pick-up Area
Voucher Type
E-Voucher, present to guide/driver
Not Allowed
Not Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour Duration:

  • [Morning Session] 08:30am - 12:00pm (approx. 4 hours)
  • [Afternoon Session] 01:30pm - 05:00pm (approx. 4 hours)


What You Get


  • Pick-up and Drop-off at Hotel (within free pick-up area)
  • Transportation throughout by Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Tour Guide (English-speaking)
  • Bottled Water
  • Insurance


  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees (Wat Pha Singh THB 40, Wat Chedi Luang THB 40, Wat Suan Dok THB 30, Wat Chiang Mun THB 20)
  • Personal expenses
Insider Tips
  • Things to bring: Clothing that covers arms and legs (for temples), Comfortable shoes, Camera, Sun protection 
Additional Information
  • Free pick-up and drop-off only for customers located in the central city of Chiang Mai 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, Lam Yai Market (Kad Luang), Sunti Tham, Nimmanhaemin Road, Super Highway Road from Rin Come Square to Kuang Sing Square pass road, Arkhet Transfer Station, Railway station and Chiang Mai Airport, Areas within 2km from the city area (Muang District) 
  • The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time. Please be at the lobby 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided
  • If your hotel is outside of the free pick-up area (mentioned above), the designated meeting point is the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City. *Please be at the designated meeting point 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided
  • You will be joined together with a small group of max. 5-8 people for this tour
  • Kindly be at your meeting point/hotel lobby (please ensure your accommodation is within our free pickup areas) at least 10 minutes before the stated meeting/pick up time. Our tour guides will only wait a maximum of 10 minutes for you before proceeding to the next stop. If you are headed to the meeting point, we would like to stress that heavy traffic in the mornings is expected, and can vary greatly when compared to the travel time stated in navigation apps. Please make sure to consider leaving with enough time to reach your destination.
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the driver to verify before proceeding to board the vehicle
  • If your hotel is within the free pick-up area, the driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time. Please be at the lobby 10 minutes before the pick-up time provided.
  • If your hotel is outside the free pick-up area, the designated meeting point is the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the pick-up time provided in the itinerary
How To Buy 
  • If you are staying within the "free pick-up area", kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
    • Lead Name
    • Hotel Name
    • Contact No

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly


  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Per Person (Staying within Free Pick-up Area)
Per Person (Meeting Point)

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If you are staying within the "free pick-up area", please refer to "How To Buy" section below and email the necessary details to Changi Recommends.