Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Amazing Temples Tour
Rise early for an authentic glimpse of Chiang Mai’s Buddhist culture. Experience a typical morning routine as your start your day with almsgiving to the monks.go to the market with your guide and enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast. Then visit two well-known Buddhist temples Wat Chiang Man and Wat Srisupan. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people for a personalized experience. Chiang Mai morning culture tour, including Buddhist temples Discover the cultural and spirit of Chiang Mai Visit the vibrant Kad Chiang Mai Gate market and enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast Enter the tunnels of The Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and goes back all the way to the founding of the city in 1296 and Wat Srisuphan: Chiang Mai’s Silver Temple
per adult from
3 to 4 hours
What's included :
- Offering for monk.
- Entry/Admission - Chiang Mai Gate
- Entry/Admission - Wat Chiang Man
- Entry/Admission - Wat Sri Suphan
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chiang Mai Gate, Mun Mueang Rd. Phra Sing, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
06:00 Pick up from your hotel
06:30 Offering food to Buddhist monks at the market
07:30 Visit the vibrant Kad Chiang Mai Gatet and enjoy a traditional Thai breakfast
08:00 Enter the tunnels of Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and goes back all the way to the founding of the city.
09:00 See the Wat Srisuphan Chiang Mai’s Silver Temple only one in Chiang Mai.
10:00 Return to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wat Chiang Man, 171 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Si Phum, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
The Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and goes back all the way to the founding of the city in 1296.
When King Mengrai decided to build a new city and make it the new capital of the Lanna Kingdom, he build the Wat Chiang Man as the first temple of the new city on the site he used to supervise the construction of Chiang Mai. The temple holds several very old and important Buddha images.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wat Sri Suphan, 100, Wua Lai Road Hai Ya, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
The silver shrine
The temple here was first founded in 1501 under King Mengrai and given the name Wat Srisuphan Aram. Since the original construction, the temple has been renovated and redesigned a number of times. The most recent reincarnation of the temple began in 2004 under the direction of the abbot, Phra Kru Phithatsuthikhun. Rather than using standard temple renovation techniques, the abbot has utilized the skill and knowledge of local silversmiths. This is most evident in the design of the main ordination hall (ubosot). The result is a silver-coloured building which shimmers in the sunlight and is full of intricate details. Most of the work is carried out using alloy and zinc with precious silver being reserved for the holy images.No entry inside The silver shrine for ladies.
Chiang Mai’s silversmith tradition and workshop
Wat Srisupan is an important centre for handicrafts and helps to preserve the silversmith tradition of this area of Chiang Mai. Techniques are handed down to the new generation of silversmiths at the Ancient Lanna Arts Study Centre (known as Sala Sip Mu Lanna) and visitors to the temple are encouraged to see the artisans at work. Wualai silverware is noted for the raised textures which stand out from the background. Another unique Wualai trait is the use of an elephant instead of a pig when depicting the animals of the zodiac.
It was around 200 years ago under the Lanna king Kawila that the silversmith community was first established in Chiang Mai. As part of Kawila’s series of initiatives to restore Chiang Mai to former glories, he invited villagers from the Salawin Basin (in the north-west of Thailand) to come to the city. Renowned for their silverware skills, the villagers formed a community just outside the city walls to the south of Chiang Mai Gate in the Wualai area
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Chiang Mai Gate Market, Bumrung Buri Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :Wat Chiang Man, 171 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.