Thailand is Bustling with beautiful scenery, vibrant culture and eye-opening experience. This exotic country located within south-east Asia is considered to be a top tourist destination for many reasons. Numerous Historical sites, friendly people, elephants, glamorous beaches, and delicious food have all contributed to this magical place.
VISIT CHAING MAI
Chiang Mai is located at the upper northern part of Thailand full of beautiful nature and historical heritage of the “Lanna” Era. Chiang Mai in considerably colder than the other parts of Thailand so it’s perfect for people who can’t handle the heat and humidity of the warmer parts of Thailand.
Visit Chiang Mai’s most remarkable temples, such as Wat Sri Suphan and Wat Lok Molee, each of which has its own distinctive architectural style.
Wat Sri Suphan
Most temples in Thailand are made out of cement and various materials which is not out of ordinary. However, Wat Sri Suphan is covered entirely out of sparkling silver, gives it a unique and majestic look. This silver temple was built back in 1500, considered to be one of the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and renowned as the the only silver temple in Thailand or even Asia.
Since the original construction back in 16th century, the temple has gone through different renovations. During 2008 to 2016, the temple has gone through a renovation performed by silver craftsman from Wua Lai community which is holds up to this day.
This temple is a unique and modern take on traditional Lanna design. You can see the meticulously crafted arts right on the walls and doors of the temple, even the Buddha statues which normally is covered in gold are silvers here.
Keep in mind that females are not allowed to enter the ordination hall. However, the hall is pretty small and seeable from the outside alone.
Wat Lok Molee
considered to be one of the oldest temple is Chiang Mai, Wat Lok Molee was built all the way back in 14th century. This temple hold a massive Chedi that was later built in 1537 and house the ashes of several Kings of the Mengrai dynasty, who ruled the Lanna Kingdom in the past.
The architecture of the temple just like most Temple in Chiang Mai, contains a different silhouette and color palette than traditional golden temples. However, a lot of people came here for the quiet atmosphere and the teaching of the monks. As a matter of fact, this temple is still active in the Buddhist community and frequently visited by local families.
Wat Lok Molee is best visiting at night since the whole temple is lit up brightly with lights and candles makes the whole temple feels even more majestic.
shopping at local handicrafts on Chang Moi Road, filled with traditional handmade goods and souvenirs. Ranging from garments, bags, toys and many more!
Explore One Nimman, a newly established landmark of Chiang Mai. This community mall is filled with numerous stores, comtemporary arts and Street Food for you to try.
RIDING HORSE AT PONG HORSE PARK
Galloping around on a horseback at Pong Horse Park. Although not well advertise, Pong Horse park is a horse stable located in Chiang Mai, where holds as good of a horse as the views surrounding the place. Enjoy horseback riding, supervise by well-trained professionals and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere around the mountain for a stunning view.
MAE KAM PONG VILLAGE
Indulge the fresh air and the majestic nature of this cute little village in the middle of the mountain. Witness the simpler lifestyle of the local villagers, soak in the sceneries and the tradition of being the one with nature. Choose to take a one-day trip around the village or spend time overnight and sight-seeing around this beautiful village at night.
PATARA ELEPHANT FARM
Visit this local Elephant farm where you can spend your day playing and riding the iconic animal of Thailand. Feeding and helps the care-taker bathe them for a once in a lifetime experience. Ride around one the back of an elephant and explore the lush and refreshing view of northern forest and soaking in all the positive energy this place has to offer.
VISIT TEMPLES AND SINGHA PARK CHIANG RAI
After a short 35 mins flight from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, take a visit to 2 of the most popular temple in Chiang Rai, The Blue Temple, and Wat Rong Khun, well-known for their unique architectural style
The Blue Temple
Wat Rong Suea Ten also known as “The Blue Temple” for its distinctive hue and colorful decorative around the temple. As the name suggested, the temple is recognizable for its shades of sapphire blue. The temple walls, roof and statue in the area are all covered in the same shade of blue, which represents purity, wisdom and anti-materialism, the corner stones of Buddhism ideology.
The exterior of the temple is as photogenic as its beautiful in person. The combination of deep lapis blue and golden trimming all around, Surrounded by plethora of Buddhist mythological characters.
WAT RONG KHUN
Also known as “The White Temple”, Wat Rong Khun is considered by many to be one of the most popular destination in Chiang Rai. This majestic Temple is acclaimed for its distinctive white exterior all around, surrounded by small canal.
The building is the perfect example of the combination between modern architectural approach together with traditional Thai motifs, which helps create this one of a kind temple.
This majestic architecture was funded and design by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, one of the most well-known Thai artist who dedicated his life to the restoration of the white Temple as you see today.
Have lunch and visit Singha park, family attraction owned by one of the biggest brewery in Thailand, This place is surrounded by beautiful plane and plantation that was once the barley field for the beer production.
VISIT CHIANG RAI CITY AND KAREN VILLAGE
Move on into the city and experience the local lifestyle of Chiang Rai People. Witness the majestic golden clock tower in the middle of the city. If the tower looks similar, you’re not wrong because the tower was designed by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat the same person who designed the White Temple.
Next up, visit The Union of Hill Tribe villages and longneck Karen. Witness the local lifestyle of various hill tribes such as Akhas, Yaos, Lahus, Pa Tongs, Long-Nose Karens, and Pa Luangs and learn about their distinctive way of living.