See Chiang Rai’s famous White Temple and much more
This one-day tour will take you the gorgeous White Temple, the Black House Museum and Blue Temple. You will also travel to a community of Karen hill tribes, where you will encounter some of the famous Karen Longnecks. The women are usually weaving fabrics and offer them for sale, and your guide will act as a translator. Entrance to the village is optional at 300 THB, and it allows you to interact with the Karen Longnecks and learn about their life.
The White Temple or Wat Rong Khun is unique in the sense that this modern take on Buddhist temples was designed and built by artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. Started in 1998, the project is ongoing, and never really finished. The beautiful white ordination hall (Phra Ubosot) is decorated with silver glittering pieces of mirrors. There are large mural paintings of the Lord Buddha in different gestures. If you think the pictures looked spectacular, wait until you see the real thing.
Baandam Museum (The Black house) created by Thailand national artist Thawan Duchanee, is a black houses made of wood, glass, concrete, bricks, or terracotta in various unique styles and design scattered around the temple area. The cluster of houses accommodates Thawan’s collections of paintings, sculptures, animal bones, skins, horns, and silver and gold items from around the world. Several of the houses exhibit Balinese and Burmese art, dating back to the Ayutthaya Period
Blue Temple or Wat Rong Suea Ten, the temple was established in October 27th 2005, and it was built by Phudtha Kabkaew the student of national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat who built The famous White Temple. The temple takes on the colours of blue and gold, blue representing Dharma in tribute to Buddha. The entrance is guarded by two spectacular dragon statues. The design of these dragons has been inspired by the work of national artist Tawan Duchanee (1939-2014) who is the creator of the famous Black House. And also in the main hall you will see a magnificent blue interior with large white Buddha.
***Please take your original passport with you on this trip***
- English-speaking guide
Pick up and Drop off time
- pick up from your accommodation 7.00 am-8.00 am
- drop off at your accommodation 6.30 pm-7.30 pm
Customer please be informed
- This is a join-in tour, so the time of each activity is an approximation. If you have a flight, bus or train to catch, please let your tour guide know well in advance
- Entrance to the Karen village is optional at 300 THB
***There are 12 people in this joined tour and transportation is by minivan.***