8 Days Chiangmai Pilgrimage & Meditation

Chiangmai, the nothern capital still preserves its medieval charm protecting the ruins and ancient buildings amongst its urban jungle. The city not only boast a variety of restaurants and massage parlours for tourist but also a vast number of temples and ruins protected as part of a UNESCO Heritage Site. Visitors will be pleased to enjoy a laid back holiday strolling the streets appreciating the ancient architecture, get blessings from the Buddhist temples and participating in the bustle of the night markets.

Also travel with us to the outskirts of the mountainous city to enjoy the natural hot springs and be at peace as you watch the panoramic views on the mountains.

Highlights

Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep Temple

Mae Kajan Hot Spring

Wat Thaton

Wat Don Chan

Wat Srisuphan (Silver Temple)

Night Market

Wat Suan Dok

Wat Buppharam

Wororos Local Market

Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

Baan Dam (Black house)

Rong Suea Ten (Blue house)

Lampang

City tour in Horse carriage

Baan Sao Nak

Wat Prathat Lampang Luang

Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park

Phra Ruang Hot Spring

Activities

Meditation at Wat Thaton

Price includes

Return economy class ticket by SilkAir (MI)

7 nights hotel accommodation at local 3 ~ 4 stars hotel

meals and sightseeing as per itinerary

Mandarin speaking tour guide

Itinerary

01 Singapore  Chiangmai MI 706 1450/1650

Upon arrival in Chiangmai, meet & greet with our local guide. Visit Doi Suthep one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai. It is also a major pilgrimage destination during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Vesak. In the evening, enjoy a Khantoke Dinner with cultural show.

(Dinner)

02 Chiangmai  Chiangrai

In the morning, visit Mae Kajan Hotsping where you can try boiling an egg in the hot spring or soak your legs in one of the pools. Then, visit Wat Thaton ,a large temple complex in a very attractive setting only a few kilometers from the border with Myanmar. The temple is located on top of a hill over looking the village of Ban Thaton and the Mae Kok river. It is built over several levels of forested hills offering magnificent views over the surrounding rural area. There, we will allocate about 3 hours for you to learn Meditation & Buddhism from the resident monk of Wat Thaton.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

03 Chiangrai

Thaton Mountain tour in the morning (10 people to a vehicle). Following that, head to Chiangrai. Visit Wat Rong Khun. The White Temple is designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai visual artist. Wat Rong Khun is a unique temple that stands out through the white color and the use of pieces of glass in the plaster, sparkling in the sun. The white color signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings. Then, visit the Baan Dam (Black House). It is a collection of wood buildings featuring works by Thawan Duchanee & other contemporary Thai artists. Lastly, visit Rong Suea Ten (BlueHouse) which displays the contemporary Buddhist art that implies the Lord Buddha‘s doctrine.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

04 Chiangrai  Chiangmai

In the morning, visit Wat Don Chan, own by the Abott of Wat Don Chan, Kruba Arnan. With his great kindness & compassion, he opened a school/ orphanage for poor children & orphans. We will offer needy items for these 700 over children here. Then, visit Wat Srisuphan (Silver Temple). The ordination hall at Wat Srisuphan is covered inside & out with silver, nickel & aluminium panels, embossed with elaborate repoussé-work designs. The effect is like a giant jewellery box, particularly after dark, when the monastery is illuminated by coloured lights. Lastly, visit the Night Market for some free time for shopping after dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

05 Chiangrai  Chiangmai  Lampang  Sukhothai

After breakfast, head to Lampang. Enjoy a Horse Carriage Ride around Lampang City. Then, visit Baan Sao Nak which means “house of many pillars”. As many as 116 square shaped teak pillars are present in this house, thus giving the house its name. Lastly, visit Wat Prathat Lampang Luang a Lanna-style Buddhist temple in Lampang. The temple is said to enshrine a relic of the Buddha which is now placed in the main Chedi of the temple. Such relics are typically bones and ashes believed to be gathered after the Buddha’s cremation.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

06 Sukhothai

In the morning, visit Sukhothai Historical Park the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom beginning in 1238. The central area alone contains 21 temples enclosed by a moat. Then enjoy some time at Phra Ruang Hot Spring which has 5 spots of spring water rising from underground. The temperature is approximately 40-65ºC. We will spend about 1 hour here for relaxation.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

07 Sukhothai  Chiangmai

In the morning, visit Wat Suan Dok which literally means “flower garden temple”. The temple derives its name from the location where it was built. The temple area was once used as a Royal flower garden by the ruler of Chiang Mai. Following that, visit Wat Buppharam. Founded in 1497, most of the temple buildings date to the late 1800s. The temple is also known for its Burmese-style chedi & a Lanna-style ordination hall made from teak and glass inlay mosaic. Lastly, visit Wororos Local Market where you would have excellent shopping experience for locally made handicrafts, clothes, souveniors and plenty of northern Thailand delicacies.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

08 Chiangmai  Singapore MI701 1130/1535

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.

(Breakfast)

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