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Optional Tours #1 & #2: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Wat Rong Khun, Rong Khun Temple, Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น), better known as the White Temple, in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand. (Photo by Peter Borter)



One-day tour of Chiang Rai province

07:30 – 19:00 hrs.

Price:  US$90, including lunch

Chiang Rai, which is located north of Chiang Mai, is Thailand’s northernmost province and is part of the so-called Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge.

The province exudes the atmosphere of mountain ranges and rich hilltribe culture. It offers many interesting cultural attractions such as Rong Khun Temple which stands out for its exquisitely detailed white architecture, with subtle modern twists, making it one of Chiang Rai’s most visited attractions.

After lunch, explore the ancient city and take a boat ride on the Khong River for a closer look at the Golden Triangle.

On the way to Chiang Rai, visit the Sankampang Hot Springs, where you can soak your feet in the mineral-rich waters and try cooking eggs naturally in one of the hotter springs.


Half-day tour of museum and Buddhist temples of Chiang Mai

13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Price:  US$40

Depart from the convention hotel in the afternoon and go back in time to visit the 14th century Chedi Luang Temple. The tour will also take you to visit Umong (Tunnel) Temple, which features a unique tunnel under the 700-year-old stupa.  

The tour ends with a visit to the Chiang Mai National Museum which also doubles as a research center for the conservation and dissemination of the local cultures and traditions of Chiang Mai and the northern provinces.

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