Tour Code: WHT008 Price: 2000 BahtTime: 09.00-15.00

Wiang Kum Kam – Chiang Mai

By 1296, King Mangrai had chosen a new site for his capital on the higher opposite bank of the Ping River and declared the newly constructed city of Chiang Mai as the capital of the Lanna kingdom. Years of flooding thereafter left Wiang Kum Kam buried metres underground.

In 1984 Thai authorities were alerted to the discovery of a number of ancient tablets found under Wat Chang Kam just 5km south east of the Chiang Mai metropolitan area. Archaeologists quickly moved in and uncovered the remains of the ancient lost city of Wiang Kum Kam.

Over thirty archaeological sites including many ancient temples were found within the ancient rectangular shaped city wall and just beyond. Finds excavated at the Wiang Kum Kam site suggest that there had been a long history of settlement in the area dating back to the Eighth century.

Wat Umong Temple

Wat Umong is unique in many respects. For one, it’s built in the foothills of Suthep mountain and is still heavily forested. But the most unique feature of the temple are the tunnels which give the wat its name (umong is the Thai word for “tunnel”).

Itinerary:

  • Pick up at your hotel at 9.00 am.
  • Visit Lost of Chiang Mai Wieng Kum kam take a Horse carriages to visit around
  • Visit Wat Umong
  • Stop at Khao Soi at Samer Jai for lunch.
  • Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai about 15.30 pm.

This tour includes:

  • Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Comfortable air-con car or Mini bus (Depend on group size)
  • All Entrance fee and Horse Carriages
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Lunch at Khao Soi at Samer Jai

Clothing: Polite clothes such as trousers or a long skirt should be worn for the visit to Wieng Kum Kam and Wat Umong

Type: Private tour

Price: 2,000 Baht/pax (Private tour only. Minimum 2 pax.)

Operated by: Wandering Star Tour