Tour Code: WRC006 Price: 1700 BahtTime: 06.00-11.00

Highlight of Chiang Mai.!!! Recommend!!!! 
Seeing The North – Chiang Mai Cultural Tour (Morning Alms Giving and a visit Doi Suthep Temple)
Important Information on Morning Alms Giving and Wat Umong
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, is the most beautiful temple that sits high on a mountaintop overlooking Chiang Mai and is the gem of this region. This tour starts in the morning at 6:00 am. It is a private cultural tour and it is one of the most enriching tours you can book on your visit to Thailand. It is one of our most popular tours and can be a highlight of your trip to Chiang Mai. You will participate in giving morning alms to the monks as well as learn about Thai Buddhism.  Giving alms takes place throughout all of Thailand and  being a part of this is certainly a must when visiting Thailand.Alms or alms giving is a religious rite which, in general, involves giving materially to another as an act of religious virtue.
It exists in a number of religions. In Philippine Regions, alms are given as charity to benefit the poor. In Buddhism, alms are given by lay people to monks and nuns to nurture laic virtue, merit and blessings and to ensure monastic continuity.In Theravada Buddhism, monks and nuns go on a daily alms around to collect food. This is often perceived as giving the laypeople the opportunity to make merit. Money should not be accepted by a Buddhist monk or nun.
Dress appropriately: shoulders, chest and legs should be covered.
Cold weather, scenic mountains, handicrafts and spicy cuisine- these are the attractions of the region. Doi Suthep Temple remains an important sight that first time visitors to Chiang Mai shouldn’t miss.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
This is Chiang Mai’s most important and most visible landmark. According to legend, holy relics discovered during the reign of King Kuena (1355-1385) were places in howdah on the back of a white elephant, which carried then to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, then if dropped dead due to fatigue from the 16 century and was expanded or restore several times later.
A flight of 306 steps, bordered by a NAGA balustrade, lead up from the parking area to the temple, which has beautiful decorated buildings and a Lanna – style chedi covered with engraved gold plates, flanked by four ornamental umbrellas.
Wat Umong
Wat Umong is a small, 700 year old construction with an ancient historical importance and is located in wonderful surroundings.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 06.00 am.
  • On the way up to visit Doi Suthep Temple in front of Kruba Srivichai Monument, we will pay respect to monks and do Morning Alms Giving
  • Drive up to visit Doi Suthep Temple – One of five Royal Temples in Chiang Mai, It is not only an important and holy temple but also famous tourist area. This is Chiang Mai’s most important and most visible landmark
  • Visit Wat Umong
  • Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai around 10.30-11.00 am.

This tour includes:

  • Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Comfortable air-con car or Mini bus
  • All Entrance fee
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel

Clothing: Polite clothes such as trousers or a long skirt should be worn for the visit to Doi Suthep temple.

Type: Private tour

Price: 1,700 Baht/pax (Private tour only. Minimum 2 pax.)

Operated by: Wandering Star Tour