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Doi Tung Royal Villa & White Temple with Signature Northern Meal

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Chiang Rai

Pickup from Chiang Mai

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55 reviews

private Tour

Private Car

Free Hotel Pickup

English, ไทย

13 Hours


Only about three hours from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is one of the most beautiful cities in Thailand with both nature and culture. We'll start at White Temple, which symbolizes Buddhist heaven. Then let's have Northern Thai-style lunch at a local's favorite restaurant. After that, we'll go to Doi Tung Development Project, an area aimed to preserve nature and better the lives of local hill tribes. From flower garden to Tree Top Walk and visiting Akha people, Doi Tung Development Project is a great place where you can enjoy nature and learn about a local way of life through a new perspective.

Food & Drink

Nature

History & Culture

LocalTableatSalungkham

  • Set A

  • Sai Ua (Northern Thai Sausage)

  • Nam Prik Noom (Pound Roasted Green Chili Dip)

  • Larb Moo Kua (Roasted Minced Pork Spicy Salad)

  • Gaeng Hung Lay (Northern Thai Pork Curry)

  • Sticky Rice

  • Phu Lae Pineapple (Chiang Rai’s Signature Fruit)

  • Set B

  • Sai Ua (Northern Thai Sausage)

  • Nam Prik Ong (Pound Tomato Chili Dip)

  • Naem Pad Khai (Stir Fried Sour Sausage with Egg)

  • Gaeng Kae Gai (Spicy Sesban Soup with Chicken)

  • Sticky Rice

  • Phu Lae Pineapple (Chiang Rai’s Signature Fruit)

Remarks

Seasonality

All menu items are subject to seasonal availability.

Allergies/Restrictions

Please always inform your Local Expert of your food allergies and dietary restrictions.

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itinerary

07:00

Meet up at hotel lobby (in Chiang Mai area)

08:00

Let's take a break the way locals do at Mae Kajan Hot Spring. We'll relax at the hot spring for about 20 minutes before continuing to Chiang Rai.

10:00

Our first stop in Chiang Rai is White Temple.

White Temple is called Wat Rong Khun in Thai and it's considered the masterpiece of Chiang Rai-born National Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple is entirely painted in white to symbolize the Buddha's purity.

11:30

Have lunch at Salungkham.

Salungkham serves up two sets of LocalTable menus, so take your pick. Either way, you're guaranteed delicious authentic Northern Thai tastes.

13:30

Walk above the trees along Doi Tung Tree Top Walk, which is a 300 meter long wooden suspension bridge hanging 30 meters above the ground. Stroll in Doi Tung Mae Fah Luang Garden and enjoy the colors of the flowers. These are all the result of the reforestation project.

14:30

Go to Doi Tung Royal Villa, which was once the late Princess Mother's residence. (Princess Mother was King Rama IX's mother.)

Doi Tung Royal Villa beautifully blends Lanna (Northern Thai) and Swiss architectural styles. This was where Princess Mother spent most of her time improving the lives of local Akha people and restoring the forest.

15:00

Visit Akha hill tribe people who migrated from China to live in Doi Tung area. We'll about their way of life before returning to Chiang Mai.

20:00

Drop you off at your hotel in Chiang Mai.


Trip Conditions

Smart Casual

Vegetarian Food Available

Children Friendly

Seasonal Activities


Price Conditions

Transportation fares are included.

Admission fees are included.

Meals are included.

More details about price conditions


FAQs

Why this trip?

Not just only flower garden you can visit at Doi Tung. This royal development project king rama IX ‘s mother changed from drug area trading to be the forest also help the people on the mountain grow another winter crop instead.

Things to prepare for the trip

-polite shirt cover your shoulder and knees
-jacket


Meeting Point

Hotel Pickup

- Hotel Pickup in Chiang Mai Area


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jamie D.
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May 15, 2019

Doi Tung Royal Villa & White Temple with Signature Northern Meal

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5.0

Great trip but lots of driving

Purichat was a great guide, we loved talking with her and she was very sweet with our little one. Seeing the hot springs and White Temple was great, however we did not realize how much driving it would be to see the Doi Tung Royal Villa so we ended up heading home early.

jamie D.
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May 15, 2019

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Mary Ann S.
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March 8, 2019

Doi Tung Royal Villa & White Temple with Signature Northern Meal

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4.7

Excellent trip to Chang Rai White Temple and Doi Tung Royal Villa

Purichat was an excellent tour guide for our trip to Chang Rai - White Temple and Doi Tung Royal Villa. I highly recommend this tour. We originally wanted to pair the White Temple with a tea plantation tour but that tour was not available for our date. I am so glad we saw the Royal Villa instead. The grounds, gardens and villa are stunning. And the White Temple was more beautiful than I imagined. It was a long drive from Chiang Mai, but very interesting views along the way, and Purichat’s vehicle was very large and comfortable. She also had her sister Minty along and they are both very good and safe drivers. Purichat let us stay longer at the sites and even stopped at the beautiful Blue Temple, which was not advertised as part of the tour. Purichat provided us with very interesting facts and also was a great photographer for us. I highly recommend this trip!

Mary Ann S.
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March 8, 2019

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Lai A.
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July 18, 2019

From Chiang Mai to White Temple, Blue Temple and Long Neck Karen Village in Chiang Rai

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5.0

Amazing trip

We had an amazing trip , customised by Take Me Tour. We were picked up in a 4WD and visited beautiful magnificent White and Blue temple. Enjoyed the authentic local food Khao Soi and Pad Thai. Our guide, May even ordered extra side dishes for us to try. Only the locals know this place. Then we went to the Big Buddha and head to the Karen Long Neck Hilltribe. Thank you 😊

Lai A.
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July 18, 2019

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