Chiang Rai, the mountanous city and flowery land 3 Days/2 Nights trip
Chiang Rai view point • Long Neck Karen village • Burma border • Khantoke
Golden Horse Monastery • Doi Maesalong • Mae Fa Luang garden • Doi Tung palace
light & sound at the Clock Tower • White temple • Ancient temple • the Golden Triangle
Day 1: Chiang Rai City Tour (L, D)
After arrived at Chiang Rai airport, we transfer and take you to check in at Daimond Park Inn resort or equivalent. Then visit Doi Khao Kwai .View the scenery of Chiang Rai that is surrounded by mountainous area and fresh air on the peak of Khao Kwai.
10.00 Head to Padong, Long Neck Karen , the remarkable primitive hill tribe who has an astounding lifestyle.
12.00 Stop for lunch Khao Soi, local noodle.
13.00 Continue your trip to Mae Sai , the northern most city of Thailand and its border of Myanmar. Enjoy your shopping at the local market of two countries.
16.00 Back to your hotel.
19.00 Enjoy your Khantoke dinner including native foods of the north, such as fried chicken, chili sauce, pork curry( Gang Hang Le) and crispy noodles at Sabun Nga (Vegetarian or halal food is on request) . During your meal, dances and hill tribes will be performed.
|Day 2: Doi Mae Salong and Doi Tung (B, L)
07.00 After breakfast, meet and offer food to young monks at the Golden Horse Monastery . Their abbot, Kru Ba Nuea Chai, was a professional boxer, and so it's perhaps not surprising that the hill tribe orphans and outcasts he teaches learn a particularly tough form of Buddhism.
Besides the teachings of Buddha, there are other lessons to be learnt - to ride horses, to kick box and even to endure tattooing without flinching.
10.00 Head to Doi Mae Salong Mountain , taste Oolong Chinese tea and tea leaves boiled eggs without cholesterol and visit the village of Chinese Haw refugees.
12.00 : Have lunch at Doi Tung.
13.00 Be impressed with various colorful flowers and plants at Queen Mother Garden and her residence (Built in Swiss classical style) on Doi Tung mountain .
16.00 Return to your hotel and have dinner on your own.
19.00 Visit the light & sound at the Clock Tower , the wonderful architecture designed by Mr.Chalermchai Kositpipat, the most famous artists of Thailand.
After that free & easy to continue shopping at Night Bazaar .
|Day 3: Golden Triangle (B, L)
08.00 : Breakfast and check out. Head to the white temple or Wat Rong Khun to be impressed with the talent of a sculptor that carved bare statues, the fantastic stained glass and mosaic tile and painted the most beautiful wall painting of Lord Buddha in the chapel.
10.00 Visit the Golden Triangle where the borderline of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meets. This place used to be famous opium business center which was purchased with gold.
12.00 Have lunch at a local restaurant at the Golden Triangle.
13.00 Go to Chiang Saen , the oldest city of lanna Kingdom built by King Meng Rai. It used to be the original cultural center of the north. Then visit Wat Chedi Luang, built by King Sean Phu in the 13 century. This Wat consists of the largest pagoda of Chiang Rai and the 1000 year old Viharn (Chapel).
15.00 Return to Chiang Rai. On the way, stop over at the Handicrafts Center.
Leave for your next destination.
|Remarks : The price can be changed due to the high or peak season. Please check with Destiny's staff to confirm the real price for your date of the tour.
| Cost Included
• Air-conditioned transportation.
• 2 nights accommodation with breakfast.
• All admission fees to visiting places mentioned in the program.
• Meals mentioned in the program.
• An experienced English-speaking tour guide.
• 1,000, 000 baht travel insurance.
• Khantoke Dinner and cultural shows.
• Personal expenses such as drinks tips and laundry.
• Air ticket and airport tax.
• Other expense not mentioned in the program.
• Dry food for offering to monks.
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