CHIANG RAI IN TWO DAYS FROM CHIANG MAI

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PRIVATE TOUR – We will visit the north with this two-day trip that will take us to the golden triangle, visit the hill tribes, the tea fields and visit the beautiful, unmissable, temples of Chiang Rai.

Plan

DAY 1

7:30 am departure from your hotel, guide and driver will pick you up.

White Temple – Wat Rong Khun White Temple
Visit the beautiful Wat Rong Khun White Temple
It is a contemporary work, begun to build in the very recent 1997, still under construction for perhaps another 40 years but already at a good point (it would seem already completed at a first glance), the temple is constantly undergoing modification and its very distinctive and characteristic design refers to Buddhist mythologies, human sins and pop culture icons such as Michael Jackson, Harry Potter and Superman. It is very suggestive, a “must to see” of the North

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Choui Fong Tea Farm- tea fields
For half a century, Chong Fong tea has been well known for the highest quality traditional teas grown in its fields in Chiang Rai – an agricultural center in the kingdom of Thailand. In terms of production capacity, Choui Fong is the largest compared to other tea producers in the province of Chiang Rai. We have been present for over 40 years and consistently, we have maintained a very high quality standard. We produce one of the best tea in Thailand. We have built a growing list of customers over the years; here in Thailand and other countries. Our customers have been with us over the years because of the high quality of the tea we produced.

Chong Fong tea grows many different types of tea such as Assum, Green, Oolong and Black Tea in the highlands at an altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level and in an area of ​​over 1,000 rai. Ideal climate and soil conditions in Chiang Rai allow the cultivation of excellent teas. Not only do tea grown in optimal conditions produced by mother nature, the collection and processing of tea leaves are performed using tried and tested methods of world-wide best practiced – from carefully hand-picked leaves from well-trained gatherers to the mixing of the leaves by of professional Taiwan tea specialists. All these factors combine to ensure that consumers can enjoy high-quality tea, rich in taste and aroma and with a pleasant, long-lasting aftertaste.

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Visit hill tribes, Black Lahu, Akha and Karen
You will go to visit the local populations who settled here many years ago, between problems of culture and persecution

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Golden Triangle – Triangle Park-Chiang Rai
The Golden Triangle Park where the borders between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet and where 70% of the opium market was produced many years ago, today this trade has been completely swept away by tourism, at least in Thailand.
At this point, take the boat for the nice ride on the Mekong River, with a visit to the market on the Laotian side.

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Check in in hotel , free time in the evening

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DAY 2

8:30 am After breakfast, the tour resumes its journey, today we will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Rai before returning to Chiang Mai

Wat Jedyod, Chiang Rai

South of the Night Bazaar is one of the newest temples in the city of Chiang Rai. Wat Jedyod, which means “seven summits”, was started in 1844. It is a kind of copy of the ancient temple of the same name in Chiang Mai, which in turn is a copy of a temple in India. The main chapel (wiharn) opposite the chedi (pagoda) was consecrated in 1944, and is quite interesting in itself. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the mural painted on the wooden ceiling of the front porch. Presents a presentation of the Thai astrological system. Even the doors of the wiharn are painted. Inside, the decor is mostly red and silver, instead of the red and gold found in most of the other Chiang Rai temples.

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Wat Ming Muang, Chiang Rai

Built in 1262 during the reign of King Mengrai the Great. His wife, Queen Devi Usapayako, ordered the first renovation of the temple and often visited to pay homage to the main Buddha statue housed in the wooden vihara of the temple. The temple is also a memorial to the mother of King Mengrai, Queen Chommuang (aka QueenThep Kamkayai). King Mengrai is known to visit the temple at least twice a year – once in the full moon night of Visaka and the other on the day of Loi Krathong.

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Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Chiang Rai

Wat Phra Kaew is a royal temple in Chiang Rai and one of the oldest in the city. Although the exact year in which Wat was founded is not known, it dates back at least to the end of the fourteenth century.
Wat Phra Kaew is an important temple in Thai history, since it was here that the Emerald Buddha was discovered in the year 1434 after a lightning struck the chedi where it was held. The Emerald Buddha or Phra Kaew Morakot is the image of the most highly revered Buddha in the country, which is now kept in the temple of Wat Phra Kaew, on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

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Wat Ngam Muang, Chiang Rai

Between the Doi Tong and Wat Phra Kaew is the Wat Ngam Muang temple. The name of the temple means “beautiful city” in Thai. It was founded in 1670 around a small chedi that brought back the ashes of King Mengrai, founder of Chiang Rai and the kingdom of Lanna. The pagoda should have been built by Mengrai’s son.

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Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Rai

The Wat Phra Singh, or Temple of the Lion Buddha, is very similar to the temple of the same name in Chiang Mai, with the typical wooden structure of northern Thailand and the low, sloping roof. It was built in 1385, just over a century after King Mengrai founded the city in 1262. The main structures of the temple are the ubosot, the viharn, the chedi and the area where the monks live.
The oldest structure is the chedi; completely gilded, in Sinhalese style, it is behind the viharn. The lower trunk of the chedi consists of a square base containing niches used to hold images of the Enlightened. The upper structure, on the other hand, has the typical “bell” shape decorated with concentric and tapered spirals towards the top. The Viharn (prayer room) is Lanna style with a two-tiered multi-layered roof and naga-shaped valances. The entrance is guarded by two guardian lions, white with golden decorations (called Singha in Thai), placed on each side of the staircase. The façade panels and doors are made of wood, decorated with beautiful floral motifs. The interior, characterized by an elegant ocher lacquer, houses a gilded bronze copy of the Phra Singh statue facing the entrance, slightly smaller than the original one found in Chiang Mai. Next to the Viharn is the Ubosot (order room). Also this building is in Lanna style, with a three-level roof. Here too, the wooden panels of the facade are carved with beautiful decorations. Inside is a wooden altar decorated in gold containing an ebony Buddha statue.

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Blue Temple, Chiang Rai

It is a recent temple that is still under construction, although its main hall is now completed. It is above all its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha that fascinates. The paintings recall the style of what can be seen inside the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Even the great standing Buddha, also white, standing in front of the back of the temple, is superb.

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Among the visits we will also find time for lunch (included) and we will end the day by observing the statue of King Mengrai, who was the builder of Chiang Rai City.

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Return to Chiang Mai in the late evening.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Authorized private professional tour guide speaking your language

Private professional driver

Private and spacious private minivan with all the comforts

A night in a 4-star resort in Chiang Rai with breakfast included (Maryo Resort or similar)

Two lunches with water

All inputs

Boat on the Mekong river

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Prices

1 person, 19,000 thb

2 people, 10.400 thb per person

3 people, 11,800 thb per person (if in a triple room 7900 thb per person)

4 people, 7450 thb per person

5 people, 6500 thb per person (if 3 people in a triple room 6200 thb per person)

6 people, 5800 thb per person

7 people, 5500 thb per person (if 3 people in a triple room 5000 thb per person)

8 people, 4900 thb per person

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starting from 317 $ per person