Get Inspired / Asia / Thailand Thailand: Chiang Mai Sightseeing Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Thailand Thailand: Chiang Mai Sightseeing story by: Inspire Thailand DOI SUTHEP TEMPLE & CITY TOUR A city boasting over 700 years of history, this tour gives a great overview. Head to the most significant temple in Chiang Mai, the 600 year-old Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Inside you will find the copper-plated Chedi that is topped by a five-tier gold parasol, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha. From the terrace you have panoramic views of the entire city. Once you get there, that final climb up the 306 steps of the Naga staircase will seem worth it! DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 5 hours BAAN HONGNUAL COOKERY SCHOOL When cooking, various local spices that enhance your health and physical well being are used as ingredients. The school’s aim is to teach you how to cook delicious Thai food perfectly and to help preserve this culinary art. Start by visiting a local market to learn how to choose produce, whilst at the same time learning about the herbs and spices used in Thai cooking. Proceed to the school for your cooking class followed by lunch. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 7 hours CHIANG RAI & THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE Drive through beautiful Northern scenery, with a stop at the Hot Springs at Mae Kajan. Visit the famous Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. Continue on to the border town of Mae Sai, where just across the bridge lies the Burmese town of Tachilek. Enjoy lunch and shop for some Burmese souvenirs. On the way back to Chiang Mai, visit an Akha and a Yao hilltribe village. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 12 hours EVENING KHANTOKE DINNER & SHOW The food in this region is very different to the rest of the country. Traditionally Northern families sit and eat around a ‘Khantoke’, a small circular table, sitting on the floor. On this tour enjoy a meal of several Northern dishes, along with a very graceful show of Northern Thai dancing, including the fingernail dance and the ‘Ramwong’, where you will be invited to participate as well as a special show featuring dances from the various hill tribes. DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 4 Thai beach mantras to live by Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.