Chiang Mai Chiang Rai 4 Days 3 Nights

Wat Rong Khun Temple
Hinoki Land
Thai Elephant Conservation Center
Wat Huai Pla Kang

Overview: Embark on your journey from Chiang Mai and delve into the heart of Lampang Province. Your first stop is the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, where you’ll witness the gentle giants and learn about their conservation efforts. Next, take a scenic trek up to Wat Phra Bat Phu Pha Daeng, also known as Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat. Immerse yourself in breathtaking views and serene temple grounds before enjoying a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming streets of Lampang city. In the evening, settle in for a comfortable overnight stay in Lampang. The second day unfolds in the vibrant province of Chiang Rai. Start your day with a visit to the iconic White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, a masterpiece of modern architecture and dazzling design. Immerse yourself in its mystical aura and intricate details. Afterward, hop on a tram and explore the vastness of Singh Park Chiang Rai, a sprawling farm where you’ll discover diverse plant species and admire the natural beauty. As dusk approaches, be captivated by the Blue Temple, Wat Rong Suea Ten, with its unique architecture and intricate sculptures. Finally, delve into the bustling Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, where you can browse local handicrafts, sample delectable street food, and soak in the lively atmosphere. Rest for the night in Chiang Rai.

On the third day, ascend Doi Tung to visit the enchanting Mae Fah Luang Garden, a haven of exquisite flowers and breathtaking landscapes. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and diversity of plant life. Next, head to the vibrant border market at Mae Sai District, where you’ll experience the unique local culture and explore a plethora of goods. Then, embark on a captivating journey to the Golden Triangle, where you’ll hear stories of its past and witness the scenic confluence of the Mekong River. A leisurely cruise along the river offers stunning views of both sides of the border, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the region. Bid farewell to Chiang Rai and begin your journey back to Chiang Mai. En route, visit a tea plantation on Doi Mae Salong and learn about the fascinating Akha hill tribe culture. Meet and greet the friendly locals and discover their unique traditions. Continue your journey to Ban Tha Ton and Wat Tha Ton, where you’ll be captivated by the serene temple and surrounding natural beauty. Your final stop is Hinoki Land, a haven of aromatic hinoki trees and picturesque landscapes. As evening descends, arrive back in Chiang Mai, filled with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the North of Thailand.


After arriving at Chiang Mai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your transfer to the hotel. Once you have checked in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay in Chiang Mai and take this opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.

Your journey begins in Chiang Mai, where you embark on a captivating adventure to the heart of Lampang province. Your first stop is the esteemed Thai Elephant Conservation Center, nestled within the lush Ban Thung Kwian village. Here, witness the gentle giants and learn about their care and rehabilitation. Witness the dedicated efforts of the center as they treat sick elephants, ensuring their well-being. Beyond witnessing their care, the center offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in elephant-related activities. Experience the thrill of an elephant show, learn the intricacies of elephant care and control, and even participate in the heartwarming act of bathing these magnificent creatures.

As your journey continues, you’ll find yourself in the Chae Hom district, where you’ll visit the breathtaking “Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Phrachomklao Rachanusorn,” also known as “Wat Phra Bat Phu Pha Daeng.” Regarded as a heavenly haven by many, the temple’s pavilion and pagoda grace the summit of a mountain, perched at an altitude of almost 1,000 meters above sea level. Reaching this summit is an adventure in itself. A 30-minute trek, approximately 1 kilometer long, winds through the lush forest, offering stunning glimpses of nature along the way. The path, though challenging with its steep inclines and occasional stairs, rewards you with captivating views of the surrounding landscape. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll be greeted by more than 10 magnificent pagodas, each a testament to the faith and dedication of monks and villagers over many years. These structures, along with the breathtaking panoramic vista stretching before you, create a truly unforgettable experience.

As the day nears its end, you’ll embark on a charming horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Lampang city. This ride offers a unique perspective on the local way of life, allowing you to witness the historical remnants of Lampang’s economic prosperity. Admire the ancient buildings lining the streets, remnants of a bygone era. Though once the primary mode of transportation for locals, the horse carriage now serves as a symbol of Lampang’s heritage. Witnessing these carriages, though primarily used for tourism today, is a testament to Lampang’s commitment to preserving its rich history and traditions. As the evening sets in, settle into your comfortable accommodations in Lampang, reflecting on the day’s captivating experiences and anticipating the adventures that lie ahead.

Departing from Lampang, embark on a journey towards Chiang Rai, a vibrant province brimming with artistic and cultural treasures. Your first stop is the iconic Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple. This architectural masterpiece, designed by renowned artist Professor Chalermchai Kositpipat, is a breathtaking blend of contemporary religious architecture and traditional Lanna culture. Step into the temple grounds and be mesmerized by the intricate details, from the gleaming white stucco adorned with reflective glass to the captivating murals showcasing Buddhist teachings. Cross the symbolic bridge, pondering the hidden messages woven into the sculptures depicting heaven and hell. Inside the chapel, marvel at the exquisite silver mirror patterns and the serene aura that permeates the space. Explore the art galleries and discover a treasure trove of sculptures, each a testament to the artist’s masterful vision.

Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant landscape of Singha Park Farm, a sprawling agricultural tourist attraction spanning over 3,000 acres. This haven boasts breathtaking vistas of rolling hills, a vast lake, and a mesmerizing patchwork of greenery. Hop on a farm car and embark on a journey through the verdant oolong tea plantations, encompassing over 250 acres. Discover diverse fruit orchards teeming with melons, strawberries, raspberries, and more. Wander through the vibrant vegetable and herb gardens, their fragrance filling the air. Be captivated by the kaleidoscope of colors in the flower fields, each blooming in its unique beauty. And for a touch of the exotic, interact with the friendly African animals that call this farm home.

Your journey continues to Wat Rong Suea Ten, the Blue Temple, a stunning architectural marvel renowned for its mesmerizing color palette. Designed by local folk artist Puttha Kabkaew, the temple’s vibrant blue and gold hues create a truly captivating spectacle. The intricate details of the vihara, adorned with traditional Lanna motifs, are a testament to the artistic heritage of the region. Inside, pay your respects to the Phra Buddha Ratchamongkol Bodi Tri Lokanath, a revered Buddha statue said to contain relics.

As dusk settles, explore the bustling Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, a vibrant hub of local life and commerce. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you browse through a diverse array of stalls offering handicrafts, clothing, accessories, and home furnishings. Indulge in delicious local delicacies from the numerous food stalls and soak in the lively atmosphere. Take in the captivating performances by local artists and hill tribes, gaining a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the region. After a day filled with artistic and cultural discoveries, settle into your comfortable accommodations in Chiang Rai, ready for another day of exciting adventures.

Your journey on Day 3 takes you to the enchanting Doi Tung, where you’ll be captivated by the beauty of Doi Tung Palace and Mae Fah Luang Garden. These popular attractions are a haven for nature lovers, offering a vibrant display of flowers that change throughout the seasons. As you stroll through the gardens, you’ll be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes adorned with meticulously arranged flowers, each blooming in harmony with the changing seasons. This ever-evolving display ensures that each visit to Mae Fah Luang Garden offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Beyond the gardens lies the captivating Doi Tung Palace, a stunning example of Lanna architecture. The intricate details and artistic design of the palace offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Next, you’ll embark on a journey to the bustling Mae Sai District, Thailand’s northernmost point. Here, you’ll find yourself standing at the border of Myanmar, separated by the mighty Mae Sai River. The Mae Sai Bridge connects the two countries, allowing you to observe Myanmar from a distance. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Mae Sai Market, a bustling border market where Thai and Myanmar people come together to trade freely. Wander through the labyrinthine streets lined with shops selling a diverse array of goods, including electronics, local crafts, herbs, wicker products, and dry food, all at incredibly affordable prices.

Your journey continues to the legendary Golden Triangle, located at Sop Ruak Village in the Chiang Saen district. Here, the Mekong River forms a natural border between Thailand and Laos, while the Ruak River separates Thailand from Myanmar. From this vantage point, you’ll be able to see all three countries simultaneously. Learn about the fascinating history of the Golden Triangle, once a major center for opium cultivation and drug trade. This area was known as the “Black Gold Triangle” due to the wealth generated by the illicit trade. Today, opium cultivation has ceased to exist, leaving behind only stories of a bygone era. Pay your respects at the Golden Triangle Buddha, a magnificent bronze statue adorned with topaz. Weighing 69 tons, with a lap width of 10 meters and a height of 15 meters, this impressive statue stands as a testament to the region’s past.

Embark on a scenic cruise along the mighty Mekong River, one of the world’s most important waterways. Witness the breathtaking natural beauty of the riverbanks and gain a glimpse into the lives of the communities that thrive along its shores. The Mekong River has been a vital source of life and culture for centuries, connecting diverse economies and fostering cultural exchange. As you cruise along its waters, you’ll be filled with a sense of awe and appreciation for its enduring presence. As evening descends, you’ll return to Chiang Rai, reflecting on the day’s rich tapestry of historical sites, cultural experiences, and natural wonders. The memories of this day will stay with you long after your journey ends.

Your final day in the North begins with a visit to the breathtaking Wat Huay Pla Kang. Perched atop a small hill, this temple offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The temple’s unique features include a nine-story, twelve-sided chedi with an unusual pointed shape, exquisitely adorned with a blend of Chinese and Lanna art. The red roof, flanked by two dragon statues, adds to the grandeur of the structure. Inside the chedi, you’ll find a colossal statue of the Goddess Guan Yin Bodhisattva, carved from fragrant sandalwood and depicted in a posture of blessing and forgiveness. The temple also boasts a magnificent white chapel and a 69-meter-tall statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, almost the size of a 25-story building. An elevator conveniently transports visitors to the top of the statue, offering breathtaking views of Chiang Rai.

Next, embark on a journey to Doi Mae Salong, renowned for its pristine tea plantations and stunning mountain scenery. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of rolling green hills covered in meticulously cultivated tea plants. Doi Mae Salong was once a haven for Chinese Yunnan villagers who immigrated to Thailand decades ago, fleeing the political turmoil of their homeland. Continue your exploration by encountering the fascinating Akha hill tribe. Nestled amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the mountains, their villages provide a glimpse into their unique culture, traditions, and way of life. Originally from southern China, the Akha migrated to northern Myanmar before settling in northern Thailand for almost a century. Their villages are scattered across various districts of Chiang Rai Province, with most preferring to live at high altitudes.

Step into the charming Ban Tha Ton village, a border village nestled alongside Myanmar. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by mountains and a lazy river flowing gently through the village. The cool climate throughout the year adds to the village’s unique charm. Experience the rich multi-ethnic culture of the hill tribes who call this village home. Ascend to Wat Tha Ton, a temple perched on a hillside, offering stunning views of the village and surrounding landscapes. The temple boasts nine layers, with each level dedicated to a sacred religious place. The central peak, the highest point, houses the revered “Phra Borommathat Ratchamangkalachan Samanchan,” also known as “Phra Chedi Kaew.” From every peak, breathtaking vistas of Ban Tha Ton village, Mae Ai District, and the majestic mountains unfold before your eyes.

Your final stop is the enchanting Hinoki Land, Thailand’s first and only hinoki wood kingdom. This 83-rai complex meticulously recreates the essence of Japanese art, culture, and architecture, transporting you to a serene Japanese atmosphere. Step through the imposing red lantern arch emblazoned with Japanese characters signifying “good luck” and embark on a journey through a tunnel lined with 88 pairs of torii gates, leading you to the majestic Hinoki Castle. This four-story castle, built entirely from hinoki pinewood, exudes the grandeur of its Japanese inspiration, the Kinkakuji Castle in Kyoto. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Hinoki Land, surrounded by mountains, forests, and breathtaking natural beauty. As your day draws to a close, you’ll embark on your journey back to Chiang Mai, carrying with you unforgettable memories of the North’s cultural treasures and captivating natural landscapes. Your final evening in Chiang Mai allows you to reflect on the extraordinary experiences of your journey and prepare for your departure.

As your remarkable journey through Northern Thailand comes to a close, it is time to bid farewell. Our dedicated team will accompany you to Chiang Mai airport, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition for your journey back home or to your next destination, and this is where our service ends.

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