At 9:00am an English-speaking guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or guest house. Visit Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (1383 AD). Located 16 kms from the city and 3,500 feet above sea level the temple features a beautiful golden pagoda which contains the holy relics of Lord Buddha. This temple and its golden chedi attract Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout a year. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City and the Ping valley from the summit of Doi Suthep. The temple is approached on foot by climbing a steep 306 step stairway that is flanked by giant mythical Nagas (Serpents), which symbolize humanity's progress from earth into nirvana. The temple also has an tram for those who prefer not to make the hike up the stairs. Lunch will be provided a local restaurant.
During the afternoon visit Thailand's most popular center for quality, handicrafts. The artisans there produce an extraordinary range of quality products, which are invariably the first choice among shoppers. On this tour a visit is made to the handicrafts center at Sankampaeng district. The highlight is to see the local people making hand made products including lacquer ware, silverware, hand-woven textiles including silk and hand-painted cottons, fine teak wood carvings, and umbrellas or paper parasols which are hand-painted in a variety designs.
Return transportation is provided.
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