Saturday, June 4, 2016

Tour from Chiang Mai to Lumpang and Lamphun

Private tour from Chiang Mai to Historical Province. Leave Chiangmai by the side of the mountainous highway to Lampang (90 Kms. away). Drive on to stop at Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang, In architectural terms, Wat phrathat lampang luang is one of the most dishy and best preserved Lan Na temple to be found everywhere in the north. 
The central viharn, featuring a triple-tiered wooden roof supported my massive teak pillars, is thought to be the oldest wood formatting in Thailand. Early 19th century murals from the Buddhist jatakas, or life stories, are painted on wooden panels within the viharn. 
The lintel more than the significant entrance to the mingle is appropriate of notice, featuring an touching intertwined dragon relief once common in northern Thai temples, but rarely seen today. Afterwards, Faculty in Lampang City’s tourist, temples and markets by horse-cart riding. It is a symbol of Lampang.

Lampang is also known as the city of horse carts. It is the only city in Chiang Mai where horse carts are still part of daily city life. Mainly Lampang tours include a horse cart ride.
 
Visit Hariphunchai which once was one of the kingdom within the Northern Thailand. Go to probably the most beautiful royal temple in Lumphun province.  
Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, the wat grounds contain 2  touching chedis, the taller Ahtit Dayalat, stands an impressive 51 meters high. Take time to discover the teak-wild library that  houses a lot of ancient Pali scripts. There is an old Lanna architecture pagoda and a big call-to-prayer gong. 
Stop at Wat Chamdevi. Jammathevee temple  was built around heart of tenth century through King Mahantayot and King Anantayot ,the twin from Queen Jamadhevee of Hariphunchai Kingdom to stay the ashes of their mother. The chedi is believed to hold the ashes of Queen Chama Devi.
 
On the way back for this Private tour Chiang Mai to Lampang and Lamphun, We pass the scenic road alongside the tree-lined Chiangmai, thailand-Lamphun Street, for a distance of 12 kms. as far as the Chiang Mai Lamphun provincial boundary the roadway is lined by lofty 30-metre high yang trees, interspersed with fruit gardens, small farms and paddy fields.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Circle Journey Chiang Mai to Maehongson Tours 3 days 2 nights

Maehongson Tour Packages 3 days 2 nights loop Journey from Chiang Mai

Maehongson is considered one of northern Thailand's most famous multi-day excursions. This Maehongson package tours is a loop that begins and finish in Chiang Mai, taking in outstanding mountain and river scenery together with attention-grabbing towns to explore.
First Day Maehongson Tour Loop :
We transfer from Chiangmai Metropolis within the morning. For in the beginning day tour originates in Chiang Mai and travels northwest a hundred and fifty km on some sheer and tortuous roads through the mountains wilderness to the quaint riverside city of Pai. The surroundings is breathtaking along the way in which and we break at at Huai Nam Dong National Park, which is slightly over halfway to Pai and lunch.
Huai Nam Dang is usually part of a visit to Maehongson because you go it on Freeway 1095. Huai Nam Dang National Park masks an area of 180 square kms. of Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chiangmai and Amphoe Pai, Mae Hong Son. Many of the areas are ranged highlands. The mountain has a verdant forest, that is the supply of tributaries and numerous streams.
Sights embrace: Huai Nam Dang Viewpoint or Doi Kiu Lom overlooks Doi Chiang Dao and is an outstanding spot to see dawn amid cloudy valleys within the early morning. To get there, drive alongside Mae Malai-Pai Highway to between Km. 65-sixty six, and then take a 6-kilometre access street to the park office.
Spotlight : Doi Chang Viewpoint is situated 20 kms. beyond the Huai Nam Dang Viewpoint. Solely a 4-wheel car can make the trip. The scenic views of pure mountain ranges and early morning sea of cloud may be seen from here.
At that time go to Pong Num Ron Tha Pai (Tha Pai Hot Spring). Take a mineral bath for half hour in any other case kick on to Pai. Tha Pai Hot Spring are one of many focal points of Huai Nam Dang National Park, in Maehongson province, eight kilometers south of Pai. The springs offer quite a lot of bathtubs for visitors to wash in, and it's also attainable to wash within the stream that runs through the site. The water from these springs is alleged to have sturdy therapeutic value.

Continue to stop at Second World War Memorial Bridge that crosses the Pai River. And subsequently take a trip in the idyllic flowers garden and have some coffee earlier than you visit Pai Canyon. This small however lovely canyon is positioned in the heart of Pai Valley.
Lastly vacation spot on the this day loop, additionally price spending an overnight at is the city of Pai, an unexpected find in a distant mountain valley. Twenty years in the past the city of Pai used to be just a few dirt roads and shops, as vacationers soon found the natural beauty of the Pai River and it’s surrounding valley, businesses and growth adopted not long after and it changed into the little backpacker settlement that it's today. Well-liked amongst hippy and artistic types both Thai and overseas alike, the feel may be very a lot new age. This small city is stuffed with bohemian style cafes, eating places, bookstores and guesthouses.

Tonight, we keep at Baan Pai Village. We love a nice hut with nice backyard view in the primary space of Pai walking street.
Second Day Maehongson Tours Loop :
We'll start with a morning journey to Mae Yen temple to enjoy the views over the sleepy town of Pai and the Pai river valley.

Mae Yen temple is small temple on a hill 2 km from Pai is very interesting for its setting and the view overlooking the town you could have from it. The 353 steps long staircase to reach the temple is charming even in case you can skip it and take the highway to entry to Wat Phra That Mae Yen.

The temple consists of two structures and some small golden chedis. In entrance of the temple way in, there is a little market with stalls where you should purchase products, primarily hats and scarves knitted by the seller. They can be very useful because it is cold at night and in the early morning in Pai.

Next visit to Santichon Village or Chinese Yunnan Village and lunch.
Yunnan Cultural Village gives the lifestyle and Chinese language clay houses. Tourists can taste the inexperienced tea and pork hocks with buns at Baan Santichon surrounded by the mountains of Pai.
At Santichon village, now we have to strive authentic Yunnan Chinese food akin to pork hocks, buns, steamed black chicken with Chinese language herbs, fried shiitake mushroom, and Yunnan woman’s salad.

We are going to after that make our way in the direction of Maehongson stopping at Tham Lod (Lod Cave) where we are going to explore on bamboo rafts deep into the darkness of those caves. About 40 kms. from Pai we'll find Soppong (which additionally goes by Pangmapha), that is far more to our liking. Well-known for Tham Lod, a large cave you possibly can raft through, that is an space of particular beauty. Cave Lodge is taken into account the trekking hub for the area.

Tham Lod is considered considered one of Thailand's most impressive caves, partly for its measurement, partly for its enticing limestone stalactite formations and partly for the weird coffin cave hidden within the primary cave. In its entirety, Tham Lod is more than 1.5 km in size, which is still considerably smaller than among the caves that may be seen in neighbouring Laos and additional afield in Vietnam.

The Lang River flows via greater than a third of the cave's size, giving you a chance to float via on bamboo rafts floating alongside in the darkness, listening to and smelling the bats overhead, makes for a unique experience. A typical go to includes a float by means of a number of the cave followed by climbing through other portions to see the coffin cave and a couple of different caverns.
Our next stop might be fish cave where you may see an considerable array of cave dwelling fish.Later we are going to drive up into the hills round Maehongson and cease to relax at Phu Klon wellbeing mineral mud spa. Phu klon geographically means a mud supply and pure mineral spring that is between 60-a hundred and forty C. Rising together with the mineral water boiling black mud is clean, free from sulfur smell and filled with healthy mineral for the pores and skin and blood circulation.
 

An overnight stop in Maehongson Town.
The Last Day of Maehongson Tours Loop :
Maehongson drive to Doi Kong Mu Temple. The main sights are the white chedis and luxurious view. Doi Kong Mu Temple. This temple is particularly atmospheric in the early morning with mist and low cloud usually filling the valley below. By noon, the warmth of the solar usually clears the air to depart stunning views of the valley under and mountains beyond. The larger pagoda was built in 1860 and accommodates the relics of Phra Moggalana, one of many disciples of Buddha. The smaller chedi was created in 1874, by Phraya Singhanatracha, the primary governor of Mae Hong Son.
After breakfast at a local restaurant in
Continue to visit to Karen Longneck Village, Karen Longneck Village area was bigger, with multiple homes, a church and even a school. The village wasn’t completely occupied by just the long neck girls, with a number of the women as an alternative displaying elongated ear lobes, rings round their calves, and even some in simply plain garments with no bodily adornments. Most of the ladies had been congregating collectively while the lengthy neck ladies would sit by their houses, with handmade items on display for purchase.

After lunch go to Kaew Komol Cave or Diamon Cave (Calcite cave, there's solely 3 locations within the world.). It is extremely stunning but not permit to take an image inside. Kaew Komol Park is a forest park with a hot spring (now lined by the new Mae Hu reservoir) and fluorite mines. The cave was found inside a now abandoned fluorite mine. Obviously the geology is slightly complicated and fascinating for a karst area. A consequence are actually extraordinary speleothems, like popcorn calcite, aragonite and other strange things. This cave is alleged to be probably the most stunning cave of Thailand.
 
Eventually tour, again to Chiangmai on soutern way and have a dinner at Ob-Luang National park by the river.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tour Doi Suthep Temple

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, regconised by Thai people as one of the country’s highly sacral wats, has a significant places either in terms of history and as a traveller attraction

Doi Suthep Temple that is on the top of Doi Suthep mount is some of the most Landmark of Chiang Mai, everyone come to Chiangmai have to visit this temple if you come to Chiang Mai and never been they said you never been to Chiangmai yet.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is situated on the top of Doi Suthep. It is founded 14 kilometres to the west of Chiangmai city town, 1,053 meters above sea level. The temple is in Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueng, Chiang Mai Province.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep offer you shiny golden pagoda, on the terrace down the hill you'll be entertained the finished scenic views of whole Chiang Mai city town and fantastic countryside vista while the sun is rising behind Chiang Mai city town and mountain, The morning golden sky and views becomes lovely drawing. The sound of temple bells, the buddhist monks chanting and charming admire of Chiang Mai will fill you heart. Morning life on that temple is unforgettable.

According to this mythology, a Buddha relic, which some say glowed, magically replicated just before it was about to be enshrined in the big pagoda at Wat Suan Dok . The "cloned" relic was placed on the back of a holy white elephant, which was acceptable to roam where-ever it wanted. The elephant eventually climbed to the top of Suthep mount, trumpeted three times, turned around three times, knelt down and died. This was taken as a sign that this was the spot where the relic wanted to be, so King Ku Na built the original of the stupa on Doi Suthep at the end of 14th century.

You will discover fine views over the old town of Chiang Mai to be had from the temple's lower veranda. The terrace is surrounded by large bells that are rung by pilgrims to bring good fortune. On the northwest corner of the platform is a statuary of the legendary elephant who selected the place of the wat. Enclosed by a frescoed cloister, the upper platform is home to a tightly-packed complex of tiny shrines, bells, golden umbrellas and Buddha statue. footwear must be removed and shoulders must be covered before toward the inside this sacral area. In the center of the upper terrace is the great stupa, a 16th-century expansion of the 14th-century original. The dazzling gold-plated temple is modeled on Wat Phra That Haripunjaya in Lamphun, originally the greatest temple in the Chiangmai district.

The initial is a 306 step beautiful vertical walk up the mount. The stairs are flanked by big Great naga creatures. The King of nagas is an marine beast from Buddhist myth in the form of a big serpents. If you don’t feel like climbing, you can find a lift to take you up in comfort.

Most Thai traveller come to make an offering usually flowers, candles, incense, and small squares of gold leaf that are applied to a favored Buddha or to the exterior of a pagoda and to be blessed. Believers kneel down and touch their foreheads to the ground three times in praise. Some shake prayer sticks to learn their fortune. The Doi Suthep Temple is one of some of the most significant temples of Northern Thailand. During the Buddhist holidays of Visakha Bucha day and Makha Bucha Day Thai people come to this temple in great numbers.

Ticket : Doi Suthep Temple (admission 30 Thb.) is open every day 7am to 5pm. If you'd rather not walk the 306 steps, a special part of the experience, there's a funicular lift to the top for 50 Thb.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the best one in Chiang Mai. It just wows you. Very peaceable and incredible. become the must visit area in Chiang Mai.
How to go : Come early or late to avoid the crowds. To get here, take a red truck from in front of the zoo, at the western end of Huai Kaeo roadway. The fare is 50 Thb going up and 40B for the Bhubing palace. The ride can get chilly, so bring a pullover or jacket. The bus stops at the base of the naga stave. Another choice you can contact Chiang Mai travel agency .This tour is available in two ways join with group tour or private tour . The private option provides you greater flexibility and you can spend as much or as few time at any of the spots that you visit. Unlike the tight and fixed schedules of budget tours, the private choice allows you to do the tour at your own pace. This half day tour is a most satisfying one. You can simplify matters by booking a half-day tour though any tour agency in Chiang Mai for all around 600B, including a stop at Phuping Palace or Meo Village that you can choose one.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chiang Mai packages 2 day places of interest and cultural

Chiang Mai packages for two days going to places of interest and cultural

For a start of this Chiang Mai packages run to Wat phra that doi suthep, one of the most important temple in Chiang Mai. Overlooking Chiangmai from its gorgeous perch, some 3,500 ft (1,053 meters) above sea level, the temple is best visited on days free of cloud or heat; the look of the town, and the Ping River beyond, is wonderful. The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep lies roughly 15 kms. from the old city, and can be reached by street. From the parking across the road from the temple you'll find 2  ways of approaching this holy place of pilgrimage.
Doi Suthep Temple, the spectacular Buddhist wat that can be viewed, from wherever you happen to be in the city.
Having lunch at the local eating house and continue to crafts village. Visit San kampang Village  presents a range of handcrafts but specializes in weaving and good quality Thai silk and Borsang brolly offers a wide range of Thai craftsmanship but is mainly famous for its sunshade verges.
Each factory specializes in one handcraft and its plausible to observe demonstration’s of artist and craftsmen do the job. So don’t miss this opportunity of discover the making of Thai Silk, celadon, wood carving, sterling silver, lacquer ware, jewelry, saa paper, parasols and so much more : jump in a car and discover these good-looking skills passed down for generations.
Workshop on the Sankampang Road specialize item in: silk, cotton, jewellery, silver, ceramics, lacquerware, leather, woodwork, furniture and a few genuine antiques.
And afterwards going to places of interest around center of Chiang Mai at the old town over than 700 year since established on 1290 to Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Suan Dok.
Wat Suan Dok
Wat Suan Dok means a Flower garden temple. This temple is a royal wat of the 3rd class. The temple is located along Suthep road, about one kilometre west of Suan Dok Gate. A grouping of white washed grave, which house the funeral and burial ashes of members of the royal family of Chiangmai, is placed in the northwestern part of the wat area.
Wat Suan Dok is worthwhile the visit. A group of white washed mausoleums house the interment ashes of members of the royal family of Chiang Mai. This with the contrast of the gold chedi is beautiful.

Wat Chiang Man
The Chiang man temple, also referred at times as the Chiang Man temple, is a Buddhist temple in the interior the capital of Chiangmai in northern Thailand. Wat Chiang Man was built in the year 1297 by Ruler Mangrai and was the first temple to be constructed in Chiangmai.
Wat Chiang Man is reportedly the oldest temple in Chiangmai and established by the town’s inventor, Ruler Mengrai, some 700 years ago. Although an essential temple, it is relatively small and is not situated on the focal tourist routes. It is though spectacular a visit if you have the time. There are a number of small structures in the temple grounds each displaying standard Northern-design ornamentation include gold leaf on red porcelain and colored mirrors. The wat houses some of the essence Lord buddha sculpture - one made of marble that  came from Sri Lanka 2,000 years ago and another from Lopburi which is made of crystal and said to be 1,800 years old.

Wat Phra Singh
Wat Phra Singh is also known as “The Monastery of the Lion Buddha” or “The wat of the Lion Buddha” is an active temple, with hundreds of monks and novices living there. The Wat Phra Singh houses a number of highly honored and very old Buddha images. The Wat Phra Singh dates back to the 14th century when Chiang Mai was the metropolis of the Lanna Kingdom, and is one of the finest model of traditional Lanna style wat structure in Northern Thailand. The wat grounds have a number of traditional Lanna style buildings. In Songkran festival in April when traditional Asian new year is celebrated the Phra Singh statue is carried through the streets of Chiang Mai during which native people can honour the images by watering water over it.
Phra Singh temple still a part of the Chiangmai Memorial

Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang is very stunning and impressive Temple. Painting and words can't discourse fully till you get there personally and sense it. Even the air feels special when you get nearby at the foot of this ancient temple, virtually I could feel the motionlessness and tranquility of environment immediate, despite the weather was a bit windy that day. It is definitely highly suggested to pay a visit if one is in Chiangmai, despite even if you're one who's engrossed in historic style, structure or religious purpose, you'll be marvering at the best stunning success of Wat Chedi Luang.
Chidi Luang temple  a must see Temple in Chiang mai

The next day of Chiang Mai day trips 8.30 am Meet your tour guide and run to Maerim route. Visit to Mae Sa elephant camp. Mae Sa Elephant Camp is in a good-looking forested setting and you can travel the camp feeding, petting and posing with the creatures. If you have any attention in creatures and wildlife you will be satisfied this experience.
Apart from going about their daily routine of lave, eating, nap and just being habitual elephants, these highly intelligent creatures have been trained to paint, act soccer , dance and perform a string of charisma displays that will change the way you imagine about Thai elephants. Continue to lunch time at Tiger Kingdom and play with the tiger.
This has to be one of the best attraction we have been to. We be likely not to visit animal camps ex make a show monkey, snake etc but when we look the info on this place we just felt we desired to give it a try. We had see knock say the tigers were narcotic but this was not the circumstances when we visited. The tigers are all reared from cubs by their trainers and at no time were they opiate. Yes some were laying in this area but that was just because it was hot and they were content. We managed to get fabulous images of us posting with a sitting tiger and also some of 2 playing. We will never ever forget this experience!!
Later go to hilltribe village. Baan Tong Luang is a untrue village containing seven separate Thai Hill Tribes. Baan Tong Luang has been laid out quite well, with a dispart area for each of the dissimilar Hilltribes. The village is separated by picturesque rice paddies and fields containing water buffalo, with several thatched roof huts in the distance. The road through the village is lined on both sides with thatched roof wooden huts, almost every one displaying for sale a wide diversity of Hill Tribe embroidery, cloth, jewelry and many other goods of uncertain ethnic origin that  you can find at Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar or strolling streets at considerably lower prices. after Walk around village and Drive back to the old city.