Tour Level: Moderate
Tour Comfort: Standard
Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning
Chiang Rai repays the inquiring visitor with some unique sights. You’ll start with a visit to the extraordinary Wat Rongkun, the ‘White Temple’. This quirky masterpiece is the work of local artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat, who designed it and is supervising its construction. Its design is richly symbolic of Buddhist teachings and it contains many beautiful statues. In contrast, you’ll next go to Wat Phra Singh, built in the late 14th century with traditional low sweeping wooden roofs. Then you’ll enjoy a private guided tour of the exquisite Oub Kham Museum with its fabulous collection of Lanna art, objects used for rituals, lacquerware, silver jewellery and clothing. Finally, you’ll travel by boat on the Kok River to a cave temple (one of several in the area) housing several Buddha statues.