Chiang Rai White Temple, Blue Temple, Black House from Chiang Mai
Take a break at the Blue Temple, built on a site where tigers jumped over the river
Get chilled to the bone at the Black House, called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” representation of hell
A TripGuru Signature Experience: curated, solo travel friendly, small group (max 8)
Have the option to upgrade your transportation options
Have the option to visit the White Temple and the famous Golden Triangle and learn about its wild history
with entrance fee and meet up
When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees: White Temple (THB 100), Black House (THB 80)
- Drinking water is stored in a glass bottle
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking tour guide
- Personal expenses
Mae Khachan Hot SpringBefore we begin temple sightseeing, we’ll break up the long three-hour drive at the Mae Khachan Hot Spring to relax, dip our feet in the steaming mineral water, maybe eat a snack, or walk around the surrounding gardens.
Wat Rong KhunWe’ll then move on to the main attraction: the White Temple. If you’re looking for ancient ruins, you might be surprised to find a modern architectural masterpiece designed and built by local artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat. He was rumored to have spent over THB 40 million of his own money to create this unconventional art exhibit to gain immortal life! After exploring this local wonder, we’ll have a quick lunch before heading to our next stop...
Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple)The Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten literally translates to ‘temple of the dancing tiger.’ It was built on a site where tigers were said to have jumped over the river.
Baan Dam MuseumIf the White Temple was meant to be a stairway to heaven, the Black House has been called a “dark, mysterious, and almost sadistic” representation of hell, complete with preserved animals and a collection of bones. Built by Thailand national artist Thawan Duchanee (who incidentally was the mentor of Chaloemchai, the White Temple guy), the Baan dam Museum (Black House) is a cluster of nearly 40 small shadowy structures exhibiting art dating back to the Ayutthaya period. This is truly something the likes of which we’ll never see anywhere else! Looking to make your road trip to Chiang Rai even more comfortable? You can choose to upgrade your transportation to a premium and more spacious Alphard. This ensures bigger and more comfortable seats, less people in one van (maximum of 4 people), and free snacks, cool towels, and soft drinks. You can opt for a private tour option to visit the White Temple and Golden Triangle (instead of the Blue Temple and Black House).
If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.