Bike Historic Old City, Chiang Mai (HD)
About the trip
- Visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple
- Admire the 700-year-old White Buddha at Wat Intakin
- Cycle around Chiang Mai’s iconic Wat Chedi Luang
- Pedal by the city gate at Tha Phae and wander the fruit and vegetable stalls of Somphet Market
- Take 3-4 hours for the tour
- Local English speaking guide
- Water and snacks while cycling
- Imported Merida Mountain Bikes and helmet
- All entrance fees
- 7% VAT
9:15am. Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Chiang Mai Gate.
9:30 am. The bike tour will depart. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we pedal away to discover the charms of Chiang Mai.
Tha Phae Gate
On the way towards the old city’s eastern gate we'll bike through many of the city’s quaint lanes. Tha Phae gate was once the entrance through which traders brought their wares into the city. At this beautifully restored gate learn about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub.
From Tha Phae Gate bike to a nearby Somphet Market. Wander through the market learning a bit about Chiang Mai food and taste a few fruits and sweets while you are at it.
Wat Chiang Man
The next stop on the bike tour is Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple, built in the auspicious Northeast corner of the old city. This is where the ancient Marble and Crystal Buddha images are enshrined.
The City Navel
Pedaling through Chiang Mai’s backstreets you will come to the cosmological heart of Chiang Mai is called the City Navel. Visit the Navel Temple with its serene 700 hundred year old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument.
Wat Chedi Luang
Next on the bike tour is Chiang Mai’s grandest monument. Wat Chedi Luang was built to house the ashes of a king and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha (now resident at Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok). It is now the home of the City Pillar and 3 auspicious dipterocarp trees which provide protection to the city.
13:00pm. We are usually back at the Grasshopper Adventures shop.