Today, we discover Chiang Mai by 5 different modes of transport! First we transfer by songthaew to the old trader community of Wat Gatekaram. After exploring the small alleys, a temple and market, we continue by songthaew to Wiang Kum Kam. Following a massive flood, the city of Wiang Kum Kam vanished without a trace and for over 200 years became a lost civilization buried under layers of earth. We explore the main ancient ruined temples by bicycle, before boarding a long-tail boat on the Mae Ping River that will bring us to the restaurant where we will have lunch. After lunch, a tuk tuk ride along Tapae, leads us to Wat Chedi Luang, one of the most spectacular ruins in the old city, where once the famous Emerald Buddha was enshrined. We end the day with a trishaw ride to Waroros Markets to join the bustle of local Thai’s as they buy their fresh food and spices at this popular local market.
Overnight Chiang Mai.