Full Day tour - Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, Hmong hill tribe village & Phuping Palace

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Tour Number

Activity Level

43356


Categories

Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced)

Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, Hmong hill tribe village and Phuping Palace


Visit the most sacred Wat Prathat Doi Suthep temple up in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. It is recognized as one of the city's greatest assets. The area is covered about 261 square Km (100 Square miles) The park is named after two forested mountains west of the city, Doi Suthep and Doi Pui, which rise majestically from suburban foothills at 360 mt (1, 180 feet) to the highest peak of Doi Pui at 1, 685 mt (5, 527 feet). We will drive through the mix of deciduous forest and evergreen. The forest is filled year-round with flowers and a profusion of exotic birds, butterflies and small mammals. Visit the Hmong Tribe who lives in this park for almost half-century. Hmong people migrated from China to Thailand. Learn about their way of life and how they connect with the modern world nowadays. Phuping Palace or The King Winter Palace was built to accommodate the royal family during state visits to the north of the country. The advantage of the cool climate and beautiful ground fill with colourful flowers.

Itinerary

8:0O AM We drive up to 3, 000 feet above sea level to visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep temple, one of the most important temples in Lanna Thai. Learn about how this temple situates on the high spot, beautiful architecture, then will drive through the dense of hill evergreen forest to visit the Hmong tribe village. It still lives primitively, although, they live not far away from town. On the way, we have the opportunity to visit the coffee plantation research station, one of the king's project and Phuping Winter Palace, enjoy the beautiful ground of the garden (subjected to opening times).

NOTE: There are two Hmong tribe villages in this area; I always take people to the less-commercial one.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Modern, clean and comfortable, air-condition Toyota commuter van 9 seats.
From the temple to the Hmong Village, depending on the condition of the road and time of the year we may have to change vehicle and get a truck instead of the van. However, there is no additional cost.
If you are 2 people we will use 4 Wheels drive and I will be the guide and driver.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Private touring, qualified English speaking Guide
Lunch at the local restaurant
Water, soft drink and cool towel during the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 THB - 1,000 THB For Shopping or personal pocket money

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
A Recent Review of this tour

A tour with Suphote is like spending the day seeing the sights with a very knowledgeable old friend. If I could give him 10 stars, I would! The Hmong village felt genuine and non-commercial. Suphote has a unique ability to connect with people, has great relationships with the villagers which afforded us a glimpse into their lives. At Wat Prathat Dou Suthep, with Suphote's kind help, I was able to make an offering to a monk for a sick friend. What a powerful experience it was! It was a perfect day!
Laura Marrero

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    Categories

    Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

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