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Chiang Mai Historic Old City Biking Tour

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  • Discover the charms of Old City Chiang Mai by biking the back lanes and alleys – off the beaten path!
  • Enjoy an experience that allows you to view both the modern city and the ancient temples
  • Cruise through an easy bike tour on the backstreets and small lanes inside the walls of Chiang Mai
  • The slow ride gives you an excellent opportunity to learn a bit about the city's long history and rich culture
  • Visit Wat Chiang Man, Wat Chedi Luang, Tha Phae Gate and Somphet Market – popular destinations!
  • It's both a wonderful sightseeing tour and a great educational opportunity for travelers with children

What to expect

Your tour of the most poignant cultural and historical sites in Chiang Mai begins with a meet up at the bike shop where you'll receive your rental helmets and bikes. You'll start out in a slow, relaxed pace, called “Sabai, sabai” in Thai. This allows you to enjoy the small lanes throughout the old city before you head to the first big stop, Wat Chiang Man. The city's oldest temple, it is built in the auspicious Northeast corner of the old city. Ancient Marble and Crystal Buddha images are enshrined here, and you'll get a chance to appreciate them before you head to the City Navel. The City Navel is fondly known as the cosmological heart of the city itself. After observing and learning about the serene 700 hundred year old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument, head to Wat Chedi Luang, the pinnacle of Chiang Mai's monuments. It houses the ashes of an ancient king and now home of the City Pillar. Afterwards, cycle to Tha Phae Gate, the oldest eastern gate of the city, which was once a major trading hub in history. Finally, you'll head into the Somphet Market where you'll gain a whole new appreciation for the local food in Chiang Mai. You can even snack on some fruits and sweets while there! It's a tasty cap to the end of your biking tour.

chiang mai biking tour
Enjoy a whole new way of touring! Hop on a bike to see Chiang Mai!
chiang mai biking tour
Ride along back alleys and small lanes and discover the road less traveled
wat phra sing
See the most famous temples and marvel at their histories
Wat Chiang Man
Visit ancient temples and discover their secrets, biking from one historic spot to another

Things to note

Insider Tips:

  • If you prefer to wear shorts when riding, we recommend that you bring a sarong to wear for entering a temples or mosque


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