Feb 12

(Day 5 & 6) Thailand Chiang Mai – Palace & Temple Tour

Day 5 – Palace & Temple Tour

Woke up slightly late since we do not have any plan in the morning, walk out from the Guesshouse we had our lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Thanks to Mook and her friend Jenny who sent us to the taxi stand and helped us in bargaining to book a Tuk Tuk truck for 3 of us at only 800 baht to visit the Bhubing Palace and a temple called Wat Prathat Doi Suthep (normal price can easily cost a thousand baht).


The Bhubing Palace
The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, about 20 km from the center of Chiang Mai city. It is the royal winter palace in Chiang Mai where the Thai king stays with his family during seasonal visits to the northern part of the country.

The building started initially with only the royal resident building and the guesthouse which was built in 1961. The other buildings were additionally built on later dates. Personally I felt that the palace was not very spectacular but it is surrounded by beautiful flower gardens.

We paid the entrance fees at 50 baht per person and 15 baht in additional for a pant rental as no shorts are allowed to enter into the palace.

Wat Prathat Doi Suthep
A Holy Buddhist Temple that located about 4 km away from The Bhubing Palace. There are about 300 steps to climb in order to reach to the temple, optionally you may also choose to go up by cable car.Khru Ba Siwichai Monument is situated at the foot of Doi Suthep Mountain.  The monument honours the devoted Buddhist monk whose followers built the first 10 kilometre road to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in 1935.


Hill tribe village
Continue the way by off – road truck to visit a hill tribe village called the MEO or HMONG. See the hill tribe museum and fruit plantations. There are various kinds of hill tribe products and handicrafts to buy as souvenirs.


This 2 friendly Thai girls gave us a ride when we didn’t manage to find any taxi/Tuk Tuk back to our hotel… Thank you Sai and Katoon!


Dinner at Riverside bar & restaurant

Monkey Club
Monkey Club a modern style decoration pub and restaurant is a very-happening and trendy Thai hang-out which is popular among the locals and foreigners.

Monkey club. 7 Nimmarnhenin 9 Rd,.Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai


Day 6 – Home sweet home

After a meal near the hotel, we headed to airport by Tuk Tuk truck at 100 baht for 3 of us.


Chiang Mai definitely a good and nice place to visit! I like the environment and the friendly people all around the city! Tell you honestly.. I LOVE CHIANGMAI! Stay tuned for my coming Chiang Mai Songkran Festival posts soon! Can’t wait to join the FUN again!

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  1. 1 Anjat on May 13, 2012 10:29 pm

    I have been various times to the sunady market in chiang mai. it is a wonderful thing to do on sunadys lots of artists sell their things there is a lot to see and to buy i personally, prefered the sunady market to the night baazar things to buy are much nicer, cheaper and special, furthermore the sunady market is more of a local market where lots of thai people are going to buy their things too.Enjoy it Sabine Meier, Germany

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