Explore the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam on this day trip from Chiang Mai. On a horse-drawn carriage ride, discover the city's ancient temple ruins. Then visit historic Wat Chiang Man temple and learn about Chiang Mai's heritage at the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center.
Begin your journey with a comfortable hotel pickup and ride to the recently restored lost city of Wiang Kum Kam, which was abandoned more than 700 years ago.
Upon arrival at its entrance, hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage and explore the ancient complex. Pass by historic temples of Wat Phraya Meng Rai, Wat Kan Thom, and Koo Paa Dom. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of the 5-tiered Wat Chedi Liam, which shows strong Mon Hariphunchai influence.
Next, visit the historic Wat Chiang Man temple, the first temple built in Chiang Mai. Admire the its astounding architecture, art, devotional Buddha statues, and sculptures. Go inside the main wihan (monastery) and see relics and artifacts from the extinct Lanna Kingdom.
Stop by the majestic 3 Kings Monument depicting King Mangrai of Lanna, King Ngam Muang of Phayao, and and King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai before visiting the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center. Learn about the history, origins, and heritage of Chiang Mai before returning to your hotel.