Explore ancient Chiang Mai with stops at the temples of Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. In the old city, learn about this historic area after most of the crowds leave and then travel to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep to see an evening chant by local monks.
First, head to the old city of Chiang Mai to see the original city walls, gates, shops, and the moat. With your guide, visit Wat Suan Dok, where the ashes of Chiang Mai's royal family are kept. On the mountain of Doi Suthep, continue to the renowned Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and climb approximately 300 steps to get a panoramic view of Chiang Mai.
While at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, learn about the history of the famous temple, its murals, and the white elephant legend from your knowledgeable guide. During the late afternoon when most of the crowds are gone, admire the temple grounds and stay for a private blessing ceremony to witness magical evening chants by the monks. End your tour with a romantic evening view of Chiang Mai from the mountain.