Stimulate your taste buds by going on a food adventure galore to the local marketplace and restaurant in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Mai!
Stir up your taste buds by indulging in one of the finest cuisines in the world, the Thai cuisine where you will relish the flavours of the northern Thai town. Your journey begins with a trip to the Warorot Market, where you will explore the bustling market and discover various delights that are sold at a better price and they are also better quality than at a more tourist-populated market. The Warorot Market is locally referred as Chiang Mai's little Chinatown, and is said to be the region's largest market. You will indulge in a light breakfast before exploring around the market in search of beautiful clothings, brightly-hued flowers, delectable treats, fresh fruits and many more! In this three-storey market, you can find just about every product imaginable, from textiles, fresh produce to the intricate hill tribe clothes. Warorot is a must-visit if you are interested in experiencing one of Thailand's most authentic market that is still primarily the domain of locals and not tourists.
From the market, you will catch a ride on a local songthaew and traverse to the Wua Lai Road where you will visit one of Thailand's more unusual wats at Wat Sri Suphan. Your ride to the temple in the Red Truck (songthaew) will be an interesting journey to experience the local Thai lifestyle, as it is the most common form of public transport here in Chiang Mai. Once reaching the Wat Sri Suphan, admire the delicate details and the hand-carved workmanship on the temple that was built in the 1500 (2043 B.E). This silver temple is famous for its unique feature of the traditional Lanna silversmith skills and is a pride of the ancient Lanna kingdom. After a short coffee break in a peaceful garden of a local art centre, you will head next to Wat Chedi Luang. Marvel at the majestic Wat Chedi Luang that is rich in history as it was built between the 1385 and 1402. The Chedi is said to be one of the oldest and most important temples in Chiang Mai. The ancient temple features a tall, majestic pagoda (chedi) that was originally standing at 85 meters before getting partially destroyed in a 1545 massive earthquake.
After exploring the historical side of Chiang Mai, it is time for you to discover the local delights that will leave the taste buds in awe. Thai cuisine is famous for its blend of the five flavours: sweet, sour, spicy, salty and bitter, a recipe to one of the most popular cuisines in the world! Take a stroll to the Three Kings Monument where you will relish in some tasty and savoury lunch at one of the most well-loved restaurants at Chiang Mai. Indulge in some tasty local dishes that are known in the northern parts of Thailand, which includes the khao soi (soup-like curry with egg noodles), saad noodles, lim lao ngow noodles and khao man gai (chicken with rice). End your food adventure with a sweet treat of coconut ice cream and some other local desserts before bidding goodbye to this remarkable tour!