Go on an adventure through the countryside of Thailand by taking a visit to the area near the Mae Ping River and explore the local Warorot market, Wat Chai Mongkol temple and garden!
Delve into the culture and customs of the inhabitants residing within the vicinity of the banks of the Mae Ping river. Your journey begins with the exploration of the local market called Warorot Market, which is overflowing with various forms of goods for you to discover! Indulge in the savoury food items found in the market that is diffused with the flavors of the north, which you can sample and taste to your own delight. Then, you will head to the Ton Lam Yai Flower Market, where you can catch a whiff of the sweet scented flowers and admire the vibrant colours of the freshly cut flowers.
Traverse to the majestic Wat Chai Mongkol on a songthaew and behold the beautiful architecture of the temple with the grand chedis that stands tall and exudes a sense of glory as it was said to have been built by King Naresuan in 1592 after he defeated a Burmese leader in a dual. The temple is filled with an abundance of Buddha statues that enhances the serenity and tranquility of the temple. Then, you will take a boat ride through the Mae Ping river where you will have a chance to admire the lush green vegetations that sit along the river and the simple villages with its inhabitants carrying out their daily lives on the shores. A delectable lunch of Khao Soi will be served at the local farmer’s house. The dish is served with noodles mixed with chicken or beef and then served over Chinese egg noodles and garnished with various herbs and spices.
After a mouthwatering lunch, you will head to the local garden, where you will gain some insight on the various kinds of local vegetables, herbs and then you will learn about the medicinal properties of the plants. Capture the moment by taking a lot of pictures for you to share with your friends and family on social media. After such an insightful learning experience, you will then head back to Chiang Mai by cruise with plenty of memories that will last for the rest of your life.