Mae Sai Tour | Border Town Markets, Jade Gems & More | Chiang RaiVisit Thailand's northern city of Mae Sai. Jade jewellery production, temple & monkey cave!
JJKT Tours: Mae Sai (half day tour)
- Visit the bustling city of Mae Sai, northern-most city in Thailand and explore the local market and jade cutting factory.
- Take in the views of Burma and Thailand at the Scorpion Temple.
- Enjoy watching the wild monkeys at the Monkey Cave.
- Multi-lingual, knowledgeable guide.
- Transfers to and from hotel included.
Chiang Rai to Mae Sai Tour: Description
Experience a taste of life in Thailand’s most northerly city!
Take a step from the well-beaten track and explore one of Thailand’s hidden gems, the fascinating Northern city of Mae Sai; a significant trading city on the Thai-Burmese border. Learn about its history and experience some of the elements that make it such an interesting place to explore.
We begin our adventure by visiting the local market; a glorious insight into the trading heritage of this location, and also the perfect place to purchase cheap jewels, imported from neighbouring Burma, fascinating items from China and all manner of delicious local foods. After developing a taste for jewels, we then visit a jade cutting factory, to watch the artisans at work.
For a complete change of pace, we then leave the center of Mae Sai, and head to Wat Doi Wao (or the ‘Scorpion Temple’), which hosts an impressive view of the Thai-Burmese border, and also houses a magnificent stone sculpture of a scorpion (originally placed there as a potent message to neighbouring Burma to warn them off making an attack!) Our final stop then takes us to the Monkey Cave; where visitors can expect to see a number of wild monkeys, leaping and playing in the surroundings and where we will release some fish into the river, to bring good fortune.
Join us for a taste of Thailand that is often overlooked by other tourists; and a real insight into the inner workings of a traditional trading city.
Join regular tour: 1,200 baht per person
Private tour group:
1 person: 3,600 baht
2 people: 2,000 baht per person
3-4 people: 1,800 baht per person
5-6 people: 1,500 baht per person
Orchid Asia Holidays Travel Co., Ltd. 51 Moo3 T,Maekeu District DoiSaket, Chiangmai, Thailand, 50220