Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Field Trips for Chiang Mai, Thailand

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. In addition to the program field trips, you may also have course field trips and numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

City and Temple Tour

Explore the Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Pan Tao, and Wat Phra Singh temples in the heart of the "Chiang Mai old city" to learn the cultures and history of beautiful northern Thailand.

Sunday Street Market Walking Tour

Experience the largest local market showcasing the art and craftsmanship of the Chiang Mai people. Get ready to haggle with vendors and to take home many special finds!

Doi Suthep Temple and Bhubing Palace

Doi Suthep Temple is one of the most famous and prestigious temples in Chiang Mai, where you will find the Buddha's relics enshrined. Bhubing Palace is where the Thai royal family stays during seasonal visits to northern Thailand and is also the royal guesthouse for prominent state visitors from abroad.

Nan Province

This trip offers a visit to a hidden gem in the northern part of Thailand. Nan Province was once an independent kingdom and is now a refuge for travelers who wish to explore the natural beauty of northern Thailand and its rich cultural heritage in peach and tranquility.

Sukhothai Province

Sukhothai Province is the ancient capital of the early Kindom of Siam (Thailand) between the 13th and 16th centuries. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored, and Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see.

Mae Cham

This trip takes you to relaxing destinations in the Mae Taeng and Chiang Dao districts, with fun water sport activities and a homestay opportunity in a quiet and picturesque area in the shadow of a limestone mountain.

Mae Kampong

Mae Kampong is a typical Northern Thai village where you can get a sense of unique northern Thai culture and language. There are numerous natural attractions such as hilly evergreen forest, a seven-level waterfall, and a stone cliff. Staying overnight in a homestay is a popular option to observe the simple way of life of the villagers.