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Buddhist temple with two old chedis
Wat Kukut aka Wat Chamathewi in Lamphun

Chiang Mai Historical Tours

Our Historical Tours focus on the history and heritage of North Thailand. They include Chiang Mai Historical Tours, Lampang Historical Tours and Lamphun Historical Tours.

These tours focus on historical sights and heritage buildings but also focus on so-called Living heritage. Living Heritage is what communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their Cultural Heritage. This includes tangible culture such as buildings, monuments and landscapes. A good example is the Queripel House in Chiang Mai but also sights such as Wiang Kum Kam and Wiang Tha Kan.

It also included books, works of art, and artifacts, some of which are exhibited in private houses or museums. A good example is the Wat Ket Museum in the Wat Ket Karaam in Chiang Mai.

Cultural Heritage of Chiang Mai

Other expressions of Cultural Heritage are folklore, traditions, language, food and knowledge. The Lanna language is a cultural heritage of North Thailand, for example. The fingernail dance is that too. Another expression of Cultural Heritage is food that has history. Certain dishes or delicacies came from Burma centuries ago and is still produced in the traditional way. The same goes for lots of handicrafts.

There there is the natural heritage, which are culturally significant landscapes, and biodiversity). This will be our focus to a lesser degree.

Our Chiang Mai Historical Tours include tours that focus on the history and traditions of certain groups such as the Tai Lue people. We also offer tours that focus on temple architecture or heritage houses. Samlors, the traditional bicycle taxi, features often in our tours because we consider them Living Heritage.

Lampang Historical Tours

We also offer Lamphun Historical Tours as well as Lampang Historical Tours. Both these cities are very interesting for people interested in archaeological and historical tours. Lamphun has interesting tangible and intangible heritage. Lampang has great diversity of temple architecture because of the Burmese and Shan influences. Lampang was about hundred years ago the center of the teak industry in North Thailand. British companies such as the Louis T. Leonowens Company and the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation employed many Shan and Burmese workers who left their legacy in the city.

Our Railway Journeys

We consider our Railway Journeys also Historical Tours. The Northern Line from Bangkok to Chiang Mai has not changed much since it was opened in 1922. Riding the train is an historical experience in the time of hi-speed trains.

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