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Chiang Mai Historical Tours

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

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. They are all Thailand 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 and 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 a history. Certain dishes or delicacies came from Burma centuries ago and is still produced traditionally. The same goes for lots of handicrafts.

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

Our Chiang Mai Historical Tours include tours that focus on certain groups’ history and traditions, such as the Tai Lue people. We also offer tours that focus on temple architecture or heritage houses. Samlors, the traditional bicycle taxi, often feature in our tours because we consider them Living Heritage. Our trip “Chiang Mai Missionary History tour” is not only interesting for Christians but everyone interested in history.

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 a great diversity of temple architecture because of the Burmese and Shan influences. Lampang was about a 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 tour “The teak trade of Chiang Mai and Lampang” showcases this legacy of days gone by.

Our Railway Journeys

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

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