Perched on a mountain offering sweeping views of the city, the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep serves an historical constant to Chiang Mai.


Standing as a marvel of Northern Thai architecture your visit to Chaing Mai is incomplete without Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Surrounded with legends, the temple sits atop a mountain overlooking the city. It was established in 1383 by the King Keu Naone to enshrine a bone said to be from the shoulder of Buddha. The temple is reached via 306 spiral steps, the climb is intended to help devotees accrue Buddhist merit. It is embellished by an elaborate and royal golden-hued chedi which gleams in all its glory on a bright sunny day. For those who dwell in spirituality, you could meditate at the International Buddhism centre located in the temple complex.


6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Good to know

  • For those who have difficulty in climbing the stairs or are differently-abled, they can opt for cable cab at a charge of 35 Bhat.


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