Thailand Tour 2013
Chiang Mai | Thailand
19 Nov 2013 | Tue
Day 34 of 43
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Chiang Mai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Located on the top of Doi Suthep Mountain overlooking the city, it is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting this northern Thai city. The temple was built in 1383 by King Kuena and has been an important pilgrimage site ever since. Visitors to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep can take part in traditional ceremonies, explore its many shrines, and marvel at its stunning architecture that combines Lanna and Burmese styles.
The temple complex is surrounded by lush tropical forests and offers visitors breathtaking panoramic views of Chiang Mai from its terrace. Inside you can find a relic believed to be from Buddha himself – a piece of bone encased in gold – which gives the temple great spiritual significance.