Half-Day Doi Suthep and Temples From Chiang Mai

Within the old walls and throughout the surrounding countryside, the city of Chiang Mai boasts a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples). Undoubtedly the most sacred of all, and your first stop on this half day excursion from Chiang Mai, is Phrathat Doi Suthep. This private tour also includes return hotel transfers and entrance fees.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Visit the most sacred temple in the north of Thailand, the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 3520 feet (1,056 meters) the wat itself is reached via a strenuous, 306-step staircase flanked by mosaic 7 headed naga (serpents) To make the journey is intended to display devotion and worthiness to Buddha.

A spectacular example of northern Thai architecture and the exhilarating view of Chiang Mai and surrounding countryside, makes the climb well worth the effort.

Your next stop will take you back down to the city’s center to visit some of the other impressive temples. Wat Suan Dok, dating back to the 14th century, once served as the pleasure gardens to the Thai monarchy. Nowadays it houses several white Chedi’s, containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family.

This temple also houses one of the most famous Monk Schools in the whole of Chiang Mai and the Wat Jedyod, also known as The Temple of Seven Spires.

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