Doi Suthep Temple Tour (Half Day)

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Doi Suthep Temple Tour (Half Day)

Wat Doi Suthep is approached by a steep flight of 300 stairs flanked by green trees and guarded by 16th-century Naga (snake) figures. An easier, if less atmospheric, route is via an adjacent funicular.

The temple is part of Doi Suthep National Park, a richly forested area supporting some 330 species of birds. The park also includes Phuping Palace and Mon Tha Than Falls, the later believed by some to contain evil spirits.

Doi Suthep mountain rises about 1000m (3,542 ft) above sea level; there are fine views over the city of Chiang Mai to be had from the temple's lower terrace. The terrace is surrounded by large bells that are rung by pilgrims to bring good luck. On the northwest corner of the terrace is a statue of the legendary elephant who chose the site of the temple.

Enclosed by a frescoed cloister, the upper terrace is home to a tightly-packed complex of small shrines, bells, golden umbrellas and Buddha statues. Shoes must be removed and shoulders must be covered before entering this sacred area.

In the center of the upper terrace is the great chedi, a 16th-century expansion of the 14th-century original. The dazzling gold-plated temple is modeled on Wat Phra That Haripunjaya in Lamphun, formerly the greatest temple in the Chiang Mai region.

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off from hotel in Chiang Mai city.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Transfer Service

  • Transfer service operates according to pre-assigned and route only. Please let us know your hotel name during your booking process. We will confirm you the pick up time by email.
  • Extra charge will be applied for transfer in some Chiang Mai area. (To be advised)

Remark

  • Minimum 2 pax per booking. (based on 2 adults)
  • Please do not wear shorts, sandals, no-sleeves T-shirts. Camera may not allow to use inside some buildings.
  • Tour and program can be flexible depending on time and weather condition.
  • This program don't have lunch till afternoon please prepare some snack because you will hungry.

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