Visit the most beautiful temple of Chiang Mai Doi Suthep Temple, located on Doi Pui National Park of Thailand. You can go up the long flight of stairs, 306 steps, to reach the temple while enjoying the nature around. Wat Umong is Chiang Mai’s only forest temple. There are a few enclaves with Buddha statues and if you look on the ceiling of the tunnels you may be able to see some old drawings of elephants and temples.
Pick up time: 5.10 p.m. – 5.40 p.m.
Drop off time: 8.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
- Not to be confused with the small Wat U Mong in the old city, this historic forest wát is famed for its sylvan setting and its ancient chedi, which rises above a brick platform wormholed with passageways, built around 1380 for the 'mad' monk Thera Jan. As you wander the arched tunnels, you can see traces of the original murals and several venerated Buddha images. The scrub forest around the platform is scattered with centuries' worth of broken Buddha images.
- Overlooking the city from its mountain throne, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, and its founding legend is learned by every schoolkid in Chiang Mai. The wát itself is a beautiful example of northern Thai architecture, reached via a strenuous, 306-step staircase flanked by mosaic naga (serpents); the climb is intended to help devotees accrue Buddhist merit. At Doi Suthep Temple enjoy the glorious beauty of sacred temple and the admirable night city view from the mountain without the usual crowds.
Tour include: Transportation / English speaking guide / Entrance fees / Insurance