Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple, City Temples and Local Market
Full Day Tour
TOUR CODE : CNX012
|Phra That Doi Suthep Temple,
This temple is Chiang Mais most important and visible landmark, and
overlooks the city from its forested mountain backdrop. It is 3,520
feet above sea level, and dates from 1383. The temple is approached on
foot by climbing a steep staircase comprising 290 steps. The less
energetic may ascend by funicular railcars. The temples golden pagoda
contains holy Buddhas relic, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all
over the world throughout the year.
City Temples, at Wat Pra Sing, has the most complete version of Lanna chapel and is home to Phra Buddha Sihing, considered Chiang Mai's important and sacred Buddha image. Wat Chedi Luang, was built in 1411. The big Chedi was damaged by an earthquake in 1545 and has never been restored. Wat Suan Dok, has the north's largest chapel royal. The principal Buddha statue is a huge cast named Phra Chao Kao Tu.
Local Market: the oldest market in Chiang Mai, see how the northern live they life.