Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as “Doi Suthep” although this is actually the name of the mountain where it’s located. It is a sacred site to many Thai people. The temple is 15 kilometres from the city of Chiang Mai.

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Top choice Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Save … Alms and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Private Chiang Mai Tour

306 steps to this temple add uniqueness to it. They are guarded by the Naga shaped side decorations of the staircase which look vibrant and colourful.

On the first day of our FAM trip, we were lucky to visit one of the most sacred places of Thailand. It is said a visit to the beautiful city of Chiang Mai is incomplete if you do not see this place of worship. This magnificent temple, 15 kilometres away from Chiang Mai city gets it to name from the mountains ‘Doi Suthep or Mount Suthep’, further, it means ‘ the hermit’.  Built as a Buddhist monastery, now it makes a  gorgeous temple perched at 1,053 metres above sea level.

In the first half of the day, we had been introduced to the colourful Thai umbrellas and the famous Thai silk on the Bo Sang road. And in the second half, we were supposed to visit the holiest shrine in Chiang Mai – Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.  Well, not many people look forward to temple visits but I insist do not miss this one when you are in Chiang Mai. It is not only perched at a beautiful spot but it also connects you to faith, history and culture. Photo-enthusiasts will have a great time capturing the sheen and shine of the temple.