Duration : Half Day: 08.30-12.00, 13.30-17.00
Wat Prathat Doi Suthep is the most important and famous in Chiang Mai landmark. The tour begins with a pleasant winding drive up 3,500 feet above sea level to the sacred temple of Doi Suthep. You then ascend up the 300 steps to the temple gateway which guarded by two splendid Nagas (naks). Walk around the grounds of Doi Suthep past golden pillars, six foot gongs and rows of bells. A three tiered umbrella made of gold sat on display in the inner courtyard. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep was built in 1383, is the symbol of Chiangmai. It is the most sacred temple in the city and contains the holy relic of the Lord Buddha which is enshrined in the magnificent golden pagoda that can be seen for miles around. A panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside can be seen from the temple grounds.