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  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples), 36 Wats within the old city walls and many more in the surrounding countryside. Near the summit of Doi Suthep, a 5300 feet peak named after the hermit Sudeva who lived on the mountain's slopes for many years, is the 600 year old temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.

Highlights

  • Visit the impressive temples of Chiang Mai including the 600-year old Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
  • Amazing views of Chiang Mai from the summit of Doi Suthep
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

After a drive up the mountain's winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.

Wat Chedi Luang consists of an impressive chedi, originally built in 1411. It reached a height of over 278 feet before it was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. It now reaches a height of 196 feet. The temple also contains the city pillar. Statue in small shelters surrounding this building are the home of guardian spirits.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very personal tour. Seeing monks praying is very moving. Also walking round a local market in the evening is great fun, as guide shows all sorts of different foods for you to try.x

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was such a great way to see the temples. Our guide was hilarious.informative and she made an effort to drop us off at another temple just so we got the full experience. They were late in picking us up, but that was due to traffic.

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