Make the trek to hilltop Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong to enjoy its peaceful grounds and sweeping views of Chiang Rai. The temple’s architecture is of the traditional Lanna style and its golden stupa dates to the 14th century, though local lore indicates this site has been a holy place since the 10th century. It is fabled that the founder of Chiang Rai, King Mengrai, surveyed the location of the city from this hilltop.
Wat Phra That Doi Tung is located on a hilltop in the northwest corner of Chiang Rai. The temple is generally open from sunrise to sunset. Remember to dress respectfully when visiting religious sites and remove your footwear before entering any buildings.