Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - Monks at prayer time
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - Hanuman God
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - Hanuman God
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - The 300 odd steps to reach the temple
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - This is what we came to see!
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep - More steps before you reach the gold Stupa

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Reviews

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Mountain Temple in Chiang Mai May 19, 2015
This is not only one of the famous temples in Thailand but also one of the most important religious sites for Thai Buddhists. However, the route to go there is not that easy as it is located high up in the mountains. Built in 1386 with a gilded chedi and marble floored courtyard, you have to walk up 300 steps to reach the temple.

Foreigners have to pay a fee – 30 Baht. Locals enter free.

I also note that this Temple is a receipient of many donations from all over Asia ie. I saw names of Singaporeans, Malaysians who had donated money & have their names engraved on the walls leading to the Temple.

What I find amusing is that once you reach the top (after walking the long flight of steps), you will be greeted by 2 huge Hanuman statues. Hanuman is a creature (monkey)/ God in Hindu beliefs but this is a Buddhist Temple. The answer could be due to this is a Thai Buddhist Temple and not a Chinese Buddhist Temple.

We were lucky to catch a prayer procession being performed (hyms being sang) by the Monks and believers. As visitors (and non believers) we could just sit on the floor (at the back) & observe quietly. A lot of incense were being burned and little bells being rung when people make their rounds around the pagoda. And women are expected to be covered (arms and legs).

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stunning view up the mountain top temple Oct 18, 2014
One of my favorite places in Chiangmai. I'm not here very often but it's always enjoyable. It takes about 20 mins drive from the city center. If you feel like some peace and quiet, this place is a perfect fit. It's a bit of a climb on the way up but it's totally worth it. There are big golden stupa and a number of ancient Buddha images. A wide range of souvenirs form the locals are available at the exit. Local food and beverages are sold there for your selection as well.
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