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Wat Doi Suthep

Attractions, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Wat Doi Suthep Viewpoint
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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple around 15 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai, located on a mountain with the same name; it was founded in 1383.

From the temple impressive views of Chiang Mai can be seen and it remains a popular destination of foreign visitors. From the car park, at the temple base visitors can climb 309 steps to reach the pagodas. There is also a tram.

The original copper plated chedi is the most holy area of the temple grounds. Within the site are pagodas, statues, bells and shrines. Aspects of the Wat draw from both Buddhism and Hinduism. There is a model of the Emerald Buddha and a statue of the Hindu God Ganesh.

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2011