Chiang Mai City & Temple Highlights (from Mae Rim, San Kampheng, Outer Ring Road)

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: Afternoon / All day / Morning

tour highlights

  • Visit the beautiful mountain temple of Wat Doi Suthep
  • Climb 290 steps between fabulous naga balustrades
  • See the impressive gleaming golden chedi
  • Enjoy the bustle of Chiang Mai’s biggest market
  • View important Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra SIngh

tour details

The magnificent temple of Wat Doi Suthep is much revered locally and is found at the top of Doi Suthep (Suthep Mountain). To reach the temple, we climb the 290 steps up its dramatic staircase, flanked by twin nagas (serpents) which undulate up the sides of the stairs. Those who are unable to climb the staircase may use the lift for a small charge and walk back down the steps. Wat Doi Suthep was built in 1383 and is dominated by a gorgeous golden chedi which contains relics of Lord Buddha. Our tour contimues on to Chiang Mai’s biggest market, colourful Waroros Market, and we’ll stop off at impressive Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh, both 14th century temples of considerable interest.

tour description

Private tour: Visit to Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 3,280 feet. The temple is reached by a staircase with 290 steps, flanked by a naga balustrade on either side. The monastery was built by King Gue-Na in 1383. The center is a big Chedi (spired pagoda), which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha. You then pass the city's biggest market - Waroros Market before going to two important temples: Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh.

excludes

Meals included: None
    Tour code: CNXITCTD2

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