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Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

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Chiang Mai is a must for any trip to Thailand. Used many times as a starting point given its good communication with Bangkok, By air or by train, it allows us to travel the country from north to south, passing through emblematic places such as Ayutthaya, Lopburi or Sukhothai.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Chiang Mai is a big city and getting around it can be chaotic. We can go by taxi, bus, tuk tuk or our own means of transport, which I recommend because it is the sea of ​​fun. Rent a motorcycle Low displacement has a ridiculous cost of about 100/150 Bathsthe day. This will allow you to visit places in the nearby mountains such asWat Phra That Doi Suthep and in turn make stops at all viewpoints and waterfalls along the way.


On the way to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (Thailand)

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep It is one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai and the same Thailand. Be in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, about 15 kilometers from Chiang Mai. Road that by the way is very beautiful to be surrounded by very lush forests.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

When you get to the entrance of the temple, the first thing we see are stairs that seem endless. 306 steps They are to blame and that is why it is not surprising that we see lots of people forming bottlenecks. However, there is a trolley car It facilitates access and avoids loading our legs.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

The first thing you usually look for is the golden mountain, which in our case we get a good click. I was on maintenance because what we had to settle for what we saw. A few scaffolding that still didn't cover the monument at all.


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Around it there are many figures and symbols, most often accompanied by fresh flowers. However, it does not smell of flowers but of incense, constantly burned not far from this place.


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Already separated from the accumulated crowd around the golden mountain, the ideal is to lose yourself in the temple. For example, him green crystal buddha It is really beautiful and in turn with a different touch to what is usually seen.


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is offered as a spiritual retreat for approximately three days, but of course, seeing the number of people who visit the temple every day is supposed to be in the surrounding buildings and not in the main buildings.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

An hour was enough to visit the complex, although we would have stayed longer if it wasn't for the rain that started to fall. Things to visit Thailand in September.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

As advice if we visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep with our own vehicle is to stop at the viewpoints, as well as in the set of waterfalls ofHuai Rap Sadet andMontha Than.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

The waterfalls are really beautiful and in most cases you have to walk almost nothing, except the waterfalls of Nam Tok Monthathon They are about 2 kilometers from the road.


Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple (Thailand)

Practical data

Before leaving for Thailand

  • Thailand's Planet Guide
  • Airport Transfers
  • Car rental in Thailand with 15% discount

When to go?

The best time to visit Thailand is from November to February. It is high season, but it is appreciated that it is less hot and especially less rainy. We visited the country in September and there were days when we fell downpours.

How to get to Chiang Mai?

To get to Chiang Main you usually arrive by train or plane from Bangkok. Everything will depend on our budget and time. The train bed in my view is comfortable and at the same time noisy if you get beds right at the beginning or end of each car.

How to get to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep?

We can walk up (5 hours), by taxi for about 200 Baths or renting a motorcycle for 100 Baths a day. If we take a taxi, the ideal is to make you a route through the national park whose cost can cost 500 Baths.

Where to sleep?

Being one of the most visited cities in Thailand, the hotel offer is very large, without the need to book in mid / low season.

  • Estia Chiang Mai: renovated hotel, modern and with tight prices. Located in the historic center.
  • Le pure Chiang Mai: similar to the previous one.
  • Riverside House Hotel: located in a quiet area by the river and with a pool.

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