"Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep" Thailand Things to Do Tip by AlbuqRay

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  Outside Wat Phra That
by AlbuqRay

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is on a mountain near Chiang Mai. It was built in 1557. Besides being a beautiful temple, the altitude (3250 feet) also makes it cooler. It's easier to ride the gondola up (20 baht) and then walk down the 290-step naga staircase when you leave. A naga is a serpent with a dragon's head. You should not wear shorts. There are expansive views of the Chiang Mai from the Wat. You may also ring the bells next to the temple.

Directions: Northwest of Chiang Mai

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 22, 2006
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