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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - The unique ancient temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most famous and most visited temple in Chiang Mai. A trip on the windy mountain road is an enjoyable experience or you can rent a 250 baht motorbike a day, with a 600baht driver traveling both on and off.
To reach the temple, you have to climb 309 steps stone steps. 600 year old golden temple is made with spiers at the top and surrounded by temple architectures and monasteries.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a splendid but peaceful temple, like a gold crown that Chiang Mai solemnly placed on top of the mountain. There is only fresh air with pleasant weather and clouds drifting away. 

However, if you come to Chiang Mai during the rainy season from June to October and visit Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple on a rainy day, you will have a chance to admire the beauty of the temple. Each rain drops on the roof of the temple, in a pure space, breathing deeply, you will feel the pace of life slowly and contemplate the precious things.


Unique beauty of Phrathat Doi Suthep

There are many legends to be woven around this particular pagoda. There is a story that the temple was built to preserve an ancient relic of the Buddha. It was in the last decades of the fourteenth century, under the emperor Nu Naone in the ancient Lanna kingdom.

The relic is the fragment of the Buddha's shoulder blades, accompanied by the legendary legends of this relic passed down from old people in Chiang Mai. The sacredness of the temple was further enhanced when the site of the temple coincided with what was recorded in the book.

In addition to celebrating reverent rituals, worshiping relics of the Buddha, this is also the place to store the books and precious Buddha statues. They have a life expectancy of over 600 years. All that the temple owns is the belief of people living in Thailand for the temple.

Climbing up 309 stairs stone is also a way to show a sincere heart
Climbing up 309 stairs stone is also a way to show a sincere heart

Walking more than 15 kilimeters, climbing up 309 stairs stone is also a way to show a sincere heart. Since then, this pilgrimage has become a special ritual with the common wish for the well-being of life and the prosperity of the work.


Impressive architecture

The temple impressed many visitors by the stately Buddha statues. These statues are placed on the right side of the temple at the entrance. These are the most unique statues, showing majestic beauty, sacred, bearing bold historical and human.

Phrathat Doi Suthep has impressive architecture both inside and outside. The temple is made of very special materials, gilded with leaves and granite, creating a beautiful sparkle. You will meet right at the walkway with two large dragons carved unique, crawling along the steps leading to the main hall. Their heads look up to the sky symbolizing respect and submission to some supreme power.

Phrathat Doi Suthep has impressive architecture both inside and outside
Phrathat Doi Suthep has impressive architecture both inside and outside

The temple has a large tower, located in the heart of Wat Prathat. This temple is also covered with golden layers of shine. This is the place to store pieces of shoulder bone, relics of the Buddha. Around the tower are two bronze, shiny bronze Buddha statues and small relics are beautifully decorated everywhere. In addition, there are special bell rings, yellow, engraved many visitors from many different parts in the world.
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