Wat Phra That Doi Tung

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

At the peak, 1800m above sea level, Wat Phra That Doi Tung is built around the twin Lanna-style chedi . The chedi were renovated by Chiang Mai monk Khruba Siwichai, famous for his prodigious building projects, early in the 20th century. .

Pilgrims bang on the usual row of temple bells to gain merit. Although the wát isn't that impressive, the forested setting will make the trip worthwhile. From the walled edge of the temple you can get an aerial view of the snaky road you've just climbed. A walking path next to the wát leads to a spring and there are other short walking trails in the vicinity.

A bit below the peak is the smaller Wat Noi Doi Tung , where food and beverages are available from vendors.