Half Day Doi Suthep Temple and City Temples (Private Tour)

Private & Custom Tours in Thailand

Tour description provided by Viator

We visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple, one of northern Thailand’s most important and beautiful temples, located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep).  Enjoy the magnificence of the temple with its Golden Chedi glowing and spectacular views of Chiang Mai City and its surroundings. A must visit! Then, drive down to Chiang Mai city to Chedi Luang Temple, Temple of the big stupa, which was built at the end of 14th century. Also on the temple grounds is the city pillar (Lak Mueang) of Chiang Mai, named Sao Inthakin. Finally, we visit Pantao Temple which is the teak Lanna viharn. It is constructed of moulded teak panels and supported by giant teak pillars. Inside the temple contains temple bells, ceramics, wooden Buddha & manuscripts. 
We depart from your hotel to Doi Suthep – Pui National Park which takes about a 45-minute drive. Doi Suthep is a mountain situated 16 kilometers from Chiang Mai with a summit that is 1,053 meters above sea level. First, we visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple, one of northern Thailand’s most important and beautiful temples, located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep).  It is a place of worship, dates back to the year 1373 when the first Chedi was built. It is an important pilgrimage spot for the devout and is sacred site to many Thai people. Visitors can take the 306 steps staircase or ride on a cable car to reach the pagoda. Enjoy the magnificence of the temple with its Golden Chedi glowing and spectacular views of Chiang Mai City and its surroundings. A must visit! Then, drive down to Chiang Mai city to Chedi Luang Temple, Temple of the big stupa, which was built at the end of 14th century. Also on the temple grounds is the city pillar (Lak Mueang) of Chiang Mai, named Sao Inthakin. It was moved to this location in 1800 by King Chao Kawila, it was originally located in Wat Sadeu Muang. He also planted three dipterocarp trees there, which are supposed to assist the city pillar to protect the town. A festival in honor of the city pillar is held every year in May and lasts 6–8 days. Finally, we visit Pantao Temple which is the teak Lanna viharn. It is constructed of moulded teak panels and supported by giant teak pillars. Inside the temple contains temple bells, ceramics, wooden Buddha & manuscripts. 

What’s included

  • - Private air conditioned van or car with licensed Driver- English speaking tour guide with TAT license- All entrance fees / tickets as mentioned in the program- All activities as mentioned in the program- Drinking water - Travel accident insurance

What’s not included

  • - Your personal expenses- All kind of alcohols & soft drinks- Other optional tours
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