Thailand

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai

April 4, 2015

Hey everyone! Great to get back to writing, I’m very excited to finish all the posts about this backpackers trip to Thailand and Singapore – there is so much to share. The past few weeks Anton and I were busy working on our family project DIY Foods. Opened the store, check it out!

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

But back to Chiang Mail. The earlier post about the town inspired a few of you to go there. Mission accomplished! You know, this is the point, I love inspiring you to travel, that’s the only reason this blog was started. You made me drop a tear of joy that day, thank you so much! Here’s the link to that post in case you missed it.

So if you happen to visit beautiful Chiang Mai, you might as well check out this beauty – Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Here is more information about the temple itself – how to get there, opening hours and the history. We rented bikes and really enjoyed the road.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Do know that the temple area is very touristy, lots of souvenirs, food, people taking selfies, dogs, beggars. BUT. If you come early, there’s a chance to avoid the crowds. Gosh, I just made it sound like a horrible experience, it’s not. The temple is indeed worth visiting.

The 309 steps you need to climb to get to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple:

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

You need to take off your shoes and leave them at the entrance. Just FYI.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

And this is glass, also just in case, you know, if anyone tells you it’s emerald and you run around like a very excited Ukrainian girl telling your friends: “It’s emerald, can you believe it???”. Nope, not embarrassed at all :-)

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

It’s beautiful and I have a thing for any spiritual instruments like gongs, singing bowls, bells. I once cried when I stood next to a huge Gong, actually, it was in Chiang Mai as well, so for me the trip to the temple was well worth it. Just look at them:

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

And the details:

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

The end!

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple via TinyBlackBird.com

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