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  • The Alluring Asia Team

Doi Suthep Temple Scenic Drive

Chiang Mai, Thailand

This tour features a scenic drive through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai, and includes a pass through the old city walls, city gates and a moat. Drive around Chiang Mai’s popular areas; pass a local market, some foreign consulates and government buildings, and drive by ‘Tapae Gate’ before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.

According to legend, the shrine of Wat Prathat Doi Suthep was erected in 1383 after a wandering white elephant carrying a sacred Buddha relic stopped here, trumpeted three times, and promptly died - an auspicious sign by Thai standards.

Listen to the chants, hear the magnificent bells and gongs, experience worship in pageantry and symbolism. Doi Suthep Temple is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

If you'd like, you may climb the 300 steps leading to the temple's top level, where a delightful, panoramic view of the city awaits you.

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