“a must visit golden place in Chiang Mai”
I’ve been to Chiang Mai a couple times already but, I never even dare to visit this amazing, majestic and fascinating place - no words can even describe it. People that I encountered both locals and foreigners always told me "you've never been to Chiang Mai, unless you visited Doi Suthep Temple". And I think they're absolutely right. I'm glad that I overcome my laziness and visited this wonder.
It never failed to amaze me and took my breathe away. The gorgeous Chiang Mai city view is superb, the Buddhist temple experienced is beyond, the weather is so perfect, side trips were awesome, it’s very unforgettable. I should've done this the first time I came here.
Chiang Mai | Ssangyong Temple
Attractions Location: Su Thep
Shuanglong Temple, also known as Suthep Temple, is named after two long dragons sitting on the steps on both sides. It is a famous Buddhist summer resort in Thailand.
It is said that in the 14th century, Taibei got the relic of Sakyamuni Buddha. A sorghum placed the relic on the back of the white elephant, letting him find the place of worship, and finally the white elephant went to Suthep Mountain.
Today, the golden stupa of the Buddhist temple still enshrines the Buddha's relics, attracting believers from all over the world to pilgrimage every year.
There is a viewing platform at the back of the main hall, which overlooks the entire city of Chiang Mai and is also very suitable for taking pictures.
When you are visiting, don't wear naked limbs. When you enter the hall, you need to take off your shoes. The shoes are not stored separately. You need to remember where to put your shoes.
Located on Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That is a famous Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai that was built in 1383. According to the legend, King Nu Naone of Lan Na placed a bone from the Buddha on a white elephant and released it into the jungle. The elephant is said to have climbed Doi Suthep, trumpeted 3 times, and then died, so the king ordered that a temple be built at the site. The 309 steps in front of the temple are guarded by two dragon sculptures, giving the temple its name. You can ascend the steps to the main hall, in whose center a golden stupa honoring the Shakyamuni Buddha is placed. After the tour, you can go to the observation deck behind the main hall to overlook the entire city of Chiang Mai.