Half-Day Tour Chiang Mai Doi Suthep Temple and Artists
If you are charmed by the beautiful temples that rest in the northernmost region of Thailand, then you should make visiting the second most important temple part of your itinerary when searching for great activities and adventures within the area. The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is among the most sacred temples present in Chiang Mai and the second in the whole of Thailand; and by taking part in this tour, you will get the chance to climb a long path of three hundred steps that leads to the sacred temple waiting at the end of the mountain winding path. The easiest way to reach the temple is by going through the mountain path but if you will have a difficult time going to the temple this way, you can instead take an elevator / funicular lift up the mountain for only 50 Thai Baht.
The path can get quite challenging if you are not steady on your feet so opting for the elevator ride will be highly convenient for you during the trip. Not only will you get the chance to see the magnificence and beauty of the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the trip will be extremely worth it since you will also be able to see the breathtaking and stunning scenery across Chiang Mai. If your idea of an adventure is visiting these sacred temples while taking in the beautiful views of the region, then taking part in this tour is definitely something you should not miss.
Doi Suthep Temple
The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or more commonly known as Doi Suthep is a Theravada Wat in the Chiang Mai region that is also named after the mountain where it is located the Doi Suthep. The Thais consider this place as one of the sacred areas in the region and is also known to be one of the most revered temples in the whole of Chiang Mai. When you have successfully reached the mountain top, you will see that the complex has several mesmerizing temples where monks regularly pray and light incense in, as well as the charming views of the region.
Summer Palace of the Royal Family
From the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, you would just need about a ten-minute drive to reach the summer palace of the Royal Family; although the establishment is considered to be one of the kings palaces, a lot of tourists are unaware of this and some do not even know of its existence. The Summer Palace (or Bhubing Palace) is is situated in the Muang District of Chiang Mai and is considered to be the Royal Family winter residence every time they visit the people in the northern portion of Thailand.
After visiting the Summer Palace, a few minute drive will take you to the Hmong Village where colorful and unique ethnic people will greet and welcome you wholeheartedly. You will find the village near the Doi Suthep and is known to be the second-largest hill tribe group in the region; additionally, these people are known for their skills in embroidery and polygamy is widely practiced in their culture.
Price and Schedule:
Group trip to the Doi Suthep costs 580 Thai Baht per person
8:30-morning pick or 1:30 in the afternoon