Doi Suthep Temple



Doi Suthep

            “If you haven’t seen the view from Doi Suthep, you haven't been to Chiang Mai”. This is a reason why when you visit Chiang Mai, visiting Doi Suthep is a must. Particularly, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of the most significant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai. Buddha’s relics in Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep actually were kept in the underground basement, not the terrain as many people understand. According to the ancient tradition, local people believe that to construct the Buddha’s relics, the relics need to be conserved underground in order to protect the capital, Chiang Mai, as a central main pillar. Also, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is considered as a Suamne Moutain in Hinduism and Buddhism to indicate that tourists have arrived at their destination.

            Women are prohibited in relic area because the principle of the Buddhism that on-monthly- period women are filthy. Once the Lord Buddha entered this land a thousand year ago. This principle has been subsequently submit from older generation to the next. For the forbiddance of women in Buddhism, temples in the North of Thailand are still stricting in this rule.

            Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is not only symbolized as the temple for people who were born in a year of Goat in the era of King Rama the 5th to show the cultural victory of  Lanna Kingdom on behalf of disseminating birth year pagoda belief, but also recognized for participation in some important days such as the Candle Light Procession in Visakha Puja Day etc. In fact, the entrance of the pagoda, great Naga stairs, used to have only one head each with 173 steps. At the present, it was reconstructed to have seven heads each with 185 steps.

            In the past, annually, when it came to Visakha Puja Day, Chiang Mai people usually walked up to Doi Suthep to make merit, listen to dharma preaching, and keep five precepts. Some people may use Sriwichai Road instead of Suthep. On the other hand, elderly may go for the South of the mountain by meeting at Suandok Temple and marching pass Fai Hin residence. This occasion starts at night before Visakha Puja Day in order to get to the destination on time.

            Master Sri Wichai, who restored the relic in Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, was the leader of spiritual belief of Lanna people to fight against the development during period of King Rama the 5th that His Majesty brought the ideal Western revolution to apply with Thai society. At that age, this method was criticized as a domination and Lanna custom destruction. Therefore, Master Sri Wichai needed to build up several Northern temples for maintaining the roots of Lanna culture.

            Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep has been through earthquake five times which the latest was held in 2014. According to records written directly after the temple was constructed. In 1545, the first earthquake destroyed all the pagoda’s plains. Nevertheless, the second earthquake, in 1801, had no information that the glass marble was fallen from the top. Later, the third time, in 1989, the peak of a tied umbrella was demolished. Following that, the fourth time, in 1995, the glass marble on the tiered umbrella had fallen to the ground once more. Previously, the fifth time, in 2014, the peak of the tiered umbrella was tilted.

            In addition, whoever studies at Chiang Mai University would know the “CMU trekking tradition” which is a well-known and annual custom to make merit at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. By a reason of prolonging Master Sri Wichai to fight against the revolution to protect Lanna culture.

Half Day

Doi Suthep Temple  - Phuping Palace Or Hmong Hilltribe Village

Pick up Time : 08.00 – 08.30 Am.

Back to hotel around : 12.00 – 12.30 Pm.

Activitie

  • Doi Suthep Temple
  • Phuping Palace Or Hmong Hilltribe Village

-  Private Group  ( Minimum 2 persons )  1,500.-B/ 1 person.

- Join Group  800.B/ 1 person.

Doi Suthep Temple + Pha Lad Temple + Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Pick up Time :  : 08.00 – 08.30 Am.

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple see beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous wiew of Chiang Mai City.
  • Experience walk down in Jungle about 40 mines. To hidden temple.
  • Visit Pha Lad Temple this temple mixes between Thai and Burmese style.
  • Visit Mon Tha Than waterfall enjoy swimming and relax time.

Back to hotel around : 12.30 -  13.00 Pm.

-  Private Group  ( Minimum 2 persons )  2,500.-B/ 1 person.

- Join Group  1,500.B/ 1 person.

Doi Suthep Temple + City Temple Tour

Pick up Time :  : 08.00 – 08.30 Am.

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple see beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous wiew of Chiang Mai City.
  • Visit Pra Singha Temple  the most significant temples in Chiang Mai.
  • Visit Chedi Luang Temple is the ancient temple in Chiang Mai.

Back to hotel around : 12.30 -  13.00 Pm.

-  Private Group  ( Minimum 2 persons )  2,000.-B/ 1 person.

      

 

Full Day

Doi Suthep Temple + Pha Lad Temple +Orchid and Butterfly Farm + Sticky Waterfall

Pick up Time :  : 08.00 – 08.30 Am.

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple see beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous wiew of Chiang Mai City.
  • Visit Pha Lad Temple this temple mixes between Thai and Burmese style.
  • Visit Orchid and Butterfly Farm (Lunch)
  • Visit Sticky waterfall. Emjoy swimming and relax time.

Back to hotel around : 15.30 -  16.00 Pm.

-  Private Group  ( Minimum 2 persons )  3,200.-B/ 1 person.

- Join Group  1,900.B/ 1 person.

Doi Suthep Temple Trek and Zipline Adventure

Pick up Time :  : 08.00 – 08.30 Am.

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple see beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous wiew of Chiang Mai City.
  • See beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous view.
  • Experience walk down in Jungle about 40 mines. To hidden temple.
  • Visit Pha Lad Temple this temple mixes between Thai and Burmese style.
  • Vist zipline adventure (Lunch)
  • Exploring in the jungle 28 platforms.
  • Exciting actives of the Zipline adventure will give a gorgeous view of the lake.
  • Back to hotel around : 15.30 -  16.00pm.

-  Private Group  ( Minimum 2 persons )  3,500.-B/ 1 person.

- Join Group  2,000.B/ 1 person.

 

Doi Suthep Temple Trek and Grand Canyon jumping water park

Pick up Time :  : 08.00 – 08.30 Am.

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple see beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous wiew of Chiang Mai City.
  • See beautiful golden pagoda and gorgeous view.
  • Experience walk down in Jungle about 40 mines. To hidden temple.
  • Visit Grand Canyon jumping water park. (Lunch)
  • Enjoy floating aqua park and kayaking and canoeing

Back to hotel around : 15.30 -  16.00 pm.

-  Private Group  ( Minimum 2 persons )  3,500.-B/ 1 person.

- Join Group  2,000.B/ 1 person.

 

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