Phrathat Doi Suthep

A 'must see' on any trip to Chiang Mai! Chiang Mai's most prominent and famous temple. Doi Suthep affords great views from its mountain vantage point. See also the White Hmong who also live in the bounds of Doi Pui National Park and a real local Thai market.

Doi Suthep is the most famous of Chiang Mai's temples and its most prominent sitting at 1685 meters above the city. Nestled on a small sub peak on Doi Pui mountain the temple affords spectacular views across the city and beyond. Even for those who are not temple buffs the view is worth the trip alone. We will take you up the winding road towards the base of the temple, here you will have the choice of tackling the 306 steps to the temple or there is a funicular railway for those who are less steady on their feet. Following the temple visit it we will then proceed to visit a Hmong hill tribe settlement. Doi Suthep Temple is a 'must see' on any visit to Chiang Mai. For those who are interested we can arrange a visit to Phu Ping Palace which is situated between the White Hmong village and Doi Suthep. Before transferring you to your hotel we will stop by a real Thai local market (either Warorot or Payom) where you can take in all the sights and sounds that a working local market offers.